SSM RN to BSN Cohort | Webster University

SSM RN to BSN Cohort Program

SSM Health Care Partnership

In partnership with SSM Health Care, Webster University is pleased to offer an RN to BSN program, open exclusively to employees of SSM.

Webster University's Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program is designed for the registered nurse who wishes to advance his or her knowledge in nursing, the sciences, and the liberal arts. The program helps the registered nurse develop analytic and communication skills for professional excellence.

Each RN to BSN cohort is limited to a maximum of 18 students. Classes are held from 5:30-9:30 p.m. once each week. Spring cohorts will begin January 13, 2014, at both the SSM Education Learning Center and Webster University's Winghaven campus. Classes will be held on Monday evenings at the SSM Education Learning Center, 10101 Woodfield Lane, Suite 150, St. Louis, Mo., 63132. The day of the week for classes at Webster University's Winghaven campus, located at 2299 Technology Drive, Suite 300, O'Fallon, Mo., 63368, has not been determined.

Space in the cohort program is available by applying via: The $35 application fee is waived for SSM employees. The waiver code is communicated by SSM. The deadline for applying for the next RN to BSN cohort is December 2, 2013. We will accept the first 18 applicants that meet admission requirements. Additional applicants will be placed on a wait list.

To schedule a preadmission interview, please contact the Nursing Department at 314-968-7483.

If you have any questions, contact John Weseman, Webster University Office of Admission, at 314-246-6990 or

SSM RN to BSN Program Requirements

Courses Credits
NURS 3020 Health Assessment 3
NURS 3030 Communication and Information Literacy
NURS 3010 Concepts of Professional Nursing
Prereq: NURS 3030
PSYC 2750 Introduction to Measurement & Statistics 3
NURS 3270 Research Evidence Based Practice
Prereq: NURS 3010, NURS 3020, NURS 3030
NURS 3400 Health Education in Nursing Practice
Prereq: NURS 3010, NURS 3020, NURS 3030
NURS 3410 Family Health Promotion
Prereq: NURS 3010, NURS 3020, NURS 3030, NURS 3270
NURS 4060 Gerontology
Prereq: NURS 3010, NURS 3020, NURS 3030, NURS 3270
NURS 4240 Nursing Leadership and Management
Prereq: NURS 3270, NURS 3400, NURS 3410
NURS 4250 Community Health Nursing
Prereq: NURS 3270, NURS 3400, NURS 3410
Total 34



The number of additional credits needed to complete the 128 credit hours required for the BSN degree is determined through individual assessment of transcripts.

Note to Students: All SSM employees accepted into the RN to BSN on-site cohort are required to complete all courses as listed above. Any break in enrollment (i.e. course drop/withdrawal, non-attendance, stop-out, course failure) voids participation in this cohort program; however, students may continue their educational pursuits with Webster University at the prevailing tuition rate. Please note that the BSN in Nursing is only offered at Webster University's main campus in Webster Groves, Mo., or online.

Admission and Progression Requirements

  • Current licensure (or eligibility for licensure) as a registered nurse
  • Completion of a Webster University undergraduate application for admission
  • Pre-admission academic planning with a BSN faculty member
  • Transcripts from a nursing school and all college institutions from which academic credit has been granted
  • Grade-point average (GPA) of 2.5 in previous scholastic work
  • Current resume

To progress through the program, nursing courses (NURS) must be completed with a grade of “C” or higher.  In addition, in courses with a clinical component, students must receive a grade of “Satisfactory” in the clinical portion of the course in order to pass the course.  Unsatisfactory completion of the clinical component of the course results in automatic failure of the course.  Students may repeat a specific nursing course only one time and no more than two nursing courses may be repeated during the program.

BSN Clinical Information

All students are required to have the following documentation on file in the Webster University Nursing Office prior to course enrollment:

1) Current Missouri RN license
2) Updated proof of TB test
3) Criminal background check
4) Drug screening
5) Immunization form
6) Family care registry
7) Copy of health insurance card
8) CPR certification


Webster University's BSN program is accredited by the ACEN: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia 30326, Phone: 404-975-5000.

BSN Degree Requirement

128 credits required for BSN degree:

  • 86 required credit hours
  • 12 general education credit hours
  • 30 general elective credit hours

The 86 required credit hours consist of 31 credit hours in upper division nursing coursework, 3 credit hours in required support courses, 20 credit hours in designated prerequisite courses, and 32 credit hours of lower-division nursing coursework.

Students seeking the BSN degree are required to meet four of the nine general educational goals of Webster University. BSN students are required to take at least 30 credit hours at Webster University.

Prerequisite Courses

  • English
  • Microbiology
  • Psychology
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Sociology