The Missouri Valley College Nursing Program will be accepting student applications in the Spring of 2016. Students meeting the acceptance criteria will be admitted in the Fall of 2016.

Missouri Valley College Nursing Program

Missouri Valley College (MVC) nursing major (BSN) educates and trains students 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. Students gain nursing experience in a variety of clinical settings such as local community hospitals, tertiary care centers, and other community health centers/agencies.

All students must complete the MVC application process and be accepted into MVC. Acceptance into MVC does not automatically guarantee admission into the nursing program. MVC admission information and the application process can be found at the admissions website. Contact the admissions office if you need further assistance.

The MVC nursing program, leading to a BSN RN degree, requires students to complete two years of prerequisite courses and apply for the program in the spring semester of the sophomore pre-nursing year. Students who apply for this competitive program will be evaluated on their ACT, TEAS, and TOEFL scores, GPA, recommendations, interviews, and resume. The top 20 candidates will be selected to matriculate into the program. The following two years will consist of extensive coursework and clinical rotations in specific areas of nursing, along with the student completing the MVC core requirements.

The MVC Nursing Program follow standards and guidelines set forth by the Missouri State Board of Nursing and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE, 2009). The MVC Nursing Program has initial approval from the Missouri State Board of Nursing and is nationally accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Completion of the BSN program does not guarantee licensure or eligibility to sit for the NCLEX licensure examination. Students will need to review the regulations regarding the eligibility to sit for the examination prior to the testing date.

Nursing didactic course work is completed at MVC School of Nursing and Health Sciences building located on the Fitzgibbon Hospital campus. MVC and Fitzgibbon Hospital partner in educating nurses to help meet the health care needs of the community. However, clinical rotations may require the students to travel out of town for the best learning experiences.  Learning experiences include caring for patients across the lifespan. Every effort will be made to locate sites within one hour of the School of Nursing. Students will be responsible for their own travel expenses. Car-pooling is acceptable.

The four-year plan of course work is located under the Cohort Group heading on this webpage. All new students will adhere to the “2016+” four-year plan.

If you have questions regarding the nursing program, please contact:

Peggy Van Dyke DNP, RN, FNP-BC
Dean, School of Nursing and Health Sciences
Nursing Program Director
Office: 660-831-0895