RN-BSN (On Ground)

Students integrate personal faith in the practice of nursing while serving in a global and socially diverse society.



These courses will be offered in the Southeast Mental Health Center in Farmington, Missouri. To learn more about the online RN-BSN, click here.

In accordance with the mission statement of Missouri Baptist University, the RN-BSN curriculum prepares registered nurses (RNs) for professional service in multifaceted roles. The nursing curriculum prepares students spiritually, intellectually, and professionally through a foundation of liberal arts education. Students integrate personal faith in the practice of nursing serving in a global and culturally diverse society.

General Education Requirements

Students must complete the general education courses as listed on the degree sheet for graduation from the RN-BSN program. Students do not need to have all courses completed prior to applying to the program, but courses must be completed prior to graduation.

Validation of Credit

RN-BSN learners may receive up to 40 credit hours of nursing credit for proficiency validated by RN licensure. This allows 40 credit hours from the associate degree program to be validated as meeting the outcomes equivalent to those achieved in baccalaureate-degree-granting institutions.

Admission Requirements

1. Meet general admission requirements for Missouri Baptist University
2. Have completed a state board-approved associate degree or diploma
nursing program
3. A current, unrestricted RN license. Students may enter the program
without an RN license, but a license must be obtained by the end of the
second term.
4. Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA for all college course work.

Graduation Requirements

1. Complete all general education courses with an overall GPA of 2.0.
2. Complete a minimum of 120 credit hours.
3. Complete at least 24 of the last 30 hours at Missouri Baptist
4. Must obtain a “C” or better in order to pass a nursing course (NRSG

Sample Plan of Study

The nursing program is delivered completely online, except in cases where we have partnerships with facilities who want to deliver an on-ground cohort. Students can complete courses full-time or part-time. The RN-BSN program can be completed in as little as 12 months for full-time students and 22 months for part-time students.
Sample Plan of Study

BIOL 303 Nutrition Science
BIOL 363 Pathophysiology
BIOL 373/371 Microbiology + Lab
MATH 243 Probability & Statistics
PSYC 313 Human Growth & Development
NRSG Transition to Professional Nursing Practice
NRSG 323 Evidence-Based Practice (Research)
NRSG Health Assessment
NRSG 413 QI and Information Technology
NRSG 423 Spirituality & Diversity in Healthcare
NRSG 433 Ethics in Healthcare
NRSG Community Health and Population-Based Nursing Care
NRSG Leadership for Professional Nursing
NRSG Trends & Issues in Nursing
NRSG Senior Capstone

Total Hours of Degree Requirements: at least 21-24

Amber Pyatt, DNP, RN

Founding Dean of Nursing, Associate Professor of Nursing

Dr. Amber Pyatt is the founding dean of MBU’s nursing program and an associate professor of nursing. Pyatt is graduate of SEMO (‘06), Newman University (‘10), University of Cincinnati (‘14) and American Sentinel University (‘16) where she earned her DNP. She is a licensed RN in Kansas, Missouri, Georgia, Florida, Nevada and Illinois. Pyatt was the Director of Nursing at Southwestern College from 2014 until coming to MBU. She also taught at Chamberlain College of Nursing and Davenport University. Pyatt earned the Award for Academic Excellence at American Sentinel University. She is a Scholar of the Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy that is administered by Sigma Theta Tau International and funded by the Elsevier Foundation as well as a member of the Golden Key Honor Society, National League for Nursing, Graduate Student Nurses Association and the Kansas Organization of Nursing Leaders.

Lisa Chapman, MSN, RN

Assistant Professor of Nursing

Lisa Chapman received her MSN from Chamberlain College of Nursing in 2015. She is licensed in Illinois and Missouri. Chapman served as a visiting professor at Chamberlain College of Nursing from 2015-2017. She worked for Air Methods Corporation (ARCH Air Medical) in Sullivan, Missouri as a Critical Care Flight Nurse from 2014 until coming to MBU. She has previously worked as a Registered Nurse with the Mercy Kids Neonatal Pediatric Transport Team at Mercy St. Louis, and St. Louis Children’s Hospital Emergency Department. Chapman also worked with Trauma Services at St. Louis Children’s Hospital as a Community Outreach Educator.

Robin Murray, MSN, RN

Assitant Professor of Nursing

Robin Murray has taught pre-licensure registered nursing and online courses at the college level since 2004. Murray earned her bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) from Indiana University in 1997 and her master of science in nursing (MSN) from Webster University in 2003. She is currently working on a doctorate of nursing practice (DNP) in Educational Leadership at American Sentinel University. Clinically, Murray has worked with adult patients in medical-surgical units, homecare, occupational health, burn intensive care, cardiac and trauma step-down, behavioral health and faith community nursing. She was inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau, the International Honor Society for Nursing in 1996. Before her career in nursing, Murray served in the United States Air Force and Air Force Reserve Forces from 1990-1997.