Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

Nursing Factsheet

The 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.

The BSN curriculum focuses on holistic health promotion for the individual student, the profession, the individual client, the family, groups, and the community. There is a strong emphasis on the nurse's personal development, the needs and future of the profession, and the broad, accountable nursing role that is needed and expected by today's health care consumer. The program prepares the registered nurse for generalist nursing practice. The faculty strives to create a dynamic, interactive learning environment. A variety of faculty members, student experiences, and learning environments is used to meet program and individual student goals. The BSN program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.

Online and part-time evening study are available. BSN courses are offered in Kansas City and St. Louis throughout the calendar year in eight-week sessions. A student can complete the program requirements in two and one-half years on a part-time basis.

More information on BSN degree requirements can be found in the undergraduate catalog.


The BSN and MSN programs at Webster University are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.