CONTACT

Information sessions
for the Pre-Licensure BSN
program are held monthly at
the Health Sciences Building.
To sign up you must visit our events page

UMKC School of Nursing and Health Studies
Student Services
816-235-1700

 

“Being a part of the accelerated program pushed me to the front of the line for jobs.  I got an offer for a position in the ICU at my top choice hospital during the first wave of new grad hiring.  It is my absolute dream job and the only one I had applied for thus far.  The hiring managers were looking for people with grit and passing the accelerated program with its additional amount of clinical hours helped to show them that.  I say this because another UMKC AT BSN grad got a job offer in this ICU too.  There were only 3 spots and 80 applicants.  Thanks for helping me along!”
– Senior Accelerated BSN Student, February 2018

BSN-Pre-Licensure

There are a variety of different academic paths to achieve a BSN degree at the UMKC School of Nursing and Health Studies.  From students who begin their studies at UMKC as pre-nursing students directly out of high school to transfer students who have chosen to complete prerequisite requirements elsewhere, there is a path for you here.  Upon completion of application requirements and admission to the clinical major, students complete our three-year Pre-Licensure (traditional) BSN program, which is intentionally designed to maximize student engagement in clinical experiences.  If you are a high-achieving high school student, please consider visiting our Direct Admit Program page.  If you already have a bachelor’s degree in another discipline, please consider visiting our Accelerated BSN program page.  Or, if you are already a registered nurse (RN), please consider visiting our RN-BSN program page.

Advantages of completing your Bachelor of Science in Nursing with the UMKC School of Nursing and Health Studies (SoNHS):

  • Complete 1,200 clinical hours, the most in the Kansas City region.
  • Due to the extensive amount of clinical hours completed, clinical partners consistently report that UMKC BSN graduates are “job ready” for success as a new graduate nurse.
  • Clinical courses are enhanced with experiences in our state of the art experiential learning spaces, including a nursing skills laboratory and high-fidelity simulation center.

Our unique clinical experience offers:

  • The opportunity for extensive clinical experience in adult medical-surgical, pediatric, obstetric, mental health, community health, leadership, and critical/emergency care nursing.
  • A 300 hour final semester capstone/internship experience in one of the aforementioned specialty areas.
  • Interactions with diverse patients in urban and suburban settings within agencies and hospitals that are privately-owned, publicly-owned, and teaching institutions.
  • Optional weekend clinical experiences based on individual student preference.

Highlights of completing your BSN with the UMKC community of learners:

  • All Kansas residents receive in-state tuition through UMKC’s Kansas Rate.
  • Residents of 15 regional Midwestern states receive discounted tuition through UMKC’s Heartland Rate.
  • Be part of a community that values respect, inclusion and diversity, integrity, excellence, innovation, and health. Read more about the SoNHS Statement of Values and the UMKC Statement of Values.
  • Attend one of only 18 universities in the country located within a dedicated Health Sciences District where Nursing and Health Studies, Dentistry, Medicine, and Pharmacy share a single, walkable campus, fostering exceptional interprofessional student learning opportunities.
  • Get involved in student life activities centered around your personal interests.

Current high school student interested in coming to UMKC as a freshman pre-nursing student?

  • Opportunity to apply for the Direct Admit Program bypassing the supplemental application process ensuring direct placement in the clinical major.
  • Tailor your prerequisite and general education coursework with our four and five year degree plan options, to include either one or two years of pre-nursing coursework.
  • Five year degree plan option allows students the ability to get involved in campus life, participate in athletics/intramurals, work part-time, and balance other responsibilities.

Current university student interested in transferring to UMKC?

  • While the clinical program is three years, transferring in additional general education credits will reduce your semester course load to help support your academic goals and school life/balance. Click here for a sample plan of study.
  • UMKC has strong partnerships with area community colleges. Check out our transfer credit equivalencies.

 

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CONTACT

Information sessions
for the Pre-Licensure BSN
program are held monthly at
the Health Sciences Building.
To sign up you must visit our events page

UMKC School of Nursing and Health Studies
Student Services
816-235-1700

 

“Being a part of the accelerated program pushed me to the front of the line for jobs.  I got an offer for a position in the ICU at my top choice hospital during the first wave of new grad hiring.  It is my absolute dream job and the only one I had applied for thus far.  The hiring managers were looking for people with grit and passing the accelerated program with its additional amount of clinical hours helped to show them that.  I say this because another UMKC AT BSN grad got a job offer in this ICU too.  There were only 3 spots and 80 applicants.  Thanks for helping me along!”
– Senior Accelerated BSN Student, February 2018