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Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

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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.


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
Admission Policy Details

QUICK FACTS

40 Students Accepted
Next Start Date: August 2022
Program Length: 4 years
Priority Admission Date: December 1, 2022


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 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 error, 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.

Junior Entry Admission

Note: This option is only available for FA-22 and FA-23 and then will no longer be available.

The following steps are required to complete the MBU School of Nursing application procedure:
1. Application to MBU

a. Transfer Students will submit the Undergraduate application for Admissions by following the undergraduate application requirements.
b. Current MBU students can skip this step.

2. Application to School of Nursing

Transfer Students will be contacted by an Admissions Counselor after completion of the Undergraduate application. Once the student’s transcripts have been evaluated and the student has been deemed eligible to apply to the pre-licensure BSN program, a link to the School of Nursing application will be given.
Current MBU Students: Contact your Pre-Nursing Advisor. Once the advisor has deemed you are eligible to apply, a link to the application will be provided.
Applications open on December 1 and close on February 1.
3. Official Transcripts
Official transcripts from all colleges and universities previously attended (other than MBU) must be received by the MBU Record’s Office prior to the close of the admission application cycle. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that all transcripts have been received by the MBU Record’s office by this date.
Transcripts can be mailed to:

Missouri Baptist University
ATTN: Records Office
One College Park Drive
Saint Louis, MO 63141-8698

4. Video Essay

Within the application, create a 3-5 minute video answering the following questions, being sure to provide examples from your own experience that support your rationale: (1) Describe your personal qualities and why you would be a good fit for a career in professional nursing. (2) What is your perception of the nursing field, and what influenced you to choose professional nursing as a career? (3) Why did you choose MBU to pursue your degree in nursing, and how do you think MBU’s nursing program will prepare you for a professional nursing career?

Admissions Policy
Junior Entry Admissions Rubric

Direct Entry Process

Students seeking the Bachelor of Science in nursing degree will apply to enter the program during the first year at Missouri Baptist University (MBU).  The School of Nursing may admit up to 40 students per academic year into the nursing program.

Admission to Missouri Baptist University
Students will submit the Undergraduate application for admission by going to the following: https://apply.mobap.edu/
Admission to the University does not guarantee admission to the School of Nursing.
Completion of School of Nursing Application
Qualified applicants should complete the School of Nursing application.
Your Admissions Counselor will provide you a link to the application.
The application cycle will open October 1 and will close on December 1.
Students will be notified of a decision on or before December 20.
Admission Requirements
Qualified applicants must meet ONE of the following
Minimum High School GPA (unweighted) – 3.0
Minimum ACT Composite score – 23
Subscore in Math and Science of 20 or higher
Minimum SAT score – 1100-1190
Video Essay
Within the application, create a 3-5 minute video answering the following questions, being sure to provide examples from your own experience that support your rationale: (1) Describe your personal qualities and why you would be a good fit for a career in professional nursing. (2) What is your perception of the nursing field, and what influenced you to choose professional nursing as a career? (3) Why did you choose MBU to pursue your degree in nursing, and how do you think MBU’s nursing program will prepare you for a professional nursing career?
Maintaining Eligibility

Once admitted into the Early Admission option, a student must meet the following criteria:

Continuous enrollment as a full-time student at Missouri Baptist University in each regular semester session with a pre-nursing major.
Must maintain a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 in all courses.
Receive a science grade no lower than a B in Anatomy & Physiology I, Anatomy & Physiology II, Chemistry, Pathophysiology, and Microbiology.
Students who suffer from academic setback in their pre-nursing coursework or decide not to continue with the Early Admission option may apply to the nursing program via the traditional admission process without penalty.

Admissions Policy
Direct Entry Admissions Rubric

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

FAQ

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 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.

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?

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.
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 5 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

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