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

Emily Jefferies
Academic Advisor (last names L-Z)
816-235-1710
jefferiese@umkc.edu

Jacob Smallegan
Academic Advisor (last names A-K)
816-235-5768
smalleganj@umkc.edu

BSN-Pre-Licensure

Pre-Licensure BSN Program Accepting Applications for Fall 2018 Admission

Although the priority deadline has now passed, completed applications for the Pre-Licensure BSN program beginning Fall 2018 that are submitted between now and May 4, 2018 will still be reviewed on a rolling basis (meaning as they are completed and received), as long as space in the program is still available.  Any additional applications received will then be reviewed and placed on a wait list.

Click here for the Pre-Licensure BSN Program application

Please direct any questions about the extended application deadline for the Fall 2018 Pre-Licensure BSN program to academic advisors Jacob Smallegan (last names beginning A-K), smalleganj@umkc.edu, or Emily Jefferies (last names beginning L-Z), jefferiese@umkc.edu.


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

Emily Jefferies
Academic Advisor (last names L-Z)
816-235-1710
jefferiese@umkc.edu

Jacob Smallegan
Academic Advisor (last names A-K)
816-235-5768
smalleganj@umkc.edu