Nursing Degree

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) | Nursing Course Descriptions | Our Faculty

The Bachelor of Science degree Nursing Program provides intensive preparation for the first-time entering student, baccalaureate degreed graduate, and licensed practical nurse seeking licensure as a registered nurse and for the registered nurse pursuing baccalaureate education in the nursing discipline. Core Curriculum and required support courses augment the nursing courses to prepare you for the challenges of professional nursing in the 21st century.

What Can I Do With A BSN?

A BSN degree has many career opportunities within the medical field. A variety of opportunities exist for the nurse with a baccalaureate degree. Some opportunities are:

  • oncology
  • pediatrics
  • neonatology
  • obstetrics and gynecology
  • critical care
  • infection control
  • psychiatry
  • women’s health
  • community health
  • neuroscience

Prepare for Graduate Study

Many of our graduates go on to advanced studies. The roles open to the graduate prepared nurse include (but are not limited to):

  • nurse practitioner
  • nurse midwife
  • nurse anesthetist
  • clinical specialists
  • nurse administrators
  • nurse educators

The 20 Most Famous Nurses in History

  • Florence Nightingale
  • Walt Whitman
  • Mary Todd Lincoln
  • Clara Barton
  • Mary Eliza Mahoney
  • Mary Seacole
  • Mary Breckinridge
  • Sophie Mannerheim
  • Florence Guinness Blake
  • Edith Cavell
  • Helen Fairchild
  • Elizabeth Grace Neill
  • Margaret Sanger
  • Hazel W. Johnson-Brown
  • Joyce Slinsky
  • Jeanne Prentice
  • Virginia Avenel Henderson
  • Christiane Reimann
  • Martha Ballard
  • Dorothea Dix

The program is fully approved by:

Missouri State Board of Nursing
PO Box 656
Jefferson City MO
(573) 751-0681 

And accredited by:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc.,
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000

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Nursing Department

Dr. Lynn Korvick
Chair, Nursing Department
Associate Professor, Nursing 2013
Health Science Building 245
3950 E. Newman Road
Joplin, MO 64801
Phone: 417.625.9630