Application Deadline for Nursing Program Extended

Area residents interested in applying to the Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) regular track program at Missouri State University-West Plains (MSU-WP) have until March 1 to submit their application. The March 1 deadline is for students who wish to apply for a seat in the cohort that will run from August 2022 through May 2024. The deadline was extended from Feb. 1 to March 1 to allow more prospective students to apply for the program, according to Amy Ackerson, associate dean of allied health and director of nursing. Prospective nursing students must be admitted to the university to apply for the nursing program. They also must have completed required testing, including the Kaplan Nursing Admissions test. Additional testing dates have been added to the February schedule at MSU-WP's testing center to accommodate the extended deadline. More information about those testing dates can be obtained by calling 417-255-7739. The ASN program accepts 25 new regular track students each semester. Students who meet all application criteria for the competitive program will be notified of their acceptance by March 15 so they can register for summer and fall classes, she said.

For more information about the program and complete application procedures, visit or call 417-255-7245, or 417-255-7739 For more information about admissions procedures for MSU-WP can be obtained at, or by calling 417-255-7955, or 1-888-466-7897.

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