Stephens College graduates with a Nursing degree have a competitive advantage because they complete their Bachelor of Science in Nursing in three years. 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 Mizzou's nursing program. 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.
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 help support each other.
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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.
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