• Course Delivery
    100% Online
  • Total Credits
  • In-State Tuition Per Credit
  • Out of State Tuition Per Credit
UMSL's Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) program offers registered nurses the opportunity to continue their education through flexible and convenient programs offered online, on campus or at one of our various outreach sites in the St. Louis area. General education requirements are met through a strong liberal arts component including studies beyond the sciences, so students are prepared for advancement in the nursing profession. Nursing studies explore concepts of health assessment, family health, community health, research, leadership, and health promotion with community-based, independent clinical activities.

Admissions & Requirements

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  1. Admission to the University
  2. Graduate of either an accredited diploma or associate degree program in nursing
  3. Evidence of current licensure as a registered nurse with eligibility for licensure in Missouri
  4. Cumulative GPA of 2.5 (4.0) scale on a minimum of 30 transferable credit hours (excluding nursing coursework)
NOTE: Individuals residing in AL, LA, OK, OR, ME, AK, AS, MD, PA, PR, MA, AZ, AR, MI, RI, SC, MN, CA, MS, SD, TN, CT, DE, MT, TX, FL, NE, UT, VT, NV, GA, GU, NH, VA, VI, NJ, HI, ID, IL, NM, WA, DC, NY, IN, NC, WV, WI, ND, KS, KY, MP, IA, OH, WY or CO are not able to enroll in this program.

Application Deadlines

Rolling admissions. Application review will begin upon receipt of all required application materials.


  • BIOL 1131Human Physiology And Anatomy I4 Credits

    The basic aspects of the structure of the healthy human body and how it functions. Special emphasis is on how the human body adapts itself to its environment and how changes affect physiological activities. Three hours lecture and two hours laboratory per week.

  • BIOL 1141Human Physiology And Anatomy II4 Credits

    A study of the basic aspects of human physiology and and anatomy. Three hours lecture and two hours laboratory per week.

  • BIOL 1162General Microbiology3 Credits

    A survey of microbiology structure, genetics, and physiology. Special emphasis will be placed on the transmission and control of such organisms as it relates to the maintenance of human health. Three hours of lecture per week.

  • CHEM 1052Chemistry for the Health Professions4 Credits

    An introduction to general, nuclear, structural organic, organic reactions and biochemistry. This course is designed primarily for students in nursing and related health professions, and should not be taken by students majoring in the physical or biological sciences. Chemistry majors may include neither CHEM 1052 or CHEM 1062 in the 120 hours required for graduation. Four hours of lecture per week.

  • NURSE 3799Statistics for Population Health3 Credits

    This course provides students with an introduction to the use and interpretation of basic statistics, statistical databases, and data analysis. Basic statistical techniques will be introduced and utilized to identify and support evidence-based clinical decisions related to health and society.

  • NURSE 3900Role of the Baccalaureate-Prepared Nurse3 Credits

    This course provides an overview of the expanded expectations of the baccalaureate-prepared nurse in today's changing healthcare climate. The role of the baccalaureate prepared nurse in influencing healthcare delivery, healthcare systems, and health outcomes of individuals, families, and communities will be explored.

  • NURSE 3910Nursing Theory for Population Health3 Credits

    This course provides the opportunity to examine evidence-based practice nursing interventions, select theories, models, assessment strategies, and tools that can be used to promote health for populations. The roles and responsibilities of the professional nurse in population-based health systems will be explored.

  • NURSE 3920Health Assessment for the Professional Nurse3 Credits

    This course will incorporate a holistic, multidimensional approach that culminates in the ability to perform a comprehensive health assessment. The course will emphasize the use of clinical reasoning to determine areas in which health promotion activities should be implemented. The impact of social determinants of health, genomics, lifestyle, environmental factors, literacy, and culture will be explored.

  • NURSE 3930Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice for the Professional Nurse3 Credits

    This course prepares nurses to provide evidence-based nursing care to patients among the rapid advances in the science and technology of healthcare. This course provides a basic understanding of how evidence is developed, including the research process, clinical judgment, interprofessional perspectives, and patient preference as applied to nursing practice. Students will learn a systematic method to evaluate and apply research findings and other evidence in designing and implementing nursing care that is multidimensional, high quality, and cost-effective.

  • NURSE 3940Leadership and Management for Professional Nursing3 Credits

    This course prepares the nurse to coordinate and manage client care in diverse health care settings. The use of information systems and data to guide management decisions will be emphasized. Leadership and management concepts, issues, and functions as applied to the role of the professional nurse in delivering culturally competent, safe, and quality care will be examined.

  • NURSE 4902Ethics, Values, and Policy in Population Health6 Credits

    This course provides an introduction to the impact of values, ethical issues and health policy on professional nursing practice and population health. Students will have the opportunity to analyze public policy's influence on shaping healthcare. Ethical issues affecting nursing practice and patient care will be explored. The opportunity to identify vulnerable populations locally, nationally, and globally will be provided. Epidemiological, demographic, economic, and environmental health factors will be explored to identify community oriented strategies aimed to promote population health.

  • NURSE 4911Community and Population Health Synthesis 6 Credits
  • PSYCH 1003General Psychology3 Credits

    A survey of the basic concepts, theories, and pivotal findings over the past 100 years in the science of Psychology, with special emphasis on contemporary concepts and findings that focus on the relation of the brain to normal and pathological behaviors. All Psychology majors must complete this course with a grade of C- or higher.

Tuition & Fees

Missouri Resident Fee Rates
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $476.50
  • Fees: $451.80
  • Total: $928.30
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1429.50
  • Fees: $1355.40
  • Total: $2784.90
Missouri Non-Resident Fee Rates
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $1169.70
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $3509.10
Missouri Midwest Exchange Fee Rates
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $714.75
  • Fees: $451.80
  • Total: $1166.55
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $2144.25
  • Fees: $1355.40
  • Total: $3499.65
Metro Fee Rates
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $476.50
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1429.50
Tuition rates are subject to change.

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  • Earn a quality education online

    With more than 100 online programs to choose from across our four campuses, our online students have incredible access to career-advancing education. Our online courses are developed and taught by the same excellent faculty and instructors who teach the courses on campus. Whether you’re looking for an undergraduate education, graduate education, or a certificate program to further your career, one of our four campuses has an option to fit your needs.

  • Learning that fits your schedule

    Online learning provides students with the flexibility and freedom to attend classes whenever and wherever you are, in a way that is convenient for you. You can save time and money by being able to continue working and by avoiding relocation, travel and commuting costs. Courses must be completed in scheduled time frames, but in most cases, you can log in and complete course work whenever doing so best fits your schedule. Online education means learning on your terms – not the other way around.

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