University of Missouri-Kansas City
The University of Missouri-Kansas City is a public research university. They offer a traditional BSN track, an accelerated BSN track, and an RN-BSN track. Their curriculum is designed to prepare nurses who are responsible, accountable, and critical thinkers. The 4 year track is for students who do not hold another bachelor’s degree or RN license. For those who do have a bachelor’s degree, but do not have an RN license, the accelerated track is ideal. RNs who want to obtain their BSN may enroll into the program full or part-time. The bridge program is fully online, tailored to working registered nurses.
Students who enroll into the accelerated BSN program will complete 1,200 clinical hours in under two years, as well as spend significant time in the nursing skills laboratory and high-fidelity simulation center. Those embarking on the 4-year track will have the same opportunities, but at a slower pace. Unique to these nursing programs is the incredible importance that is placed on applying knowledge. Students will spend 300 hours at an internship in various healthcare settings, and will interact with patients in urban and suburban settings.
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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