Officials with the Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) degree program at Missouri State University-West Plains will offer additional cohorts for the regular RN and LPN-to-RN tracks beginning next spring.
Amy Ackerson, division chair for nursing and allied health, said 25 students will be admitted for the regular RN track cohort and 30 students for the LPN-to-RN track cohort. The deadline to apply is Nov. 1. Classes begin Jan. 13, 2020, the start of the 2020 spring semester.
To be admitted to the regular RN track cohort, students must have completed Introduction to Biomedical Science (BMS 110) by the application deadline. The regular RN track program remains a four-semester program of seated classes, Ackerson said.
The LPN-to-RN cohort will include an online and a seated option, with each option accepting the top 15 applicants. This “bridge” cohort remains a one-year program, but includes some key improvements for student success, Ackerson said.
The additional cohorts are contingent on approval from the Missouri State Board of Nursing at its Nov. 6 meeting. Board members have granted the university permission to accept applications for the cohorts prior to that meeting, Ackerson said.
Those who would like to apply for the additional cohorts should submit their documentation by Nov. 1. Additional information about the application process can be found at wp.missouristate.edu/academics/nursing.
For more information about the nursing program, call the Missouri State-West Plains nursing department at 417-255-7245.