MVC Nursing Program

The MVC nursing program leading to a BSN, RN degree, requires students to complete 2 years of pre-nursing coursework and apply during the late fall/early spring of their sophomore year. Students who apply for this competitive program will be evaluated on GPA, recommendations, interviews, and a written essay and the top 20 candidates will be selected to matriculate into the program. The following 2 years will consist of extensive coursework and clinical rotations in specific areas of nursing. Students can expect to enroll in 17 - 18 hours per semester in order to complete the program in 4 years. However, those students who already have many of their core classes completed will have fewer credit hours per semester.

The Missouri Valley Nursing Program offers a traditional Baccalaureate Degree (4-year RN). The MVC Nursing Program follows the standards and guidelines established by the Missouri State Board of Nursing and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE, 2009) to provide excellence in generalist BSN education with a rural focus.

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.

All nursing coursework is completed at our new MVC School of Nursing & Health Sciences building, which is located on the Fitzgibbon Hospital campus. Clinical rotations will require the student to travel within a 1-hour radius to ensure the best available facilities for the development of clinical skills. Students are responsible for locating/providing transportation to both the MVC School of Nursing & Health Sciences and the clinical sites.

Missouri Valley College and Fitzgibbon Hospital are partnering in this endeavor in order to meet the needs of the community and to prepare nurses for future employment. Our focus will be on rural health care, but students will receive training in all nursing subject areas, from prenatal to geriatrics.

The 4-year plan of coursework is located down the left side of this webpage. All incoming students should adhere to the "2016+" 4-year plan.

All students must first complete the MVC application process and be accepted into Missouri Valley College. Admission into MVC does not guarantee admission into the nursing program.

MVC admissions information and application can be found at the Admissions Site. Specific questions regarding general admission can be directed to Tennille Langdon's .

Any questions regarding the nursing program should be directed to:

Tonya Eddy, PhDc, RN
Director of Nursing Education

Office: (660) 831.0892