The Missouri Valley College Nursing Program will not be accepting applications for the Spring 2015 application period in order to allow for restructuring within the program. Students who might be impacted by this decision are strongly encouraged to meet with their academic advisor so that they may discuss all options available to them during this time of transition.

The next application period will occur in the Spring 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 School of Nursing offers a traditional four-year Baccalaureate Degree program. This program requires students to have completed two years of pre-nursing course work and apply to the program during the late Fall or early Spring of their sophomore year. Students applying for this competitive program will be selected/evaluated based on GPA, recommendations, interviews, TEAS score of proficient and ACT of 20.  The following two years will be rigorous and necessitate the students to enroll in about 16-17 nursing hours a semester in order to progress through the program within the four year timeframe.

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