Department of Nursing Science
100 Elliff Hall
Welcome to the Department of Nursing Science at Lincoln University established in 1970. 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 main campus program (Jefferson City) admits 30 students in the fall and spring semesters. The satellite program in Fort Leonard Wood (FLW) is designed to meet the local needs of Rolla and to meet the educational needs of active duty military personnel and their dependents. 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 in the AAS in Nursing.
The Department of Nursing Science established a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Completion Program to meet the needs of practicing registered nurses (RNs). The BSN Completion Program is also accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC). These options allow Lincoln University to provide educational mobility opportunities for nurses.
The Department of Nursing Science is currently in the process of developing a four year generic BSN program that will eventually replace the current associate degree nursing program. It is anticipated that the first class of BSN students will be admitted to the fall 2014 semester and the last class of associate degree nursing students will be admitted in the spring 2014 semester. The programs will run concurrently until the last associate degree class graduates in December of 2015 and the BSN program is fully implemented.
As a result, admissions to the associate degree program have been suspended until we can accommodate those students admitted and on the waiting list. At this time, the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree will still be offered at the Ft. Leonard Wood campus. Contact the department for more information or to attend an informational session to learn more about the program changes.
A 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 able eligible to apply for the national certification examination to become a certified surgical technologist. Thank you for visiting our site. If you have further questions, feel free to call (573)681-5421 or via e-mail.