Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Want to make a difference? Now’s your chance. Start your journey to one of the world’s most rewarding careers.


Median wage in Missouri*


Clinical Hours


First-time pass rate for Fall 2020 vs 84.6% nationally†


Projected Job Growth*

*Wage and job growth based on Statistics from Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Your BSN Experience:

Our program will prepare you with the complex decision-making skills you will need for today’s health care landscape. As a graduate of our hands-on courses, you will thrive in structured health care settings, provide life-saving care, and succeed in leadership roles.

Graduates will be prepared to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN®). After passing this examination, graduates are eligible to begin a career as a registered professional nurse.

Year One

You will hit the ground running In your first year—participating in skills labs, simulations, and clinical experiences. As you build a foundation of nursing, pharmacology, and health assessment, you will swiftly grow in knowledge and skill.

Year Two

Your clinical education will broaden in your second year. Rotating through departments within the healthcare network, you will begin working with more complex illnesses and expand your studies to community and family health. Finally, you will demonstrate your hard-earned expertise in a course that will cap the program and herald your start as an RN.

Start Your Journey

Whether you are just starting college, or have a bachelor’s degree/LPN license, Cox College offers convenient options to start your heroic journey in health care!

Five Convenient Tracks:

Our nursing candidates come from a wide range of educational contexts.
That's why we offer five enrollment tracks to fit your experience:

Still in high school?

Launch your future in health care with pre-approved admission to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.

The Early Decision Option

Starting from scratch?

Chart your course in medicine with a four-year baccalaureate degree that includes eligibility for registered nurse (RN) licensure.

The Entry-Level Track

Bachelor’s degree in another field?

Expand your options with a baccalaureate degree in nursing and go for your RN licensure.

The Accelerated Track

Like to learn fast?

Earn your Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in as quickly as three years.

BSN FastTrack

Already an RN?

Advance your medical career with a baccalaureate degree in nursing.

The RN to BSN Completion

"Cox College gave me an exceptional education, that provided me with a safe place to grow and practice my skills as a nurse. Cox College prepared me with everything I needed to achieve my dreams."

Beth Richards, BSN ‘20

Admission Requirements

First Time Students

First-time students must meet these requirements to apply:

  • Official high school transcript or official G.E.D. certificate
  • High school cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Minimum composite ACT score of 18 or higher or an SAT combined score of 860 or higher*
  • BSN program checklist can be found here.

Transfer Students

Transfer students must meet these requirements to apply:

  • Maintain a college cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher*
  • Will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis once admitted