Missouri Southern State University
Missouri Southern State University was founded in 1937, and is located in Joplin, MO. MSSU offers a BSN program, and students may enroll bi-annually, in the fall and in the spring. They also offer an RN to BSN track, which caters to the busy nurses with a desire to advance their knowledge and careers.
Admissions are competitive, as the program has a good reputation. Students who graduate with a BSN from MSSU will be prepared for work in any healthcare setting, as well as an understanding of the needs of various patient populations. The program places a focus on empathy, cultivating knowledge of cross-cultural perspectives, and how those different value-systems may necessitate other approaches to patient care. The mission of the department of nursing is to: “Improve healthcare in culturally diverse local and global communities through excellence in nursing education, practice, and service.”
The campus has a simulation center which provides students with an avenue to cultivate their skills in a well-equipped and supportive environment.
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Sources: The State Board of Nursing from Each State, U.S. Department of Education: College Scorecard, U.S. Department of Education – OPE, National Center for Education Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics