CIP Code: 51.1105
Mission Statement: The Associate of Science degree with a concentration in Pre-Nursing is designed to provide students with a solid foundation in the basic skills needed to prepare for a career in nursing. Obtaining this degree gives students a broad basis in the liberal arts tradition, from a Christian worldview, for pursuit of more advanced nursing degrees. Following the Associate of Science – Pre-Nursing with two years of clinical study will complete a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and prepare the student for a successful career in the critically important nursing profession.
Associate of Science
A minimum of 64-69 semester hours is required to earn the Associate of Science degree with a concentration in Pre-Nursing (ASPN), including the general education and major courses listed below.
Transfer credits will be accepted into this program from an accredited college or school up to a maximum of 42 semester hours of credit, up to 15 hours of which may be earned through credit by examination and/or portfolio assessment of prior learning. Portfolio credit is only available to those students who have completed a minimum of 12 semester hours in residency at Missouri Baptist University. Students must complete a minimum of 22 semester hours in residency at Missouri Baptist University to earn the Associate of Science degree.
A student must earn a grade of C or better in all major courses, and achieve an overall grade point average of 2.5 or better for the awarding of the associate degree.
Two-Plus-Two Degree in Nursing
Missouri Baptist University and the Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College have teamed to offer a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Through this agreement, two years of study in the Associate of Science degree in Pre-Nursing program will be completed at MBU and the final two years of clinical studies will be completed at Barnes. An articulation agreement between MBU and Barnes was signed in March 2010.
The MBU Associate of Science degree in Pre-Nursing is a 64-69 hour program, and 55 of those hours are fully transferable to Barnes. Students must maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average at MBU to gain admissions to Goldfarb School of Nursing.