Missouri Valley College’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) prepares nurses through education and clinical experience to provide safe, evidence-based, and compassionate care to complex patients in diverse settings. Some of the clinical experiences include local community hospitals, tertiary care centers and other community health centers/agencies. Completion of the BSN program does not guarantee licensure or eligibility to sit for the NCLEX licensure examination. Students will need to review the board of nursing regulations regarding the eligibility to sit for the examination prior to the testing date.
Why a degree in Nursing from Missouri Valley?
Valley’s liberal arts foundation benefits nursing students by fostering critical thinking and lifelong learning skills that are necessary for clinical practice. Our nursing program is a 2+2 program consisting of two years of core and prerequisite courses, and two years of nursing courses and clinical experiences. As a nursing student at Missouri Valley you’ll gain experience in a variety of clinical settings, including local community hospitals, tertiary care centers, and other community health centers and agencies. The MVC nursing program follows standards and guidelines set forth by the Missouri State Board of Nursing and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. The nursing program has been granted full approval by the Missouri State Board of Nursing. “The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Missouri Valley College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
- Outpatient Clinics
- Research Institutions
- Home Health
- High Schools, Colleges & Universities
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Graduate Programs/Career Advancement Possibilities
- Graduate School
- Post Graduate School
- Doctorate Programs
Courses & Concentrations
Degree in Nursing
The MVC nursing program, leading to a BSN, requires students to complete two years of prerequisite and core courses, and two years of nursing course and clinical work. For traditional nursing students enrolled at MVC, the application process is due by February 1st. All other student applications are due by April 1st. The LPN to BSN online student applications are due by October 1st. Students applying to the program are evaluated on their ACT, TEAS/ Missouri LPN license,TOEFL scores, GPA’s, and letters of reference. Twenty candidates are selected to enter the traditional program and fourteen for the LPN to BSN online track.
The MVC nursing program adheres to standards and guidelines set forth by the Missouri State Board of Nursing (MSBoN) and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The MVC nursing program has full approval from the MSBoN and is accredited by CCNE.
Nursing Program Information
All persons owning and/or operating a vehicle and/or bicycle on the MVC campus must observe and obey all applicable Missouri laws, city of Marshall ordinances, and the campus rules and regulations. Parking is allowed only in designated areas. Vehicles and/or bicycles in violation of campus parking rules will be ticketed or subject to towing at the owner’s expense. The School of Nursing building has parking across the street from the school. If the parking lot is full, you are to park on the side of the street across from the school.
NCLEX testing for International Students:
For international students educated abroad and are non-native English speakers, evidence of English-language proficiency can be achieved by any of the following:
a. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) www.toefl.org with a passing score of 540 on the paper examination or a passing score of 83 for the internet-based examination; or
b. Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC) www.toeic.com with a passing score of 725 in the Listening and Reading Modules; or
c. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) www.ielts.org with a passing score in the academic module of 6.5 and the Spoken Band score of 7
TEAS Exam Information
TEAS Exam Policy
The MVC nursing program requires applicants to complete the TEAS exam as a component of the application process. Instructions for starting an ATI account to register for the exam are located on the MVC nursing website. MVC is an approved TEAS exam site. Students will be able to complete the TEAS exam during official exam test dates. These dates are posted on the MVC nursing webpage.
- Students must obtain a 58.7% (Proficient) or higher.
- The ATI best practice for administering TEAS retakes, to help ensure students, best results is to limit the number of retakes per year with remediation periods between retakes. Students retaking the TEAS should be administered a different form from their previous TEAS attempts. Each student should be limited to three retakes in one year so all assessments taken are from different forms. The suggested remediation period is two weeks to 30 days, which is an appropriate time length and follows the majority of institutions’ remediation period.
- TEAS scores completed at an alternate location are eligible if official exam scores are provided by applicant.
The TEAS exam price is $50 for each attempt – payable upon registration on-line.
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