Missouri Valley College’s BSN degree educates and trains you in providing safe, evidence-based, and compassionate nursing care to complex patients in diverse settings. This program lays the foundation for delivering nursing care to individuals, families and diverse populations. You will gain nursing experience in a variety of clinical settings such as local community hospitals, tertiary care centers and other community health centers/agencies. Completion of the BSN program does not guarantee licensure or eligibility to sit for the NCLEX licensure examination. Students will need to review the board of nursing regulations regarding the eligibility to sit for the examination prior to the testing date.
Why a degree in Nursing from Missouri Valley?
Valley’s liberal arts foundation greatly benefits nursing students by fostering critical thinking and lifelong learning skills that are necessary for clinical practice. Our nursing program is a 2+2 program consisting of two years of core and prerequisite courses, and two years of nursing courses and clinical experiences. As a nursing student at Missouri Valley you’ll gain experience in a variety of clinical settings, including local community hospitals, tertiary care centers, and other community health centers and agencies. The MVC nursing program follows standards and guidelines set forth by the Missouri State Board of Nursing and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. The nursing program has been granted full approval by the Missouri State Board of Nursing. “The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Missouri Valley College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
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Courses & Concentrations
Degree in Nursing
The MVC nursing program, leading to a BSN degree, requires students to complete two years of prerequisite and core courses and apply to the program in the spring semester of their sophomore pre-nursing year. Students applying to the program are evaluated on their ACT, TEAS, and TOEFL scores, GPA’s, and letters of reference. The top 20 candidates will be selected to matriculate into the program. The following two years (junior and senior) will consist of intense evidence-based didactic classroom work and clinical rotations in specific areas of nursing.
The MVC nursing program adheres to standards and guidelines set forth by the Missouri State Board of Nursing (MSBON) and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The MVC nursing program has full approval from the MSBON and is nationally accredited by CCNE.
Nursing Application Process
Students apply to the nursing program during the spring of their sophomore year. The Missouri Valley College School of Nursing student applications must be received by February 1. All other students must have the application process completed by April 1. Students applying to the program will be evaluated on GPA’s, interviews, references, ACT and TEAS scores. A total of 21 students may be accepted each year.
Nursing Program Information
All persons owning and/or operating a vehicle and/or bicycle on the MVC campus must observe and obey all applicable Missouri laws, city of Marshall ordinances, and the campus rules and regulations. Parking is allowed only in designated areas. Vehicles and/or bicycles in violation of campus parking rules will be ticketed or subject to towing at the owner’s expense. The School of Nursing building has parking across the street from the school. If the parking lot is full, you are to park on the side of the street across from the school.
International students/students who have English as a second language must meet certain criteria prior to submission of application to the nursing program. They must also complete the following (regardless of country of origin): Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) minimum score of 600 (paper based), 250 (computer based) or 100 (internet based). TOEFL score 90% or above.
For additional information regarding TOEFL testing click here.
TEAS Exam Information
TEAS Exam Dates
TEAS Exam Policy
The MVC nursing program requires applicants to complete the TEAS exam as a component of the application process. Instructions for starting an ATI account to register for the exam are located on the MVC nursing website. MVC is an approved TEAS exam site. Students will be able to complete the TEAS exam during official exam test dates. These dates are posted on the MVC nursing webpage.
- Students must obtain a 58.7% (Proficient) or higher.
- The ATI best practice for administering TEAS retakes, to help ensure students, best results is to limit the number of retakes per year with remediation periods between retakes. Students retaking the TEAS should be administered a different form from their previous TEAS attempts. Each student should be limited to three retakes in one year so all assessments taken are from different forms. The suggested remediation period is two weeks to 30 days, which is an appropriate time length and follows the majority of institutions’ remediation period.
- TEAS scores completed at an alternate location are eligible if official exam scores are provided by applicant.
The TEAS exam price is $50 for each attempt – payable upon registration on-line.
Admissions & Scholarships
Nursing Program Director
Associate Professor of Nursing