The Associate of Science in Nursing program, established in 1983, graduated its first class in 1985.
- Missouri State Board of Nursing approved;
- National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) accredited and
- Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association fully accredited.
Program enrollment has grown from 40 to 80 students. Two tracks lead to initial Registered Nurse (RN) licensure.
- Regular track takes two academic years and two summers.
- Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)-to-RN track takes one academic year and one summer for qualified LPNs.
Both tracks have one admission cycle per year. Application must be made to both the University and the nursing program. Access the nursing program application or contact the nursing department before the annual February 1st application deadline. Accepted LPN to RN track students start nursing classes in June. Accepted regular track students usually take chemistry and english in the summer and start nursing classes in August. Students not accepted to the nursing program must reapply for acceptance.
Source: National Organization for Associate Degree Nursing