Nursing

Announcement

Public Notice of Upcoming Accreditation Review visit by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

Missouri State University-West Plains wishes to announce that it will host a site review for continuing accreditation of its Associate of Science in Nursing degree program by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

You are invited to meet the site visit team and share your comments about the program in person at a meeting scheduled at 3:45 p.m. on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at the Lybyer Enhanced Technology Center in room 208.

Written comments are also welcome and should be to ACEN by post or email:

Mailing Address:

Dr. Marsal Stoll, Chief Executive Officer
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
33433 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326

All written comments should be received by the ACEN by January 29, 2018.

For more information about the upcoming accreditation review of the Missouri State-West Plains Associate of Science in Nursing degree program, contact Amy Ackerson at (417) 255-7247.

Nursing Student

Associate of Science in Nursing

 

Why study nursing?

  • Our program teaches you to develop critical thinking skills and technical skills needed to succeed in nursing.
  • Our program offers a variety of community partnerships and opportunities for our students to experience as many levels of nursing as possible in this area.
  • Our graduates routinely secure employment before graduation.

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Two tracks lead to an Associate of Science in Nursing degree:

  • 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. Seperate applications must be made to both the University and to the nursing program. Access the nursing program application online through My Grizzly Den or contact the nursing department before the annual February 1 application deadline. Admission to the program is by application and committee selection.

The Associate of Science in Nursing Degree Program is fully approved by the Missouri State Board of Nursing and has continued accreditation through the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.

 Successful completion of the nursing program does not guarantee licensure. Applicants may be denied licensure in Missouri for one or any combination of causes stated in the Missouri Nursing Practice Act § 335.066, 2 (1-15) RSMo. A copy of the Missouri Nursing Practice Act § 335.066, 2, (1-15) RSMo is available upon request to the Missouri State University-West Plains nursing department or may be obtained from the Missouri State Board of Nursing website.