Graduates who meet standards for application for a license to practice as a registered nurse in the state of Missouri, may apply to take the NCLEX-RN examination (Missouri Revised Statutes Sect.335.046). Applicants may be denied licensure in the state of Missouri for causes stated in the Missouri Revised Statutes Sect. 335.066. A paper or electronic copy of the Missouri Statutes for Nursing licensure Sect. 335.046 or Sect. 335.066 are available upon request by contacting the Missouri State University – West Plains Nursing Program department.