International Students

The School of Nursing and Health Studies coordinates recruitment, retention and continuing advisement for nursing students from abroad in cooperation with the University's Office of International Student Affairs. In addition to the English proficiency examination (TOEFL), all graduates of foreign schools of nursing must complete the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) qualifying examinations. This will enable registered nurses applying to the School of Nursing and Health Studies to take the National Council Licensure Examinations (NCLEX) for licensure as a registered nurse in Missouri. Students who are registered nurses must also send official transcripts to the CGFNS to determine degree equivalencies. Information about specific requirements for admission and progression may be obtained from the School of Nursing and Health Studies Student Services Office. The School of Nursing and Health Studies retains the right to assess the level of current clinical skills prior to enrollment in clinical coursework.