Webster's bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) program is designed for the registered nurse who wants to take his or her nursing practice to the next level. This degree-completion program helps registered nurses develop the theoretical knowledge and real-world skills they need to meet the growing demands of the nursing profession.

► In 2010, the Institute of Medicine issued a landmark report, The Future of Nursing, which recommended that the proportion of nurses with baccalaureate degrees be increased to 80 percent by 2020.

► According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, registered nurses with at least a bachelor’s in nursing will have better job prospects than those without one.

► A study published in Nursing Outlook in 2013 found that nurses prepared at the BSN level were found to have higher levels of job satisfaction.

► A 2008 study in Health Services Research concluded that a nurse workforce with a higher proportion of nurses with BSNs would result in substantially better patient outcomes.

Our BSN curriculum focuses on holistic health promotion for the individual student, the profession, the individual client, the family, groups, and the community. Our faculty are working professionals representing a variety of healthcare backgrounds, ensuring your exposure to diverse perspectives. We place 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. 

Online and evening study are available. BSN courses are offered in St. Louis throughout the calendar year in eight-week sessions. A part-time student can complete the program requirements in approximately two years.

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 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.

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