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    Apr 19, 2024  
Missouri Baptist University 2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
Missouri Baptist University 2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Mission Statement: In accordance with the mission statement of Missouri Baptist University, the RN-BSN curriculum prepares registered nurses (RNs) for professional service in multifaceted roles. The nursing curriculum prepares students spiritually, intellectually, and professionally through a foundation of liberal arts education. Students integrate personal faith in the practice of nursing serving in a global and culturally diverse society. 

The RN-BSN program is delivered completely online, except in cases in which MBU has partnerships with facilities that want to deliver an on-ground cohort. Students may enroll on either a full-time or part-time basis. The RN-BSN program can be completed in as little as 12 months, for full-time students, and 22 months for part-time students. 

Admission Requirements 

  1. Meet general admission requirements for Missouri Baptist University
  2. Have completed a state board-approved associate degree or diploma nursing program
  3. Hold a current, unrestricted RN license. Students may enter the program without an RN license, but a license must be obtained by the end of the second term.
  4. Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA for all college course work. 

Transfer Credit

RN-BSN learners may receive up to 40 hours of nursing credit for proficiency validated by RN licensure. This allows 40 credit hours from the associate degree program to be validated as meeting the outcomes equivalent to those achieved in baccalaureate-degree granting institutions. A maximum of 90 hours may be accepted as transfer credit toward the degree, including the 40 credit hours of validation.

Graduation Requirements 

  1. Complete all general education courses with an overall GPA of 2.0.
  2. Complete a minimum of 120 credit hours.
  3. Complete at least 24 of the last 30 hours at Missouri Baptist University.
  4. Must obtain a “C” or better in order to pass a nursing course (RNBS prefix).

General Education

Communication Skills

2 courses as listed below (at least 6 hours)

Fine Arts and Humanities

3 courses (at least 9 hours) from the courses listed below, with at least one from each division (one Fine Arts, one Humanities, and one from either):

Fine Arts


And one course from the following:

Natural Science

2 courses (at least 8 hours)


1 course (at least 3 hours)

Social and Behavioral Sciences

3 courses (9 hours)

Total: 29 Hours*

Degree Requirements


2 courses as listed below (6 hours)

Natural Science and Mathematics

3 courses (9 hours)

Computer Literacy

1 course as listed below (at least 3 hours)

Interdisciplinary Studies

1 course as listed below (3 hours)


† A grade of C or better is required in these courses for completion of the RN-BSN degree.

* Not including courses also required in major

Total: 6 Hours*

Major Requirements

Required: 12-13 hours