Nursing

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.

Valley offers a traditional BSN, LPN to BSN face-to face and an LPN to BSN online track. Learn more about each option below!

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 as a pre-nursing major, and two years of nursing courses and clinical experiences once accepted into nursing program. In addition to the 2+2 traditional BSN program, we offer an LPN to BSN face-to face and an LPN to BSN online track. 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.

Career/Employment Possibilities

  • Hospitals
  • Outpatient Clinics
  • Research Institutions
  • Home Health
  • High Schools, Colleges & Universities
  • Government Institutions

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.

Traditional Curriculum
Traditional, face-to-face BSN consisting of two years of core and prerequisite courses as a pre-nursing major, and two years of nursing courses and clinical experiences once accepted into nursing program

LPN to BSN Online Curriculum
This track allows LPNs to continue working while completing their BSN online

LPN to BSN Face to Face Curriculum
For LPNs wanting to continue their education, this curriculum allows them to complete their BSN, face-to-face

Nursing Program Information

  • Important Documents/Information

    BSN Student Handbook

    Nursing Flyer Traditional BSN 

    Nursing Flyer LPN-BSN Online Track

    LPN to BSN Face-To-Face

    ATI

    Parking 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.

    Nursing Program Additional Costs

    Preceptor Information

    Accreditation & Licensure Information 

    NCLEX Pass Rates

    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

    https://pr.mo.gov/boards/nursing/RN%20License%20by%20Examination%20-%20Foreign%20Educted%20Instruction%20Letter.pdf date of access 8/8/2019

  • 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.

    Making A New Account

    How to Register for the TEAS

    TEAS Preparation 

    TEAS Test Taking Videos

    TEAS Exam Dates 2019

    Study Guide


Admissions & Scholarships

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Faculty

Dr. Peggy Van Dyke
Dean of the School of Nursing
Nursing Program Director
Associate Professor
Teresa Taylor
Director, LPN to BSN Online Track
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Tammy Plains
Administrative Assistant
Dr. Cindy Motley
Associate Professor of Nursing
Roberta Griffitt
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Debra Gage
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Dr. Tonya Eddy
Clinical Coordinator
Associate Professor of Nursing
Kimberly Davis
Nursing Skills Lab Coordinator
Assistant Professor of Nursing

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