RN-BSN Admission Requirements

  • Graduation from a state board of nursing-approved school of nursing. Students requesting admission to the BSN program who are graduates of diploma or non-accredited ADN programs may be admitted on provisional status.
  • Current unencumbered licensure as a registered nurse in the United States.
  • Cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.5 (4.0 scale) from the basic school of nursing and all previous and subsequent college coursework. Students applying with a cumulative GPA ranging from 2.0 to 2.499 may be admitted on probation based on review of individual circumstances.

Why Choose UMKC?

More Career Options

  • A Bachelor of Science Nursing degree from the UMKC School of Nursing and Health Studies will put you on the path to professional growth, leadership and social advocacy.

More Flexibility

  • Our RN-BSN program is an affordable, nationally based program that can be completed entirely online. You will never have to come to campus for coursework. Work at your own pace, from the comfort of your own home, while you receive the same quality education as our on-campus students.

More Innovative

  • The UMKC RN-BSN program is recognized for its innovative and effective use of technology. Our program will ensure you are up-to-date with the latest in nursing and health care.

Less Expensive

  • Our program is also extremely affordable. We offer in-state tuition in states we are authorized to deliver our RN-BSN program. U.S. News & World Report recognized us as one of the top 10 schools in the nation for affordable online graduate nursing programs.

“I am receiving an

excellent education

comparable to any

institution in the

United States.”

“As a Senior Nursing student enrolled in the RN-BSN Program at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for giving my classmates and I the very best of the best regarding the quality of education we are receiving at UMKC. Overall, my instructors are five-star, and when people ask me, “How do you like UMKC?”, I respond with confidence that I am receiving an excellent education comparable to any institution in the United States (US). Thank you so much for making the earning of an education an honor and a privilege.“

– Stacey Suarez, August, 2016

How Does The Program Work?

The UMKC RN-BSN program is extremely flexible to fit your lifestyle. This is an online program, so at no time are you required to come to campus. The program is for current RN’s only, you must be a registered nurse to apply.

UMKC support services are available to all distance education students. Our online students are treated the same as our on-campus students, and every student is assigned an Academic Advisor and Faculty Mentor.

You will love learning from our highly qualified, online certified, clinically active faculty. We also offer peer mentoring by senior RN-BSN students, and plenty of opportunities for student to student interaction.

The Value of Real-World Experience
We understand the value of practical, real-world experience, and while many online degrees struggle to offer this, at UMKC we pride ourselves on offering more interactive experience to our RN-BSN students than any other program.

During the final year of the RN-BSN curriculum, student teams work collaboratively with RN-BSN supervisory faculty, healthcare organizations and hospitals to obtain real-world experience that will empower you to assume leadership roles after graduation.

UMKC RN-BSN Curriculum


Our curriculum is framed around 11 core competencies, which will enhance your skills and effectiveness as a professional nurse.

  • clinical/professional judgment
  • communication
  • research and provision of evidence-based care
  • health promotion and disease prevention
  • leadership/management
  • technology utilization
  • professional valuing/caring
  • professional role development
  • global perspectives
  • health care systems and policy
  • teaching/learning

 

How Much Will It Cost?

Everyone in the UMKC RN-BSN program pays in-state tuition & fees, regardless of where you live.

Financial aid and nursing scholarships are also available.

On average, students can complete this program for less than $14,000.

Chancellor’s

Transfer

Scholarship

Chancellor’s Transfer Scholarship

Maximum Academic Year Amount
• $2,000; plus non-resident fee differential if applicable

Qualifications
• Transfer students from any community college or four year institution
• Must have completed 40 transferrable credit hours before attending UMKC
• 3.0 cumulative GPA in all college work attempted
• Full-time enrollment
• Must be working on First Bachelor’s Degree
• Not available for Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy or Conservatory
• U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

Application
• No application; awarded automatically based on admission information

Deadline: February 15th for Fall 2017 Admission

How Long Will It Take?

A full-time plan of study can be completed in just 5 semesters, and flexible part-time plans of studies are also available, including the option of taking one class per semester.

Most students transferring in only need 11-12 classes to earn their BSN. Start times are year round but certain classes are taken one at a time and offered during specific semesters.

On average, our

students complete

the program in

5 semesters.

How Do I Apply?

Are you convinced that the UMKC RN-BSN program is right for you? Here is what you need to know to apply and enroll:

Admission Requirements

  • Graduation from a state board of nursing-approved school of nursing. Students requesting admission to the BSN program who are graduates of diploma or non-accredited ADN programs may be admitted on provisional status.
  • Current unencumbered licensure as a registered nurse in the United States.
  • Cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.5 (4.0 scale) from the basic school of nursing and all previous and subsequent college coursework. Students applying with a cumulative GPA ranging from 2.0 to 2.499 may be admitted on probation based on review of individual circumstances.
Application Deadlines
  • Rolling Admissions – applications accepted until the start of the semester
Students can apply 9-12 months before their planned start date. Applications are processed in the order they are received, so completing your application early means earlier access to enroll in classes. Applications and ALL transcripts are to be submitted before the start of the semester.

The Application Process – 5 Easy Steps


  1. Make sure you meet the admission requirements, listed above.
  2. Fill out the UMKC Admissions Application. Choose the electronic application or a printable application.
  3. Send in your transcripts.
  4. Mail us proof of your RN license, along with your Personal Responsibility Statement and $20 Nursing Application Fee.
  5. You will receive your acceptance letter, via both U.S. postal mail and e-mail, along with further instructions.

Get started today!

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