Baccalaureate Nursing Education (BSN)

Undergraduate baccalaureate nursing education is designed to prepare a nurse generalist who demonstrates responsibility, accountability and critical thinking. The nurse generalist uses a comprehensive approach to health care and can meet diversified health concerns of individuals, families and communities at all stages of development. The UMKC School of Nursing and Health Studies offers an innovative program in the management of health.

There are three options available to complete a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree:

  • Pre-Licensure (4-5 Year traditional program in nursing for students who want to obtain a BSN and do not possess a previous bachelor’s degree or RN license)
  • Accelerated (2nd degree option for students who possess a bachelor’s degree in another discipline, do not possess an RN license and want to obtain a BSN)
  • RN-BSN (BSN Completion Program for students who are currently licensed registered nurses (RNs), possess an associate’s degree or diploma in nursing and want to obtain a BSN). Enrollment may be full or part-time.


BSN Options

Accelerated BSN
Pre-Licensure BSN



Lauren Newcomer
Advisor for last names beginning A-K

Jennifer Lyles
Advisor for last names beginning L-Z