With a 100% NCLEX-RN licensing exam pass rate and 100% employment, the Stephens College nursing experience continues to show a competitive advantage for students. Through our partnership with Boone Hospital Center, Stephens offers a one-of-a-kind opportunity for students to gain clinical experience early in their nursing education.



Private college myth: Our total tuition and fees are almost $9,000 lower than that of other nursing programs. PLUS, our graduates will earn higher salaries faster by graduating in three years instead of four.

Direct Entry: Start nursing classes your freshman year and earn your B.S.N. in three years (including two summers). There's no secondary application in sophomore or junior year.

Experience: Hands-on clinical work in the Simulation Center and with real patients at Magnet Hospital Boone Health (Stephens' neighbor, just a block east of campus). You'll complete six semesters of clinical practice. Our curriculum includes the full spectrum of health across age groups and levels of need, including experiences in a premiere hospital and other regional healthcare settings.

Accreditation: Our Nursing program is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), signifying the exceptional quality and value you'll find at Stephens.

The Stephens Advantage: We limit the program size to 24 students per cohort. The faculty know and support you, and your small cohort of peers support each other. 

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Stephens College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.


The Stephens College Nursing Program has the full approval of the Missouri State Board of Nursing. Upon completing the program, graduates are eligible to take the licensing examination for professional registered nurses (NCLEX-RN). Graduation from a nursing program does not guarantee licensure eligibility. https://www.pr.mo.gov/nursing.asp

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The Simulation Center at Boone Health

The Simulation Center is a state-of-the-art simulated nursing unit for Stephens College students. Students learn and practice in a former patient care unit converted into The Learning Center at Boone Health.

Patient Care Technician Trainee Program

Boone Health’s Patient Care Technician (PCT) Trainee Program is perfect for pre-nursing students. A PCT performs various direct patient care functions and works closely with a nurse to ensure patients receive the highest level of personal care. In this program, you’ll receive both classroom and hands-on instruction in direct patient care to prepare you to be a PCT.

About Boone Health

Boone Health, a 392-bed full-service facility, was named the top hospital in mid-Missouri by U.S. News & World Report from 2015-2019. It is designated as a Magnet® Hospital for Nursing Excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, which recognizes superior quality in nursing care as evidenced by performance outcomes.

The Stephens+Boone Nursing program is an exciting new approach in training our future professional nurses. Simulation training in a hospital setting coupled with a direct relationship between the school and hospital will strengthen the clinical experiences nursing students receive, providing the preparation, skill and confidence students will need to be successful in health care.”

- Monica Smith, MSN, RN, NE-BC, FACHE, Vice President of Patient Care Services & Ancillary Operations and Chief Nursing Officer at Boone Health
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School of Health Sciences

Pam Middleton,
Nursing Administrative Assistant
573-876-7278 [email protected] 222 Lela Raney Wood Hall Nursing Program
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(573) 876-7207 (573) 876-7237 [email protected] 1215 E Broadway, Columbia, MO 65215


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