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Nursing - RN-BS Nursing Option, BS

Online RN to BSN Program

The University of Central Missouri’s 100% online RN to BSN program provides professional registered nurses with the opportunity to continue working while earning an online bachelor’s degree in Nursing. Our program is focused on helping professional nurses complete their BSN degree. We strive to make sure you receive a personal experience while completing your RN to BSN degree online at UCM.

Complete your online RN to BSN degree in as little as one year

If you already have an associate degree in Nursing, and an active RN license, this online BSN program is for you. This fully online program can be completed in as little as one year. The RN to BSN program offers no out-of-state tuition costs, which makes this a flexible and affordable option.

In-person graduation

You are welcome to join us and your peers on campus for a nursing pinning ceremony and graduation after you’ve completed your BSN degree. This celebration is offered face-to-face in Warrensburg, Missouri, every December and May.

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What you will study

All classes are unique to the RN to BSN student, with a focus on assessment, wellness, community and leadership. As a working nurse, RN to BSN online programs like the one at the University of Central Missouri do not require bedside clinical hours.

In our online RN to BSN program, you will achieve a well-rounded undergraduate education in nursing theory and practice. This program is taught by faculty who are experienced nurses with a passion for education. Our courses include:

  • Professional Nursing Dimensions & Perspectives
  • Health & Physical Assessment
  • Advanced Concepts of Wellness
  • Evidence-Based Practice Research
  • Concepts of Community Health Nursing
  • Concepts of Nursing Leadership Management
  • Socio-Economic Factors Impacting Health


Excellence in Nursing

  • The baccalaureate program at the University of Central Missouri is accredited by the Commission on collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington DC 20001, (202) 463-6930.
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Unique learning opportunities in Nursing

The University of Central Missouri’s online RN to BSN degree program allows you to use your coursework and practicum to expand your knowledge in the field of nursing. In addition, you can gain valuable experience while connecting with others in the nursing profession.

Our RN to BSN online program includes community health and leadership projects, which allow you to collaborate with other nursing professionals and your nursing faculty. This enables you to apply principles from your coursework to your nursing career.


What can you do with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from UCM?

Registered nurses with BSN degrees are in high demand. If you already have an associate degree in Nursing, and an active RN license, then RN to BSN online programs like ours can help you expand your career opportunities.

Advance your nursing career

Trends have shown that hospitals are hiring bachelor’s degree-prepared nurses.

Magnet hospitals prefer hiring RNs who have earned their bachelor’s degree. A BSN degree can be instrumental when pursuing positions in management or other upper-level jobs in nursing.




Financial assistance options for your RN to BSN degree

The University of Central Missouri has been recognized by LendEDU for low student debt. We offer several options for financing your education, including:

  • Scholarships
  • Grants
  • Loans
  • Work Study

Many hospitals also provide employer reimbursement. Our financial aid staff can help you navigate that process.


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Take your degree further.


After graduating with your RN to BSN degree, you can further your career with UCM’s Master of Science in Nursing (MSN degree) in two tracks:

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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 660-543-8736 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.


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