Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

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.

Points of Distinction

  • Faculty are working professionals in the healthcare field who ensure that the knowledge you acquire in class can be applied the next day at work and throughout your career.
  • To accommodate the needs of busy nurses, the 8-week BSN courses are offered in a variety of formats and locations. Students may take classes online, at Webster’s campus locations in St. Louis and Kansas City, and at onsite corporate partner locations at BJC HealthCare or SSM Health Care.
  • Many of our BSN graduates go on to advanced degree programs.
  • Program graduates are employed at highly-regarded organizations including BJC HealthCare, SSM Health Care, Mercy, St. Anthony’s Medical Center, St. Luke’s Hospital, and the Veteran’s Administration Health System in careers as nurse administrators, nurse anesthetists, nurse practitioners, and nursing faculty.

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