The MU Advantage

  • We have outstanding faculty who are proven nurse educators
  • We offer a low student-to-faculty
  • We have a curriculum that includes NCLEX-RN predictive testing, as well as a face-to-face NCLEX
  • You will have access to state-of-the-art MU General Simulation Hospital and exposure to inter-disciplinary group simulation experiences
  • We offer diverse clinical education experiences
  • You will have the opportunity to consider athletics, Greek life, international and national cultural experiences, and membership in professional student nursing clubs (MU Student Nursing Association, National Student Nurses’ Association, and Men in Nursing)

The MU General Simulation Hospital

The MU General Simulation Hospital, housed in the Robert J. Chaffin Building, is comprised of a skills lab; two Nurses stations; four private hospital rooms including critical care, trauma, med/surg and labor and delivery rooms; and a pediatric ward and nursery. Within the hospital, students provide care to simulated patients – an infant, a six-year-old boy, an expectant mother, and three adults, creating the real-life scenario of managing multiple patients simultaneously. The “patients” are life-sized, computerized manikins that can speak and breathe, have heart and lung sounds, and can progress through a multitude of medical states from birth to death.

The entire Hospital is connected by forty-one ceiling-mounted 360 and zoom cameras for audiovisual playback teaching/learning opportunities with live observation capability from any computer in the building. This system integrates simulators, skills trainers, and standardized patient programs to help create, deliver, assess, evaluate, and manage all aspects of learning.

Career Opportunities

Registered Nurses (RN) provide and coordinate patient care, educate patients and the public about various health conditions, and provide advice and emotional support to patients and their family members. Career opportunities can be found in a wide variety of areas including hospitals, physician offices, home healthcare services, nursing homes, and dialysis centers.  According to, the median pay for a RN in the United States is between $62,300 and $111,740 as of January 26, 2024. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on the actual RN position, the city, and many other important factors to include education, certifications, additional skills, and the number of years you have spent in your profession (

The BSN Advantage

Earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) immediately opens the gateway to an advanced degree in nursing such as a nurse practitioner (NP), nurse anesthetist (CRNA), nurse leader, or nurse educator. Merit-based salary increases, clinical ladder progression, and promotions in most hospitals rely on the completion of a BSN. In fact, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE), American Nurses Association (ANA) and other leading nursing organizations recognize the BSN degree as the minimum educational requirement for professional nursing practice (