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Admission Requirements and Program Information

Nursing - RN-BS Nursing Option, BS

Admission Requirements

  1. Associate of Science in Nursing Degree required. The general education program specific requirements as well as the nursing prerequisite courses must be met prior to Active Admission** to the RN-BSN Program. 
  2. Cumulative grade point average of 2.50 (4.0 scale). 
  3. Completion of UCM's Undergraduate Application through the Office of Admissions. The Office of Admissions will require an official transcript from each institution attended. 
  4. Completion of the online RN-BSN nursing application for admission. 
  5. Licensed as a registered nurse in good standing. Current unencumbered licensure as a registered nurse in the United States and eligibility for licensure in Missouri.
  6. Current BLS for Healthcare Providers CPR certificate.
  7. Criminal Background Check required.
  8. Completion of the Required Immunization and Student Responsibility Form.
  9. Computer or computer access with hardware compatible with UCM’s program software. Basic computer skills are required prior to matriculation.

**Your admission letter may indicate that your status is provisional. If this is the case, your provisional status will change to active admission status, once all general education courses are transcripted at UCM and completion of all admission requirements for clinical courses (e.g. CBC, immunizations, active RN license, etc.) are met. A student may not take any clinical courses without having active admission status. Taking actions necessary to clear provisional admission status is the sole responsibility of the student. Contact the School of Nursing at 660-543-4775 for verification.


General Education and Program Prerequisite Courses

The General Education Program requirements can be found online at

Students who transfer to UCM with an Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree or a bachelor’s degree from an appropriately regionally accredited institution are considered to have met UCM’s 42-hour general education program.

Program Prerequisites

  • Chemistry
  • Anatomy and Physiology (6-8 credit hours)
  • Microbiology
  • General Sociology
  • General Psychology
  • Nutrition


Transcript Evaluation

To request a transcript evaluation for the RN-BSN program, please fill out this printable form or this electronic form.


Proposed Schedule of Classes for One Year RN to Baccalaureate Completion

First Semester (first 8 weeks)

Credit Hours

NUR 4050 Professional Nursing Dimensions & Perspective * 4
NUR 4010 Health and Physical Assessment *  3
Choice of upper division nursing elective **  2
First Semester (second 8 weeks)  
NUR 4052 Advanced Concepts of Wellness for RNs (prerequisite of NUR 4050) 3
NUR 4111 Socio-Economic Factors Impacting Health 3
  6 total
Second Semester (first 8 weeks)  
NUR 4015 Evidence-based Practice/Research (prerequisite of NUR 4050) 2
NUR 4406 Concepts of Community Health Nursing # 3
NUR 4407 Concepts of Community Health Nursing Practicum # 2
  7 total
Second Semester (second 8 weeks)  
NUR 4200 Pathophysiology 3
NUR 4608 Concepts of Nursing Leadership in Management # 4
NUR 4609 Concepts of Nursing Leadership in Management Practicum # 1
  8 total
All courses listed above are offered online during the fall and spring semesters. Total Program Credit Hours 30


Summer Semester
Summer courses are offered on a rotational basis. Please check the summer schedule for courses being

** One nursing elective is required from the following (all courses are 2 credit hours and offered online)

NUR 4020 Grief & Loss (offered spring & summer – first 8 weeks)
NUR 4030 Human Sexuality (offered spring & fall – first 8 weeks)
NUR 4040 Nursing Informatics (offered fall – second 8 weeks)
NUR 4405 Aging of Self & Others (offered fall – full semester)
NUR 4210 Wellness for US Veterans & Military Families (offered spring – second 8 weeks)

* Must be taken before practicum courses (NUR 4406/4407 and NUR 4608/4609).
# Must have active status to enroll in practicum courses (NUR 4406/4407 and NUR 4608/4609). Active status
means you have successfully completed all general education and nursing prerequisite courses and have
submitted all admission documents.

Please note NUR 4608 and NUR 4609 must be the last two courses taken prior to graduation.


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