Browse local RN to BSN programs offered at Missouri nursing schools

Complete your Bachelor's degree in Nursing and advance your career

RN to BSN academic programs allow registered nurses to earn their bachelor’s degree. RN stands for Registered Nurse and BSN stands for Bachelors of Science in Nursing. Registered Nurses who met the nursing pre-licensure education requirement with an Associate’s degree or diploma certificate are the prime candidates to enroll in an RN to BSN program. There are several advantages for nurses who successfully complete their BSN degree.

RNs with their Bachelor’s degree may receive higher salaries than nurses who hold lesser educational qualifications. Secondly, a BSN allows one to progress from an entry-level nursing job into higher level positions. For example, one may want to move into a more specialized and advanced nursing position such as a nurse anesthetist or a nurse practitioner. In order to be eligible to enter any of the advanced nursing programs, the individual must first complete their Bachelor’s degree. Another good reason to complete a BSN program is to refresh your nursing skills and become exposed to new procedures and/or instrumentation.

There are three primary types of RN to BSN nursing degree programs. The first choice is the full-time RN to BSN program. There are a number of universities in Missouri that offer both day and evening programs. Typically a full-time RN to BSN program takes about 12-18 months, or three full semesters to complete. A second choice is to complete your classes online through an RN-BSN distance learning program. These are ideal for those who live further away from schools offering the curriculum. A third choice is to attend classes either directly on campus or at an outreach site. Outreach sites are becoming more popular with many universities.

The highest concentration of brick and mortar RN to BSN programs are located in Kansas City and St. Louis. In addition to the two major Missouri metro areas there are RN to BSN programs available at most University of Missouri campuses including Columbia, Kansas City and Saint Louis, as well as Southeast Missouri State University and Truman University. There are also a number of smaller schools throughout the state that feature fully accredited RN to BSN programs. There are approximately nineteen accredited RN to BSN programs in Missouri.

Compared to other fields of study, there are a large number of programs available for the RN to BSN transition, and interested students should be able to find a suitable program that fits their schedule.

Missouri RN to BSN Schools

Regent University prepares students with the knowledge to excel and the faith to live with purpose. Our 20,000 alumni, from more than 110 countries, are changing the world as accomplished professionals. Named a top-15 school nationally for online bachelor's programs (U.S. News & World Report, 2015), Regent is among the most affordable undergraduate Christian colleges (CCCU 2015). Fully accredited, challenging programs are available online and on campus. New classes begin every eight weeks.


  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)

Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education. Eligible students can receive college credit for prior military experience and coursework—up to 75 percent of the credit needed for a Kaplan University undergraduate degree.*


  • Bachelors of Science in Nursing - RN to BSN
  • Accelerated BSN to MSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Graduate Certificate
  • And more...

CTU can help you connect to what matters most: a powerful professional network, faculty who are real-world professionals and innovative technology. And now several CTU degree programs are ranked by U.S. News Best Online Programs for 2015.  Are you in?


  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN completion)

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Northern Arizona University understands the need for flexibility in your learning journey. You can earn your degree alongside life’s commitments by enrolling in NAU Online. With 80+ degree options available, you’re sure to find the perfect degree to match your career goals!


  • Nursing - Option for Registered Nurses (RN to BSN) - BSN

Designed with the needs of working adult students in mind, South University, Online Programs is built on the similar curriculum offered at South University's campus locations. As a student at South University, Online Programs you will receive the same quality instruction, variety of learning options and level of service found at the campus locations.


  • Specialization in Nursing Informatics (RN to MSN)
  • Specialization in Nurse Administrator (RN-MSN)
  • Specialization in Nurse Educator (RN to MSN)
  • And more...

The goal of earning a master’s degree should be defined by you, not by your circumstances. No matter which path you’ve chosen, a graduate degree can help you advance with your current organization, explore opportunities with a new company, or even start fresh in a new industry. When you earn your master's degree, you’re opening new opportunities for career development that can make a difference for you and your family. Through flexible class scheduling, dedicated career advisors and quality programs, NAU strives to provide a caring and supportive learning environment to ensure your success as a student.


  • Master of Science in Nursing - Nursing Administration

Wilkes University’s School of Nursing offers CCNE-accredited online degrees and certificate programs ideal for working health care professionals, instructed by experienced, respected faculty dedicated to mentoring and personalized support for every student. Our nursing degrees offer the cutting-edge professional knowledge and skills needed in today’s dynamic, evolving health care industry.


  • RN to MS - Nursing Education
  • RN to MS - Nurse Executive

Earn your graduate degree online with Northcentral University.  We offer online programs focused on doctoral and master’s degrees in the schools of business and technology management, education, psychology and marriage and family sciences.



  • Doctor of Education - Nursing Education

For over 35 years, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals.  Our student-centered approach remains at the foundation of the Keiser University mission and continues to attract students who prefer a more personal learning experience.


  • Master of Science in Nursing
Give your career a boost with an education from Southern New Hampshire University. We offer certificates, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in over 100 programs in a wide variety of subjects.


  • MS Nursing
  • MS Nursing: Patient Safety and Quality
  • MS Nursing: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • And more...

List of RN to BSN Programs in Missouri (MO)

Barnes Jewish College of Nursing
Central Methodist University
Cox College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Graceland University
Hannibal – LaGrange College
Lincoln University
Maryville University-Saint Louis
Missouri Southern State University
Missouri State University
Missouri Western State University
Saint Louis University
Southeast Missouri State University
Southwest Baptist University
Truman State University
University of Central Missouri
University of Missouri – Columbia
University of Missouri – Kansas City
University of Missouri – Saint Louis
Webster University

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There are many accredited RN to BSN programs available in an online format. Distance learning can be a convenient way to complete your degree while continuing to work at the same time.

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Kaplan University Online
Chamberlain College of Nursing
Walden University Online
Western Governors University
Grand Canyon University

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