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School of Nursing

School of Nursing

When it comes to careers where you can make a difference and truly impact the lives of others, few offer as many opportunities as nursing. As a nurse, you'll be directly involved in the care of your patients, ensuring they have a positive experience and get the care they need. It's a challenging profession, requiring patience, empathy and commitment, but it's also one of the most reliably in-demand. Nurses are always needed and valued.

Lincoln University's School of Nursing can prepare you for a fulfilling and rewarding career as a nursing professional. Since the School's founding in 1971, we have been esteemed and trusted in Missouri and beyond for the top-notch education we provide and the outstanding nurses who graduate from our program. Indeed, many healthcare employers consistently state they prefer Lincoln nursing school graduates due to their preparation, dedication and ability to provide exceptional quality care. It's no wonder the School of Nursing is one the most popular and esteemed programs at Lincoln.

As a nursing student, you will learn ways to positively impact the lives and health of individuals, families and communities. You'll learn in the classroom from our dedicated and professionally experienced faculty and in real-world settings at the many excellent clinical facilities located near the Lincoln campus in Jefferson City.

Start preparing for a career in healthcare today by enrolling at Lincoln University!


Attention current LU pre-nursing students and transfer applicants: The BSN program is now open for applications for the Fall 2024 cohort. We welcome applications from both current pre-nursing students and those interested in transferring to LU from other institutions. Please review the admissions criteria and degree plan outlined below for detailed information regarding admission criteria, prerequisite requirements, and application instructions.

Steps for BSN Admission:

  1. SUBMIT your application to Lincoln University of Missouri as either a freshman or transfer student (Note: This step is not necessary for current LU students). Pre-nursing status is typically assigned to freshmen and sophomores. Students usually transition to the clinical major during their junior and senior years.
  2. SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE prerequisite courses and attain a competitive score on the Admission Assessment HESI (HESI A2®).
  3. APPLY TO THE PROGRAM by filling out the BSN Nursing Application.
Late applications will be considered for applicants who meet all admission criteria. Email to inquire about applying.


Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Nursing

The AAS in Nursing curriculum prepares you to assume beginning staff nurse positions in hospitals, nursing homes and other healthcare facilities and provides a foundation for the pursuit of a full baccalaureate degree in nursing. This program is offered on the military installation at Fort Leonard Wood and offers a part-time, evening curriculum to meet the needs of active-duty personnel.

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Bachelor of Science (BSN) in Nursing

The BSN in Nursing program will prepare you for entry into a professional nursing career by training you to function safely, efficiently and effectively in caring for patients and administering medical care.

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Registered Nurse - Bachelor of Science (RN-BSN)

The RN-BSN program is designed for registered nurses looking to continue their education, gain more skills and stay up to date on the latest healthcare practices and technologies.

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Learn more about our course offerings in Undergraduate and Graduate bulletins!


All of Lincoln's nursing degree programs are overseen and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). For more information, please contact ACEN at:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
    3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
    Atlanta, GA 30326
    Phone: 404-975-5000

In addition, the AAS and BSN programs in nursing hold full approval from the Missouri State Board of Nursing. Members can be reached for more information at:

  • Missouri State Board of Nursing
    3605 Missouri Boulevard
    PO Box 656
    Jefferson City, MO 65102
    Phone: 573-751-0681

Contact Us

School of Nursing
Lincoln Campus
100 Elliff Hall
820 Chestnut Street
Jefferson City, MO 65101
Phone: 573-681-5421

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Fort Leonard Wood Campus
Truman Education Center
4904 Constitution Ave Bldg. 499
Fort Leonard Wood, MO 65473-8934
Phone: 573-329-5160

Find Your Major!

Is a career in nursing right for you? Or would one of our other programs be a better fit?

Use our Find Your Major tool to find out and discover a path that will work for you.