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UCM’s Online RN to BSN Program Ranked Among Most Affordable Programs

By Alex Wilson, August 17, 2021

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WARRENSBURG, MO – Recently, the informative online nursing platform, Top RN to BSN, ranked the University of Central Missouri eighth on its list of 25 Most Affordable Online RN to BSN Programs for 2021. According to the article, students looking for an affordable, accessible and strong academic nursing program can be comfortable at the award-winning UCM program.

Top RN to BSN, on a mission to supply nursing students with the necessary information to excel in their academic pursuits, lists the university in the top 10 most affordable online RN to BSN programs, making UCM the highest-ranking school in the state. The methodology for this ranking included comparing accredited programs across the United States by their cost, reputation and course offerings. The data used to conduct the ranking was derived from the College Scorecard, College Navigator, and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System.

While UCM offers financial aid to 94% of its student body and is an affordable option, the quality of university programs are also worth celebrating. The Online RN to BSN program offers nursing students a flexible, digital learning environment flourishing with career opportunities. Students can expect a program that will keep them engaged while learning about essential and advanced nursing topics, including concepts related to wellness and pathophysiology.

Among requirements, prospective students must have an Associate of Science in Nursing, completion of general education and nursing prerequisite courses, a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.50 and a nursing license before being admitted to the program.

The ranking comes at a time of much renown and stature for UCM’s online RN to BSN program. This past year, the program was recognized by other academic review institutions such as and Princeton Review. Despite online learning being at an all-time competitive high, the online RN to BSN program at UCM has consistently been among the best in the state and nation.

For more information, contact Marcia Sholl, RN-BSN coordinator and associate professor of nursing, at or visit the program website.



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