Nursing Application & Acceptance Requirements

The Missouri Valley College School of Nursing student applications must be received by February 1st. All other students must have the application process completed by April 1st. Students meeting the acceptance criteria will be admitted in the Fall semester. Please feel free to call 660-831-4051 should you have questions or need further assistance.

  • Application Requirements
  • Program Requirements & Application Procedures
    • Admittance to Missouri Valley College
    • Early admission for MVC students begins on February 1; open admissions are due by April 1; applications after April 1 will be done on an individual basis and as space permits.
    • Students are required to be at least a Junior at the time of starting the Nursing Program. Students are encouraged to apply to the program by April 1 of their Sophomore year or the year in which they anticipate starting in the nursing program.
    • Completion of the BSN, RN degree program does not guarantee licensure or eligibility to take the licensure exam. Please review the regulations regarding eligibility to take the Missouri State Licensure exam here. (335.066)
    • MVC School of Nursing Application (applications fee of $25)
    • Completion of the ACT (20 or above preferred).
    • Completion of the TEAS exam (Proficient 58.7% or above) prior to submission of the program application.
    • Three completed reference forms. One from an RN (for LPN students)/if no LPN students use a Supervisor/Counselor/Pastor. One from a Professor or Instructor. One from another individual of your choice who IS NOT a family member.
    • Students previously enrolled in a nursing program (RN or LPN) at a different institution should also provide a letter from the Director of the program verifying student status at time of departure. The letter must be on institutional letterhead with Director/Dean contact information included.
    • Minimum cumulative Nursing GPA of 2.75, including coursework from other institutions (transfer students must provide official college transcripts to Missouri Valley College Registrar’s office from ALL colleges/universities attended if not currently on file).
    • International students and ESL students must have completed the TOEFL exam (90% or above) PRIOR TO submission of the application and provide evidence of scores with the application.
    • All Materials Must Be Submitted To The School Of Nursing By February 1 for students enrolled at MVC. Transfer students and late application nursing students must have submitted by April 1.
    • Students will be notified no later than May 1 of their acceptance status.

    Completion of program prerequisite courses with a “B” or better (exception MA 165 College Algebra – “C”) by the time the student would begin the program in the Fall:

    BI 275 & 285 Human Anatomy & Physiology I & II


    BI 320 Microbiology or CH 111 Chemistry


    PY 225 Developmental Psychology


    HL 280 Pathophysiology


    NU 105 Introduction to Nursing


    MA 165 College Algebra


    PL 150 Biomedical Ethics


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    All Core/Pre-requisite Coursework must be completed prior to starting program unless a special request has been granted by the Nursing Faculty Forum.

  • Acceptance Requirements

    The MVC Nursing Program offers educational opportunities to students who have the interest, desire, and work ethic to pursue a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Nursing. Once accepted into the nursing program, the student will be responsible for the following:

    • Maintaining a “B” or above in all prerequisite course work.
    • Maintaining a “B” or above in all nursing course work, theory and clinical.
    • Completing any current and out of course sequence (pre-requisite coursework) listed on the Special Request Form with a ‘B’ or above. These classes must be completed as agreed upon in order to progress to graduation in a timely manner. Failure to complete necessary course work as agreed upon in the Special Request Form may/will result in your acceptance and/or progression in the SON being withdrawn. Completion and/or withdraw from courses taken out of sequence requires an official transcript sent to the Registrar’s Office and an unofficial copy sent to the School of Nursing.
    • Maintaining a cumulative GPA of a 2.75 or above.
    • Submitting the $600.00 one-time program fee by May 15, to secure your position in the program. This fee is non-refundable and will be applied to future program needs/items. This fee can’t be paid with financial aid.
    • Submitting the completed acceptance or decline form by May 15.
    • Completing the background check by June 15.
    • Providing proof of student malpractice insurance by June 15. While the school does not endorse or dictate which insurance the student uses, the Nursing Service Organization (NSO) has policies that are comparable to others on the market.
    • Completing the necessary immunizations and the health physical forms and submitting all documents to the SON Administrative Assistant no later than June 15.
    • Completing the Certified Background Registration online by June 15. (Instructions are found in your acceptance packet.)
    • Completing a 9-panel drug screen. This drug screen panel is due by June 15 and is to be performed by a credited/certified agency/body.
    • Providing proof of current CPR certification through May of the Senior year of the nursing program. All students must be CPR certified and hold a current license to enter the clinical setting. The student is responsible for maintaining American Heart Healthcare provider CPR certification. If you are not current in CPR certification, you must contact the Clinical Coordinator immediately.
    • Having and maintaining a wireless laptop computer necessary for course work. The School of Nursing building does have wireless capabilities.
    • All requirements must be met before entering the nursing program.

    For more information about our program, please review the BSN Student Handbook.