Further Your Education or Advance Your Health Care Career with Us

Webster University’s Department of Nursing faculty and staff has designed its RN to BSN and MSN programs with an eye toward today's rapidly changing health care environment. Webster students are licensed RNs, busily advocating for the health and well-being of members of our community, while endeavoring to continue their nursing education. Webster is focused on creating empowered, forward-thinking nurses in a supportive, adult learning environment. Explore below to learn about our programming, which includes part-time enrollment, classes that offer either fully online modules (RN to BSN) or Live Virtual — a blend of online modules and weekly synchronous (real-time) — evening sessions (MSN) and eight-week terms.

Susan McFarlan
Personalized Approach to Education

“We are proud of the 40-year history of a student-centric and personalized approach of the nursing faculty.”

Susan McFarlan
Associate Professor Susan McFarlan

Chairperson of the Department of Nursing

Webster University Master's in Nursing Program Ranked Among Best in Nation

About the Nursing Department

Mission and Vision

Our mission is to provide exemplary experiential, student-centered learning in an environment that encourages lifelong learning, accountability for self, respect for all humans, and individual excellence in nursing practice. Our vision is to be recognized in the region as the institution of choice for baccalaureate nursing degree completion and for attaining master’s degrees in Human Services and Nursing.


At Webster University Department of Nursing, we value:

  • Our students as adult learners
  • Population-centered care
  • Evidence-based education and practice
  • Interprofessional collaboration
  • Diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Global citizenship
ACEN Accredited

RN to BSN and MSN Nursing Programs

The baccalaureate completion and master's nursing programs at Webster University, located in St. Louis, Missouri, are accredited by the:
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30326
404-975-5000 | www.acenursing.org

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the baccalaureate nursing program (RN to BSN) and for the master's nursing program (MSN) is continuing accreditation.

ACEN information about this program.

ACEN Accredited, Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing

Undergraduate Program

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN completion) program is designed for the registered nurse who wishes to advance their knowledge in nursing, the sciences and the liberal arts. The program helps the registered nurse develop analytical and communication skills for professional excellence.

The curriculum focuses on holistic health promotion for the individual student, the profession, the individual client, groups and the population. 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. A variety of faculty members, student experiences and learning environments are used to meet program and individual student goals.

Webster's program is tailored to working adults, offering part-time enrollment and eight-week terms. To accommodate individuals' unique learning preferences, classes are offered online. Typically, students complete the core nursing curriculum in 2 to 2.5 years depending on if courses are taken in the summer. Frequently, RN to BSN students must take additional Global Citizenship Program and/or elective courses to fulfill degree requirements. Nursing faculty advisors discuss additional requirements during the admission interview.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN completion program)

Student Testimonial

“My master’s will help me, especially since I am considering getting my DNP. You can’t ever have education taken from you.”

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Corporate Cohorts

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Webster's corporate cohort programs offer tuition discounts and allow employees of organizations to take courses together. Classmates are fellow coworkers, which enhances teamwork and class discussions specific to the workplace.

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Browning Hall

Browning Hall

Browning Hall

Browning Hall is located next to Pearson House off of Big Bend Boulevard at the northeast corner of the Webster Groves campus.

8274 Big Bend Blvd.
Webster Groves, MO 63119

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