Department of Nursing Science

 

100 Elliff Hall

 

Welcome to the Department of Nursing Science at Lincoln University established in 1969.  Nursing is an exciting profession that provides an essential service to individuals, families and communities experiencing health and illness.

 

The department offers an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Nursing which is approved by the Missouri State Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).  The last class of AAS nursing students (Jefferson City campus) will be enrolled in the Spring 2014 semester.  As these students progress through the remaining AAS nursing courses, those courses will be eliminated as a new four-year BSN cohort is admitted.

 

Lincoln University has initial approval from the Missouri State Board of Nursing to admit 30 students per semester to the four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program.  The university will also seek national accreditation.  Admission to the four-year BSN program is based on GPA in prerequisite courses, ACT score, completed application and letters of reference.  Applications and reference letters are due the second Tuesday in September for spring admission and the second Tuesday in February for fall admission.  Due to conflicts with the ACT administration dates, a second application opportunity will be allowed Fall 2014.  The deadline for late admission is the second Tuesday in November (11/11/2014).

 

Please send inquiries to bsnadmissions@lincolnu.edu or call (573) 681-5421 to attend an informational session.
 
The AAS and four-year BSN programs will run concurrently until the last AAS nursing class graduates in December 2015 and the four-year BSN program is fully implemented.
 
The four-year BSN program will replace the AAS nursing program on the main campus; however the satellite program in Fort Leonard Wood (FLW) will continue to offer AAS nursing program.  This program is designed to meet the local needs of the Rolla community and the educational needs of active duty military personnel and their dependents.  The FLW nursing program is also approved by the Missouri State Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).  This program accepts 40 students (20 Rolla students and 20 FLW students) each fall semester.  More information can be obtained by contacting the FLW program.  Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) may be eligible for advanced standing.
 
The Department of Nursing Science will continue to offer the  RN-BSN Program online.  This program was established to meet the needs of practicing registered nurses (RNs).  The RN-BSN Program is also accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
 
The Surgical Technology Program was established in 2010.  This program leads to an Associate of Applied Science and is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).  Upon graduation, students are eligible to apply for the national certification examination to become a certified surgical technologist.

 

 

Please call (573) 681-5421 or email nursing@lincolnu.edu if you have any questions.