The Missouri Valley College Nursing Program will be accepting student applications from February 1st - April 1st of each year. 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

Professional Nursing Education Program Requirements and Application Procedures:

  • 1. Admittance to Missouri Valley College
  • 2. A minimum of Junior status at time of starting the 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.
  • 3. 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.
  • 4. MVC School of Nursing Application (applications fee of $25)
  • 5. Completion of the ACT (20 or above preferred).
  • 6. Completion of the TEAS exam (Proficient 58.7% or above) prior to submission of the program application (before April 1).
  • 7. Three completed reference forms. At least one of the forms must be from a Registered Nurse (job shadow), one of the forms must be from a college professor, and one from a non-family member.
  • 8. 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.
  • 9. It is highly recommended that students attempt to obtain a health-related job experience of some type prior to the nursing application process. Students with at least some minimal health care experience (either job-shadowing or actual work experience) will have a significant advantage both in the continuation of coursework in nursing and the application process.
  • 10. 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). Nursing GPA Calculator
  • 11. Interview with the selection committee. Interviewees will be selected the week after the deadline and letters of invitation to interview will be emailed via your official MVC email no later than ten days after the application deadline. After receiving your email invitation to interview, please contact the school to schedule your interview time.
  • 12. 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.
  • 13. All Materials Must Be Submitted To The School Of Nursing By April 1.
  • 14. Students will be notified no later than May 1 of their admission 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/EX 275 & 285 Human Anatomy & Physiology I & II


BI 320 Microbiology


PY 225 Developmental Psychology


HL 280 Pathophysiology


NU 110 Introduction to Nursing


MA 165 College Algebra


PL 150 Biomedical Ethics




       All Core/Pre-requisite Coursework must be completed prior to starting program unless special request has been granted.

Please Contact Peggy Van Dyke for any questions.

Peggy Van Dyke, DNP, RN, FNP-BC
(660) 831-4053