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Missouri BSN Programs - A Number of Benefits

By the year 2020, the country is expected to need 2.8 million professional nurses in order to adequately serve the nation's health care needs. Unfortunately, a shortage is expected. Becoming a professional nurse will allow you to enjoy job security that few other occupations can offer. And salaries for nursing professionals are well above the national average. Most agree that the best entry point for those wishing to become professional nurses is earning a BSN. BSN programs in Missouri not only supply you with the skills that you will need on a daily basis as a nurse, but with expertise needed to fill many different job positions.

While a two year nursing program focuses only on the basic nursing techniques, four year long BSN programs in Missouri go much further. You'll learn medical theory that can be applied to your work every day, from providing support to patients and their families to helping assess a patient's overall well being based on a number of factors. The Institute of Medicine has recently suggested increasing the percentage of nurses with a bachelor's degree to eighty percent, which highlights the importance of these degrees. Employers often prefer to hire applicants with a BSN, and your pay is likely to be more than it would be with a lesser degree.

There are many nursing positions that require a bachelor's degree. Midwifes, nursing anesthetists, and many administrative nursing jobs are impossible to obtain without a BSN, and even becoming a head nurse will be extremely difficult without one. Four year BSN programs in Missouri go beyond basic techniques like drawing blood filling out charts, teaching you a number of leadership skills that ensure you'll be a serious contender when promotion opportunities arise at your job. Once you graduate, you will be qualified to take the nursing exam and gain your license to work as a professional nurse in a variety of medical settings.

Students enrolled in BSN programs in Missouri will learn psychology, nutrition, humanities, and more. Class time is combined with lab work and often with clinical simulations or actual clinical duties in a real medical setting under supervision. Nursing professionals who want to further their career can enroll in two year long RN to BSN programs that allow them to continue working while they earn their BSN. A bachelor's degree is a valuable item that provides a number of benefits to your career as a nurse.


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Missouri State Board of Nursing
3605 Missouri Blvd.
P.O. Box 656
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0656
Phone: (573) 751-0681
Fax: (573) 751-0075

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Other Schools with BSN Programs in Missouri

Southeast Missouri State University
One University Plaza, MS 7895
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
Sinclair School of Nursing
S235 School of Nursing
Columbia, MO 65211
University of Missouri - Columbia
104 Jesse Hall
Columbia, MO 65211
Central Methodist University
411 Central Methodist Square
Fayette, MO 65248
Graceland University
1401 W. Truman Road
Independence, MO 64050
Missouri Southern State University
3950 Newman Road
Joplin, MO 64801
Avila University
11901 Wornall Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64145
Research College of Nursing
2525 E Meyer Blvd
Kansas City, MO 64132
St Lukes College
8320 Ward Pkwy
Kansas City, MO 64114
Umkc School of Nursing
2464 Charlotte St.
Kansas City, MO 64108
Truman State University
100 E. Normal St.
Kirksville, MO 63501
William Jewell College
500 College Hill
Liberty, MO 64068
Northwest Missouri College
800 University Drive
Maryville, MO 64468
Saint Louis University
221 N. Grand Blvd.
Saint Louis, MO 63103
Cox College
1423 N. Jefferson Ave.
Springfield, MO 65802
Missouri State University
901 South National Avenue
Springfield, MO 65897
St John's College of Nursing & Health Sciences
1600 University Avenue
Springfield, MO 65613
Missouri Western State University
4525 Downs Dr.
St Joseph, MO 64507
Chamberlain College of Nursing
11830 Westline Industrial Drive Suite 106
St Louis, MO 63146
College of Nursing - Univ of Missouri - St Louis
One University Blvd.
St Louis, MO 63121
Maryville University of St. Louis
650 Maryville University Drive
St Louis, MO 63141
St Louis University
221 N. Grand Blvd.
St Louis, MO 63103
University of Central Missouri
116 W. South St.
Warrensburg, MO 64093

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