Take Your Nursing Practice to the Next Level with Webster
Nursing and healthcare are consistently evolving with new technology, research and legislation. Today, public health organizations, hospitals, clinics, universities and countless healthcare settings are recruiting nurses with advanced education to fill key roles.
At Webster University, Department of Nursing students learn from professionals in the healthcare field and acquire knowledge in class that can be applied the next day at work. And the small faculty-to-student ratio ensures close and individualized academic advising. Students can establish credit for prior nursing education and/or nursing knowledge and skills, and Webster’s corporate partnerships allow the nursing program to extend tuition discounts to MSN students employed by partners.
Flexible learning for working professionals.
The BSN program is tailored to working adults, offering online part-time enrollment in eight-week terms.
To accommodate individuals’ unique learning preferences, MSN classes are offered in two formats: face-to-face and online. Eligible students may attend evening face-to-face classes at our St. Louis-area corporate partner sites.
Both BSN and MSN programs are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.
Benefits to Earning Your BSN
- Nurses at the BSN level have higher levels of job satisfaction (Nursing Outlook)
- Nurses with a BSN earn 22.5% more than nurses with only an associate's degree (Data from PayScale)
- Over 80% of employers have a strong preference for nurses with a BSN (American Association of Colleges of Nursing)
- Better patient outcomes are associated with higher proportions of BSN-educated nurses (Medical Care, The Lancet, etc.)
Undergraduate: RN-BSN Completion (online)
The bachelor of science in nursing (RN-BSN) completion program is designed for the registered nurse who wants to take their nursing practice to the next level. The program helps the registered nurse develop the theoretical knowledge and real-world skills they need to meet the growing demands of the nursing profession and to develop analytic and communication skills for professional excellence.
Our RN-BSN completion program is offered online with part-time, eight-week sessions. BSN students may start nursing courses in January or August. Students needing GCP courses or electives beyond the nursing core and Keystone seminar, may start and take these courses in March or October. Applications are due the 1st Monday in March for March admission to start GCP or elective courses; 1st Monday in August for August admission; last Monday in September for October to start GCP or elective courses; or the 1st Monday in December for January Admission.
Part-time RN to BSN Tuition Rate: $350 /credit hour*
Webster's RN-BSN completion curriculum focuses on holistic health promotion for the individual student, the profession, the individual client, the family, groups and the community. The faculty represents a variety of healthcare backgrounds, ensuring each student's exposure to diverse perspectives. Webster University places 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.
*RN to BSN Tuition Rate is for Part-Time, St. Louis, students outside of a corporate partnership cohort agreement.
Upon completion of the program, the graduate will be able to:
- Demonstrate professionalism in nursing practice
- Apply leadership skills to promote a culture of quality care and patient safety
- Discuss research and evidence as it applies to professional nursing practice
- Describe the role of information technology in professional nursing practice
- Demonstrate basic understanding of the impact of health policy, finance, social, political, and regulatory processes on the healthcare system
- Advocate for the client’s needs in a diverse, global environment
- Collaborate with clients and other healthcare professionals to promote quality care
- Apply principles of health promotion and prevention to individuals, families, and populations
We are currently considering applicants who hold an unencumbered license as a registered nurse in any of the following states: Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.
Webster's Master of Science in Nursing Program
Webster University’s Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program was listed by U.S. News & World Report as among the best master’s in nursing programs in the United States in 2021. This is the third consecutive year that the nursing program has been nationally ranked by U.S. News.
Graduate-Level Study: Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Webster's MSN program is designed for working professionals, offering part-time evening courses in eight-week terms at the Webster Groves home campus and at BJC Institute for Learning and Development.
Webster University's master of science in nursing (MSN) program provides the advanced skills and knowledge necessary to be successful in the dynamic field of nursing. Graduate students have the opportunity to learn from nurses representing various backgrounds in the health care field. Integration of theory, evidence, and real-world practice enhances the relevance and value of the overall learning experience. Our program attracts nurses in a variety of specialties from both metropolitan and rural healthcare institutions. Students have opportunities to build professional relationships that cut across geographical, cultural, and institutional boundaries.
A small faculty-to-student ratio ensures individualized academic advising.
Choose the Nurse Educator or Nurse Leader track according to professional goals.
Representing various nursing backgrounds, faculty ensure learning experiences blend theory, evidence and real-world practice.
Webster’s MSN program offers two tracks – Nurse Educator and Nurse Leader – so students can personalize their degree according to professional goals.
- The Nurse Educator track provides advanced knowledge in instructional methods and principles of curriculum design for application in nurse educator or staff development roles
- The Nurse Leader track provides the advanced knowledge necessary to lead and manage healthcare organizations in today’s complex healthcare environment
Learn more about our accreditation, which applies to all of our campuses, regionally and beyond.
Find out how we support the more than 50% of undergraduates who transfer into our community.
Founded in 1915, Webster University is committed to ensuring high-quality learning experiences that transform students for global citizenship and individual excellence. Prepare for your next step and explore our community resources.
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