The accelerated bachelor of science in nursing (ABSN) program allows students, who have completed pre-requisites either at MBU or another institution, to obtain their BSN in as little as 12 months.
Courses for the ABSN 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.
• Grade B or higher in the following:
– Intro to Chemistry
– Anatomy & Physiology I
– Anatomy & Physiology II
• Minimum College GPA: 3.2
• Admission Policy Details
• 24 Students Accepted
• Next Start Date: June 2023
• Program Length: 12-months
• Priority Admission Date: February 2022
• Cost Per Credit Hour: $560
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 Home Health and Hospice
City of St. Louis Department of Health
Hawthorne Children’s Psychiatric Hospital
Hermann Area District Hospital
Mercy St. Louis
Metropolitan St. Louis Psychiatric Center
Missouri Baptist Sullivan
Missouri Baptist Medical Center
Nurses for Newborns
The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis
Select Specialty Hospital
Shriners Hospital for Children
St. Anthony’s Medical Center
St. Louis Psychiatric Rehabilitation Center
St. Luke’s Hospital
Wentzville School District
Applicants should have completed all of the 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 may be considered for admission if the courses can be taken during a summer semester or in an online format. All science and math courses must be completed prior to starting the nursing program.
Students must have three of the five science courses completed prior to applying for admissions. The other two courses can be in progress during the application timeframe.
Courses must be completed within the past 5 years (with the exception of Chemistry) with a grade of B or higher.
BIOL 113+111 Introduction to Chemistry + Lab
BIOL 213+211 Anatomy & Physiology I + Lab
BIOL 223+221 Anatomy & Physiology II + Lab
BIOL 363 Pathophysiology
BIOL 373+371 Microbiology + Lab
*Students must have three of the five science courses completed prior to applying for admissions. The other two courses can be in progress during the application timeframe.
*All science courses need to have a grade of B or higher to be considered for admission to the School of Nursing.
(#)Courses must be completed within the past 5 years.
Direct Entry applications will open on October 1 and close on December 1 of each year for admission the following academic year. Students will be notified no later than December 20 of the decision.
Junior Entry applications will open on December 1 and close on February 1 of each year for admission the following academic year. Students will be notified no later than March 1 of the decision.