Missouri Valley College School of Nursing and Health Sciences Acceptance Requirements

The MVC Nursing Program offers education opportunities to students who have the interest, desire, and work ethics to pursue a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Nursing. The following information can help you to decide if a career in nursing is right for you. 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.
  • Assuring all prerequisites are completed prior to the first day of Fall nursing course work.
  • Confirming enrollment in any required prerequisite courses and submitting paperwork no later than April 1.
  • Maintaining a cumulative GPA of a 2.75 or above for entry into the program.
  • Submitting the $500.00 one-time program fee by April 15, to secure your position in the program. This fee is non-refundable and will be applied to future program needs/items. If this fee is not received, it is assumed you are not accepting your selection into the program. This fee can't be paid with Fall financial aid.
  • Submitting the completed acceptance or decline form is by April 1.
  • Completing the background check before leaving for the Spring semester.
  • Providing proof of malpractice insurance by August 1. 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 and submitting all documents the SON personnel no later than July 1.
  • Completing the Healthcare Registry online form and returning it to the SON before leaving for the Spring semester.
  • Completing a 14-panel drug screen prior to leaving for the Spring semester. There is a small $15 fee for administering this screen. This can be done at the School of Nursing or at the Saline County Health Department.
  • Providing proof of current CPR certification through May of the first year of the nursing program. All students must be CPR certified and hold a current license to enter the clinical setting. 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 and Health Sciences building does have wireless capabilities.

For more information about our program, please, review the Student Handbook at your leisure.