The Baccalaureate, Master's, and DNP programs at the UMKC School of Nursing and Health Studies are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791.

Academic Programs Offered

Please visit the School of Nursing and Health Studies' website at  http://sonhs.umkc.edu for more specific program information and plans of study for the following nursing programs.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

  • Accelerated Track (for students with a previous bachelor's degree) (69 credit hours)
  • Pre-licensure Track (128 credit hours)
  • RN-BSN Track/RN-BSN Completion (120 credit hours)

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

  • Nurse Educator (41 credit hours)

Master of Science in Nursing - Nursing Practice (MSN NP)

  • Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (52 credit hours)
  • Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner (46 credit hours)
  • Family Nurse Practitioner (46 credit hours)
  • Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (45 credit hours)
  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (46 credit hours)
  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (46 credit hours)
  • Women's Health Nurse Practitioner (46 credit hours)

Bachelor of Science in Nursing to Doctor of Nursing Practice (BSN-DNP)

  • Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner (74 credit hours)
  • Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (73 credit hours) 
  • Family Nurse Practitioner (74 credit hours)
  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (74 credit hours)
  • Women's Health Nurse Practitioner (74 credit hours)

Post-MSN Certificate Options

  • Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (16 credit hours)
  • Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner (18 credit hours)
  • Family Nurse Practitioner (18 credit hours)
  • Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (24 credit hours)
  • Nurse Educator Post Master's Certificate Program (12 credit hours)
  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (18 credit hours)
  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (16 credit hours)
  • Women's Health Nurse Practitioner (18 credit hours)

Post Master's APRN to Doctor of Nursing Practice (MSN-DNP) (31 credit hours)

MSN-DNP NP New Emphasis (or Foci) (62 credit hours)

  • Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (Acute or Primary Care track)
  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Women's Health Nurse Practitioner

APRN MSN-DNP 2nd NP Emphasis (or Foci) (43-45 credit hours)

  • Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (Acute or Primary Care track)
  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Women's Health Nurse Practitioner

BSN-PhD in Nursing (73 credit hours)

MSN-PhD in Nursing (61 credit hours)