Completion of any of the Pre-Licensure BSN options does not guarantee eligibility to take the NCLEX-RN licensure exam.
Applicants should be aware of the restrictions outlined in the Missouri Nursing Practice Act which governs the practice of professional nurses in Missouri. It is important that students become familiar with the Act, viewable here; in particular Sections 335.046 and 335.066:
- Section 335.046 pertains to licensing, including application for a license, license fee, and hearing upon on denial of license.
- Section 335.066 pertains to the denial, revocation, or suspension of license, grounds for actions, civil immunity for providing information and complaint procedures.
Additionally, applicants must be aware of the Essential Abilities Requirements set forth by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc. which include cognitive, sensory, and psychomotor competencies that are necessary to practice nursing. A student must, with or without reasonable accommodation, satisfy these requirements, which can be found by clicking here.
Attention Transfer Nursing Students
Students wishing to transfer into the University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL) College of Nursing (CON) program must apply competitively to start from the beginning of UMSL's program. UMSL CON does not accept nursing specific courses from other institutions (certain general education courses will transfer, but you should speak with an academic advisor in the CON Office of Student Services prior to applying). UMSL does not accept courses from Straighterline. For more information on transferable courses, please visit UMSL Transfer Services.
Students who have previously been enrolled in another BSN program's clinical track must be able to provide a letter of good standing from their previous nursing school (please reach out to an academic advisor in the CON Office of Student Services for additional information). Students who have been dismissed from another nursing school's BSN program, or did not leave in good standing, are ineligible from admission to any of the Pre-Licensure clinical track options offered at UMSL.