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The RN-to-BSN online option from the Sinclair School of Nursing at the University of Missouri emphasizes critical thinking and practice skills necessary for clinical management of patients within a constantly changing health-care environment. This option is designed for registered nurses who cannot travel to attend traditional classes on a regular basis.

Degree Details

Completion of the program includes 120 credit hours. All courses are online; however, to complement the weekly assignments, all RN-to-BSN students are required to come to campus one to two days per semester. The scheduled on-campus days are mandatory.

A four-credit hour, ten-week long practicum component is built into your plan of study. You should expect to work with one or more community agencies for approximately 90 hours during this semester.

Learn more details about the program by visiting the Sinclair School of Nursing site.

Admission criteria

  • Application to MU Admissions. Check requirements for admission as a transfer student to the university here.
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended and must be on file with the MU Admissions Office.
  • Apply to the School of Nursing using the RN to BSN application.
  • A minimum grade point average of 2.8 (on a 4.0 scale in an Associates Nursing Program).
  • A minimum of 2.0 GPA for courses taken at Mizzou.
  • Completion of all prerequisite courses. See a list of prerequisites.
  • Current licensure as an RN in the United States.

Any student not meeting the above criteria may submit a petition for special consideration.

Application process

Your application and transcripts must be received by March 1 to be considered for the upcoming summer semester.

For more information or to begin the application process visit the Sinclair School of Nursing website.

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The program is approved by the Missouri State Board of Nursing and is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

The University of Missouri is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and the Schools of the Higher Learning Commission.