MBU welcomes third cohort of pre-licensure nursing students
This fall the School of Nursing installed the third cohort during the fall inauguration ceremony. This ceremony was held on Sept. 5 in the Pillsbury Chapel and Dale Williams Fine Arts Center.
Recently, the board approved the upcoming addition of the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) in the School of Nursing.
The MSN degree will offer the following tracks: Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), Nurse Educator and Executive Leadership. The U.S. Department of Labor-Bureau of Labor Statistics projects employment of advanced practice nurses to grow 31 percent from 2016-2026. The MSN program is set to start in the fall of 2020 pending approval from the Higher Learning Commission.
Additionally, the Missouri Baptist University School of Nursing was recognized for its excellence in training patient-centered nurses. The Arnold P. Gold Foundation (APGF) and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) announced that MBU would be one of 50 schools of nursing across the nation were selected to receive funding to host White Coat Ceremonies for incoming nursing students in the 2019-2020 academic year. Since 2013, AACN and the Gold Foundation have collaborated to provide support and technical assistance to 360 schools of nursing in 49 states to offer ceremonies designed to inspire a commitment to providing compassionate, patient-centered care among students entering the nursing profession.
This spring, MBU will graduate its first class of RN-BSN nurses.