Bachelor of Science in Nursing graduates may be eligible to apply to write the National Comprehensive Licensure Examination for registered nurses (NCLEX-RN). 

Each graduate will be expected to schedule a date for the licensure examination. Upon passing the NCLEX-RN, the nurse is able to practice in the state where he/she applied for licensure. Nurses practice under the provisions of each state's nurse practice act.

Nursing students should be familiar with the Missouri Nursing Practice Act.