Nov 19, 2020

College of the Ozarks nursing program granted approval through 2025 by Missouri State Board of Nursing

POINT LOOKOUT, MO. —The Armstrong McDonald School of Nursing at College of the Ozarks has received renewal of full approval through 2025 by the Missouri State Board of Nursing. The successful, on-site visit was hosted by College of the Ozarks on March 5, 2020. There were no compliance concerns or recommendations.

Appointed in 1909, the mission of MSBN is to protect the public’s health and safety through regulation of nursing education, licensure, and practice. Initial approval status for the Armstrong McDonald School of Nursing was granted by MSBN in 2007, and full approval status was granted in 2010 after the program graduated its inaugural class.

The Armstrong McDonald School of Nursing graduated its 11th class in May 2020. Every member of the class passed the NCLEX-RN® licensing exam the first time, and 100 percent of graduates secured RN employment prior to graduation.

“I would like to thank the College and health care community for an outpouring of support that ensures success for the nursing graduates,” said Program Director Janice Williams.

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