Changing career paths is never easy. But the School of Nursing and Health Studies offers an accelerated nursing program designed for adults ready to become a nurse.
The Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing is available to students who have already earned a bachelor’s degree. The program takes the three-year pre-licensure program and condenses it to five semesters.
Expect clinical opportunities with diverse patients. Those experiences will be at urban and suburban settings within hospitals that are privately-owned, publicly-owned and teaching institutions. Instructors provide a safe learning environment complete with high-fidelity simulators throughout the program so students learn while working directly with patients. The curriculum emphasizes critical qualities necessary for leadership roles including complex-problem solving and management skills. The school admits students into the Accelerated BSN track, which has full approval by the Missouri State Board of Nursing.
Program Admission Requirements and Guidelines
Current UMKC students should schedule a meeting with their academic advisor to review the requirements for application to the pre-licensure or accelerated BSN program. Prospective students to UMKC should schedule a campus visit with UMKC’s Welcome Center and request to attend an Information Session at the School of Nursing & Health Studies to learn more about the admission requirements for the pre-licensure or accelerated BSN program.
- Submit the UMKC Application
Note: Students who apply for Nursing and meet the UMKC Admissions Office criteria are admitted to UMKC into the BHS (Health Sciences) Accelerated sub-plan. There is a separate Accelerated Nursing Clinical Application through which students are admitted to the clinical nursing major.
- Submit Official transcripts from each institution attended to:
UMKC Office of Admissions
120 Administrative Center
5115 Oak St.
Kansas City, MO 64112