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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.

Find Nurse Practitioner Programs in MO

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.



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Capella University
Online Programs:   DNP - Doctor of Nursing Practice (CCNE-accredited)


Kaplan University
Online Programs:   DNP - Family Nurse Practitioner , RN to MS in Nursing


Maryville University
Online Programs:   Online Master of Science in Nursing- Adult Geriatric Nurse Practitioner , Online Master of Science in Nursing-Family Nurse Practitioner , Doctor of Nursing Practice


Walden University
Online Programs:   Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) - General


Chamberlain College of Nursing
Online Programs:   Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) , MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner , Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)


American Sentinel University Online
Online Programs:   RN to MS Nursing


South University, Online Programs
Online Programs:   Specialization in Adult Health Nurse Practitioner (MSN) , Specialization in Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN)

Online Nurse Practitioner Programs in MO

Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies - Online

The Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies Graduate nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME) accredits the certificate and graduate nurse-midwifery education programs. These programs are enrolling now. Request information today.

Programs Offered Online: MSN - (Specializations: Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Midwifery/Women's Health Nurse Practitioner)

  • Click Here to request information from Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies.

Kaplan University

The Master's in Nursing online programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Programs Offered: RN to BSN, RN to MS in Nursing, MS in Nursing - (Tracks: Adult Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Administrator, Nurse Educator, Nurse Informatics), Graduate Certificate - (Tracks: Adult Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Administrator, Nurse Educator, Nurse Informatics)

  • Click Here to request information about the Kaplan University Nursing Programs.

Maryville University

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)

  • Click Here for information about the Maryville University Online MSN programs.

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)

  • Click Here for information about the University of Cincinnati Online MSN programs.

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)

  • Click Here for more information about the Frontier Nursing University distance education programs.

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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Regis University - Loretto Height School of Nursing

The Regis University School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Programs Offered: RN to BSN, RN to MS in Nursing (Tracks: Leadership in Health Care Systems - Management or Education), Online DNP - (Tracks: Advanced Practice Nursing, Advanced Leadership in Health Care)

  • Click Here to request information about the Online DNP program.

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.

  • Click Here for information about the Philadelphia University's Online Master's in Disaster Medicine & Management Program.
  • Click Here for information about the Online MS - Midwifery Programs.

Nurse Practitioner Programs Offered On-Campus in MO

Missouri State University

Missouri State University - FNP Specialization
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897
PH: 417-836-5310

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
Phone: 573-882-0277

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
314-516-6066

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