Nursing (RN to BSN)

Bachelor of science in nursing University of Missouri-St. Louis
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Overview

UMSL's registered nurse to bachelor of science in nursing (RN to BSN) program offers registered nurses the opportunity to continue their education through a flexible and convenient program offered 100% online. General education requirements are met through a strong liberal arts component including studies beyond the sciences. Nursing studies explore concepts of health assessment, population health, nursing research and evidence-based practice, and leadership with community-based independent clinical activities.

Quick facts

Official name

Bachelor of science in nursing

Campus

University of Missouri-St. Louis

Program type

Bachelor's degree

Academic home

College of Nursing

Delivery mode

100% online

Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Credit hours

30

Estimated cost

$13,937.70

*This cost is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your transfer hours, your course choices and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.

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Career prospects

The RN to BSN curriculum focuses on preparing nurses to care for increasingly complex needs of patients and populations.

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12.85%
employment growth
Burning Glass Technologies. 2021. Salary numbers and employment growth numbers are based on models that consider advertised job posting salary, Bureau of Labor Statistics data and other proprietary and public sources of information for multiple occupations.
$67,000
median salary

Program structure

Delivery of this program is 100% online: no campus visits are required. Courses are semester-based. Students typically take one or two classes each 8-week semester and finish in five semesters.

Course work includes

  • Role of the baccalaureate-prepared nurse
  • Health assessment for the professional nurse
  • Health policy for the professional nurse

Delivery

100% online

Calendar system

8-week semesters

Typical program length

5 semesters

Typical course load

1-2 classes per semester

Accreditation

The University of Missouri-St. Louis is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States.

The UMSL College of Nursing RN to BSN program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Faculty spotlight

Alicia Hutchings

Early in her nursing career, Dr. Hutchings knew the way to make the greatest impact in healthcare was to educate competent, caring and compassionate nurses. Academia has been her area of practice since 2007 when she started at Lutheran School of Nursing in St. Louis. From there, Alicia taught primarily in undergraduate education at Oklahoma City University, expanding her knowledge and expertise in curriculum, teaching excellence and university service. She was chair of continuing education and was an integral part of local and regional conference development. 

She joined UMSL in 2016. Dr. Hutchings’ MSN and doctorate have an emphasis on nursing education. She has had the opportunity to teach in both undergraduate and graduate nursing courses and assist with programmatic development and evaluation. 

Research interests: Nursing student engagement, innovative teaching strategies, institutional research and student motivation, retention of the RN by understanding student motivators.

Alicia Hutchings, PhD, RN, CNE
Associate Teaching Professor, RN to BSN Program Director, Vice Provost Fellow for Student Success, College of Nursing
Liz Mantych

Dr. Mantych has taught in the RN to BSN program for 33 years and is former program director. She has a BSN and MSN from St. Louis University, with an emphasis in medical-surgical nursing. She earned her doctorate in nursing practice (DNP) from Chatham University in 2013. Dr. Mantych considers being a nurse educator a privilege and honor embodying an effort to promote a safer and healthier society. 

Her work experience includes oncology nursing, hospice care and nurse education since 1984, teaching medical-surgical nursing at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville before joining UMSL. She enjoys teaching to ultimately influence patient outcomes following the Code of Ethics for Nurses established by the American Nurses Association (ANA). 

Liz Mantych, RN, DNP
Associate Teaching Professor, College of Nursing

Learn more about this program

This program is administered by the College of Nursing