The Associate of Science degree with a concentration in Pre-Nursing is designed to provide students with a solid foundation in the basic skills needed to prepare for a career in nursing. Obtaining this degree gives students a broad basis in the liberal arts tradition, from a Christian worldview, for pursuit of more advanced nursing degrees. Following the Associate of Science – Pre-Nursing with two years of clinical study will complete a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and prepare the student for a successful career in the critically important nursing profession.

Missouri Baptist University will be offering the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) beginning in January of 2018, pending site approval from the Missouri Board of Nursing. For more information, visit the BSN website.

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  • Home Health Aides
  • Medical Assistants
  • Nursing Assistants

Missouri Baptist University and the Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College have teamed to offer a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Through this agreement, two years of study in the Associate of Science degree in Pre-Nursing program will be completed at MBU and the final two years of clinical studies will be completed at Barnes. An articulation agreement between MBU and Barnes was signed in March 2010.

The MBU Associate of Science degree in Pre-Nursing is a 66 hour program, and 55 of those hours are fully transferable to Barnes. Students must maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average at MBU to gain admissions to Goldfarb School of Nursing.

Concentration in Pre-Nursing

A minimum of 66 semester hours is required to earn the Associate of Science degree with a concentration in Pre-Nursing (ASPN), including the general education and major courses listed below.

Transfer credits will be accepted into this program from an accredited college or school up to a maximum of 42 semester hours of credit, up to 15 hours of which may be earned through credit by examination and/or portfolio assessment of prior learning. Portfolio credit is only available to those students who have completed a minimum of 12 semester hours in residency at Missouri Baptist University. Students must complete a minimum of 22 semester hours in residency at Missouri Baptist University to earn the Associate of Science degree.

A student must earn a grade of C or better in all major courses, and achieve an overall grade point average of 2.5 or better for the awarding of the associate degree.

General Education Requirements: 37 hours

Communication Skills – Two courses (6 hours):
ENGL 113 English Composition I
ENGL 123 English Composition II

Fine Arts – One course from the following (3 hours):
ARTS 153 Art Appreciation
MUHL 153 Music Appreciation

Humanities – Four courses (12 hours):
RPHI 203 Introduction to Logic
RPHI 213 Introduction to Philosophy
RBIB 113 Old Testament History
RBIB 123 New Testament History

Mathematics – One course (3 hours):
MATH 133 College Algebra

Social and Behavioral Sciences – Two courses (6 hours):
PSYC 133 General Psychology
SOCO 113 Introduction to Sociology

History – One course from the following (3 hours):
HIST 113 Western Civilization I
HIST 123 Western Civilization II
HIST 213 U.S. History I
HIST 223 U.S. History II

Computer Literacy – One course (3 hours):
BCIS 103 Survey of Computing

Interdisciplinary Studies – One course (0-1 hour):
IDST 101 Collegiate Seminar
IDST 200 Transfer Student Orientation

Major Requirements: 29 hours
Biology (BIOL) courses (19 hours):
BIOL 103+101 Introduction to Biology + Lab
BIOL 213+211 Anatomy & Physiology I + Lab
BIOL 223+221 Anatomy & Physiology II + Lab
BIOL 303 Nutrition Science
BIOL 373+371 Microbiology + Lab

Chemistry (CHEM) courses (4 hours):
CHEM 113+111 Introduction to Chemistry + Lab

Mathematics (MATH) course (3 hours):
MATH 243 Probability and Statistics

Psychology (PSYC) course (3 hours):
PSYC 313 Human Growth and Development

Total Hours for A.S. Degree in Pre-Nursing: 66

Jerry Desse, Natural Sciences Division Chair

Natural Science Chair; Associate Professor of Physics and Mathematics
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David Collum, Assistant Professor of Natural Sciences

Assistant Professor of Natural Sciences; Data Analyst
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Alicia Pate, Assistant Professor of Biology

Assistant Professor of Biology and Biochemistry
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Mark Sherman, Associate Professor of Biology

Associate Professor of Biology and Biotechnology
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Shayani Pieris, Assistant Professor of Plant Sciences

Assistant Professor of Plant Sciences
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David Smith, Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Assistant Professor of Mathematics
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Lydia Thebeau, Dean of Academic Advisement and Allied

Dean of Academic Advisement and Allied Health Initiatives, Professor of Biology
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Mary Vedamuthu, Associate Professor of Chemistry

Associate Professor of Chemistry
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Craig Walston, Adjunct Instructor of Natural Sciences

Instructor of Natural Sciences; Head Women’s Softball Coach
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