Approvals and Accreditation
Dear Students, Alumni, Faculty and Community Partners:
Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences is seeking comments from the public regarding the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program in preparation for a five-year visit by the Missouri State Board of Nursing. The visit is scheduled on Thursday, October 3, 2019. We would appreciate receiving your feedback by September 12, 2019.
Please send comments to:
Tere Naylor, Director of Institutional Effectiveness
Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences
624 Westport Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64111
Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution or its academic programs.
Comments must be in writing.
Thank you for your consideration of participation in this process.
Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission.
The baccalaureate degree program in nursing and master’s degree program in nursing at Saint Luke's College Health Sciences is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education http://www.ccneaccreditation.org
National Council for State Authorization and Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA)
Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences is approved by the State of Missouri to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. As a participating institution, Saint Luke’s College may offer online programming to students in other SARA member states without seeking authorization in that state.
MSN students who wish to complete clinical rotations in a state other than Missouri or Kansas must contact the Board of Nursing and/or Board responsible for professional requirements in field requiring licensure in the state where they are completing their clinical rotations to learn and abide by the requirements AND obtain special permission. Not all requests can be granted. Additional fees may apply.
The BSN program at Saint Luke’s College is fully approved by the Missouri State Board of Nursing and graduates are eligible to apply to the examination for licensure to become a Registered Nurse (RN).www.pr.mo.gov/nursing.asp
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 BSN program does not guarantee 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. Questions may be directed to the Missouri State Board of Nursing, 3605 Missouri Blvd, Jefferson City, MO 65102 (573)751-0681.