The Department of Nursing is fully approved by the Missouri State Board of Nursing. In compliance with the Missouri Nurse Practice Act (Chapter 335 of the Missouri Statutes, section 335.066), nursing program applicants should be aware that the Missouri State Board of Nursing may refuse to issue a license for specific reasons related to moral turpitude, intemperate use of alcohol or drugs, or conviction of a crime. Admission to and graduation from the nursing major does not ensure eligibility for state licensure. Any candidate for licensure who has been charged or convicted of a misdemeanor or a felony will be required to submit documentation of the court proceedings for that charge or conviction to the State Board of Nursing of the state in which licensure is sought. The Missouri State Board of Nursing determines who is eligible to take the licensing examination. Graduates eligible to apply to take the licensure examination must have completed high school or the GED equivalent and must have successfully completed the nursing program. Questions may be directed to the Missouri State Board of Nursing, 3650 Missouri Blvd, Jefferson City, MO 65102 (573-751-0080), www.pr.mo.gov/nursing.asp.
The baccalaureate degree in nursing at William Jewell College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, 202-887-6791.