Online Associate of Science in Pre-Nursing
An associate’s in pre-nursing can lead to a rewarding career in nursing.
Learn how to Integrate your personal faith in the practice of nursing while serving in a global and culturally diverse society.
Complete all courses online, attending only one lab session a week.
If all admissions criteria are equal, you will be given preferential consideration to enter MBU’s BSN program.
The Online Associate of Science in Pre-Nursing is a foundational hybrid program at Missouri Baptist University for advanced programs like the Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and ultimately to advance your career in the field of nursing. If you don’t desire to pursue a BSN degree, an associate’s in pre-nursing equips you to thrive in a vast number of entry-level positions in the health and science industry.
Transfer credits will be accepted into this program from an accredited college or school up to a maximum of 42 semester hours of credit, up to 15 hours of which may be earned through credit by examination and/or portfolio assessment of prior learning.
- Flexible – Online classes that work with your shift schedule and busy lifestyle. This degree requires four science course labs to be taken on campus (Labs offered on Saturdays).
- Advance your career while working full-time – This program is designed to accommodate the working professional. Full-time students can complete their degree in as few as 2 years.
- Transfer-friendly – MBU’s Associate of Science in Pre-Nursing students may be eligible to receive up to 42 credit hours in transfer credit for proficiency validated by the university.
- The prestige of a Missouri Baptist University Degree – Your MBU degree comes with the legacy of academic excellence.
What Can I Do With an Associate of Science in Pre-Nursing?
After completing your Associate of Science in Pre-Nursing you will have all the required courses be eligible for MBU’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
MBU’s School of Nursing will give current MBU pre-nursing students preference for the BSN program. Our BSN cohort admits only 24 students every year in order to provide the best education and allow you to have a one on one experience with instructors. MBU pre-nursing students would be given preferential consideration over transfer students if all admission criteria are equal.
At Missouri Baptist University, you’ll use technology to learn how to communicate relevant patient data, manage care, mitigate error, and support clinical judgment and evidence-based nursing practice. MBU is the only evangelical Christian University in St. Louis, MBU’s program will fill an important role in St. Louis and beyond as it aims to intersect innovative preparation with Christian perspectives, integrating personal faith in the practice of nursing while serving in a global and culturally diverse society.
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TWO-PLUS-TWO DEGREE IN NURSING
Missouri Baptist University and the Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College have teamed to offer a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Through this agreement, two years of study in the Associate of Science degree in Pre-Nursing program will be completed at MBU and the final two years of clinical studies will be completed at Barnes. An articulation agreement between MBU and Barnes was signed in March 2010.
The MBU Associate of Science degree in Pre-Nursing is a 66-hour program, and 55 of those hours are fully transferable to Barnes. Students must maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average at MBU to gain admissions to Goldfarb School of Nursing.