Degree Level:
Bachelor of Science

A new vision for nursing education: Bold nurses who are passionate about improving healthcare for all people.

The Stephens College Nursing program prepares students for the challenges and rewards of the rapidly changing health care industry. An innovative partnership with our neighbor, Boone Hospital Center, provides early access to clinical experiences with an emphasis on career readiness.




What Sets Us Apart

  • Stephens offers the only direct entry program in the region. That means, unlike many other programs, students enroll as freshmen and begin taking nursing courses in their first year.
  • The Stephens program is designed to be completed in just three years + two summers. Students earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
  • Our curriculum includes the full spectrum of health across age groups and level of need, including experiences in a premiere hospital and other regional health care settings.


The Stephens+Boone Partnership

The Stephens College Nursing program is exceptional for its partnership with Boone Hospital Center. Together, our neighboring institutions have designed a future-focused nursing education program. Our partnership advantages include:

  • Access to Boone Hospital Center’s new state-of-the-art simulation lab. The “sim lab” provides a safe but realistic environment for developing early clinical and decision-making skills.
  • Small classes taught by Stephens College nursing faculty.
  • Early integration into the Boone Hospital family with opportunities to work alongside Boone nurses and the health care team.

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 Hospital Center

About Boone Hospital Center

Boone Hospital Center, 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.

Webinar Series

Learn about program features through a recorded webinar with Dr. Noreen Houck, founding director of nursing.

Discover Nursing Virtual Fair

Stephens College is participating in the Discover Nursing Virtual Fair hosted by NursingCAS on Oct. 7, 2020. Join this free event to learn more about the profession, application process, and life of the nursing student.

Let's get started. We are now enrolling students for our Fall 2020 inaugural class.

Contact Us

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Lela Raney Wood Hall 222
(573) 876-7207 (573) 876-7237 [email protected] 1200 E. Broadway, Columbia, MO 65215 Meet the Team
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School of Health Sciences

Dr. Noreen Houck | Director of Nursing

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