Missouri Nurse Practitioner Programs
As a nurse practitioner in Missouri, you will practice with a dual focus of health promotion and disease prevention. With that in mind, as a nurse practitioner you will be able to expand your role as a nurse into advanced areas of practice including, but not limited to family care, adult care, pediatrics, women's health, neonatal, acute care, and geriatric care. Nurse practitioners along with other Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN's), practice in a variety of settings including physician offices, clinics, hospitals, community health centers, and schools.
In order to become a Nurse Practitioner in Missouri, you must have a current RN license in the state. In addition, you must graduate from a Master's in Nursing program that is recognized by a certifying body approved by the Missouri State Board of Nursing. Examples of certifying bodies include the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), American Nurse Credentialing Center (AACN), American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB), etc. All of the programs you find on this site are recognized by a certified body approved by the Missouri State Board of Nursing. Upon graduation, you must submit an application to the board of nursing to become licensed as an advanced practice nurse. You will be granted licensure and be allowed to practice as an APRN in the state of Missouri after passing a national certification exam in your specialty area. (Source: MO State Board of Nursing)
Nurse practitioners in Missouri are respected as highly trained medical professionals in their areas of expertise. As one may figure, advanced training and education in nursing leads directly to higher earning potential. Nurse practitioner salaries in Missouri vary and are often dependent upon experience, location ,a and specialization. Listed below are some of the average salaries for specific nurse practitioner specialties in Missouri:
- Adult Nurse Practitioner: $84,000 per year
- Family Nurse Practitioner: $88,000 per year
- Pediatric NP: $79,000 per year
- Nurse Midwife: $91,000 per year
Below you will find a number of schools that offer a variety on master's in nursing degree programs for nurse practitioners. Many schools offer their degrees online for added convenience and flexibility for busy working nursing professionals. All of these programs are recognized by a certifying body recognized by the Missouri State Board of Nursing.
Online Nurse Practitioner Programs in MO
Maryville University - St. Louis offers two CCNE accredited online MSN Nurse Practitioner Programs: Family Nurse Practitioner and Adult Geriatric Nurse Practitioner.
Programs Offered Online: MSN - (Family Nurse Practitioner -FNP, Adult Geriatric Nurse Practitioner - AGNP)
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University of Cincinnati - College of Nursing
The University of Cincinnati - College of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The MSN - Nurse Midwifery online program is accredited by the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM).
Programs Offered Online: MSN - (Specializations: Women's Health Nurse Practitioner, Adult Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner or Clinical Nurse Specialist, Nurse Midwifery, Clinical Nurse Specialist - Nurse Educator)
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Frontier Nursing University - Distance Education
The Frontier Nursing University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of College and Schools. They offer online MSN Programs with post masters certificates in the following areas: Certified Nurse Midwifery (accredited by ACME), Women's Health Care Nurse Practitioner (accredited by the NLNAC). FSMFN also offers an online DNP program accredited by the AACN.
Programs Offered: Online ADN - MSN (Tracks: Nurse Midwifery) , Online MSN - (Tracks: Nurse Midwifery), DNP (Online)
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Graceland University - School of Nursing
The RN-BSN, RN to BSN/MSN and MSN programs are CCNE and NLNAC accredited. RN to BSN and RN to BSN/MSN program Practicums can be completed in the student's community.
Online Programs Offered: RN to BSN, RN to BSN/MSN and MSN - (Specializations: Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Educator), Post-Graduate Certificate (Specializations: Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Education), Doctor of Nursing Practice DNP (Online)
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Philadelphia University - Distance Education
The Midwifery Institute is accredited by the American Commission for Midwifery Education.
Programs Offered: MS Completion Program - Midwifery, MS in Disaster Medicine and Management, MS - Midwifery.
Nurse Practitioner Programs Offered On-Campus in MO
Missouri State University
Missouri State University - FNP Specialization
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897
University of Missouri - Sinclair School of Nursing
MSN programs with various Nurse Practitioner specialties.
University of Missouri - Sinclair School of Nursing
S235 School of Nursing
Columbia, Mo. 65211
University of Missouri - St. Louis
Offering MSN programs with a variety of specializations including advanced practice nurse.
University of Missouri- UMSL College of Nursing
1 University Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63121