BSN - Missouri Baptist University
Program Level
  • Bachelor's
Degrees Offered


  • Traditional
  • College of Science & Health
  • School of Nursing
BSN Program Overview

Courses for the BSN are taught in MBU’s state-of-the-art School of Nursing, located in the Walker Medical Building neighboring MBU’s main campus. The 8,000-plus square feet space has been transformed into an innovative learning space, which includes a simulation lab, technology-equipped training classrooms, and community meeting areas. Students must complete the pre-requisite courses to be considered for this program. 

MBU School of Nursing also offers a Nursing Across Culture minor.

Why MBU?

  • As the only evangelical Christian University in St. Louis, MBU’s program fills an important role in St. Louis and beyond as it aims to intersect innovative preparation with Christian perspectives, integrating personal faith in the practice of nursing while serving in a global and culturally diverse society.
  • You’ll learn in an environment built specifically to prepare you to be successful in the ever-changing nursing industry. MBU’s School of Nursing is located in the Walker Medical Building, which neighbors MBU’s main campus. The 8,000-plus square feet space was transformed into an innovative learning space, which includes a simulation lab, technology-equipped training classrooms, and community meeting areas. View the gallery here.
  • All students admitted into this program within the School of Nursing will receive a new Apple iPad included in tuition to help foster innovative learning. At MBU, you’ll use technology to learn how to communicate relevant patient data, manage care, mitigate errors, and support clinical judgment and evidence-based nursing practice.
  • The launch of MBU’s nursing program comes when the demand for registered nurses who have earned a BSN is high. In Missouri, employment of registered nurses is projected to grow more than 13 percent by 2024, according to Missouri’s Division of Employment Security. The projections are, in part, based on the rising demand for healthcare confounded with a significant number of nurses who will be retiring in the next decade.


1. Are there any part-time or online options available for the BSN program? No, the BSN program is a full-time program. There are no online options for completion of the BSN.

2. Do all of the prerequisite courses need to be completed when I apply? Applicants should have completed all pre-nursing requirements (or be currently enrolled) as outlined on the BSN Degree Sheet prior to applying for the nursing program. Students who have up to nine (9) credit hours of pre-nursing courses outstanding will be considered for admission if the courses can be taken during a summer semester or in an online format during the nursing program. All science and math courses must be completed prior to starting the nursing program.

Students must have two of the four following science courses completed prior to applying for admissions:
Anatomy & Physiology I w/lab (must earn a B or better in theory & lab)
Anatomy & Physiology II w/lab (must earn a B or better in theory & lab)
Pathophysiology (must earn a B or better)
Microbiology w/lab (must earn a B or better in theory & lab)

The other two courses can be in progress during the application timeframe but must be completed prior to the nursing program beginning.

The science courses must be completed within the past 7 years.

3. Can I take the prerequisite courses at a community college or online? Yes. The prerequisite courses can be completed at any accredited college/university or community college. They can also be taken online.

4. When can I apply? All applications will open on November 1 and close on December 1 of each year for admission the following academic year. Students will be notified no later than February 28 of the decision.

5. How many clinical hours will I have during the BSN program? Students completing the BSN program complete 765 hours of clinical practice in a variety of specialty areas. The program concludes with a 168-hour Senior Capstone experience where the student works with a preceptor to increase knowledge application, prioritization and decision-making skills as well as help facilitate a smooth transition to professional practice.

6. Are there opportunities to work with diverse populations during the BSN program? Each student will have a number of opportunities to work with diverse populations during the course of study.

7. When do clinical experiences begin in the BSN program at Missouri Baptist University School of Nursing? Students in the BSN program begin clinical in their first semester and continue in clinical synthesis experiences throughout the program.

8. Where are clinical courses? Clinical courses may be held anywhere within a 75-mile radius of the campus. Students are responsible for transportation to and from clinical sites. Clinical experiences usually begin at 6:30 a.m. and go until 3:30 p.m., although there could be some afternoon-to-evening hours.

9. Is there a time limit on when courses had to be completed in order for them to be transferred in to the School of Nursing? Yes, there is a 7 year time limit on four science courses. Students must have completed the following courses in the past 5 years in order to transfer them in to the School of Nursing.
– Anatomy & Physiology I & II
– Pathophysiology
– Microbiology

Clinical Sites

The School of Nursing at Missouri Baptist University will use a variety of clinical sites to give students a broad range of experiences across various settings and with different populations. Our list of clinical sites is continually growing. Below is an example of some of the sites that students could attend.

  • Bethesda Meadows
  • Bethesda Home Health and Hospice
  • CenterPoint Hospital
  • City of St. Louis Department of Health
  • Comtrea
  • Delmar Gardens
  • Hawthorne Children’s Psychiatric Hospital
  • Hermann Area District Hospital
  • Mercy Jefferson
  • Mercy St. Louis
  • Mercy Washington
  • Metropolitan St. Louis Psychiatric Center
  • Mid-America Transplant
  • Missouri Baptist Sullivan
  • Missouri Baptist Medical Center
  • Nurses for Newborns
  • The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis
  • Select Specialty Hospital
  • Shriners Hospital for Children
  • SSM Health
  • St. Anthony’s Medical Center
  • St. Louis Psychiatric Rehabilitation Center
  • St. Luke’s Hospital
  • Wentzville School District

Direct Entry Option Admission Requirements

Minimum SAT Score: 1100-1190
Minimum Composite Score (ACT): 23
• Subscore in Math and Science of at least 20
Minimum High School GPA: 3.0
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Traditional Entry Option

• B or better in the specified courses (A&P I, A&P II, Pathophysiology, Microbiology)
Minimum High School GPA: 2.8
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