MSN Programs Offered in Missouri

The ever changing landscape of the health care system has greatly changed the scope of nursing practice throughout Missouri as well as throughout the rest of the country. Nurses today are presented with tremendous career opportunities, but many of these are most readily available to those with a masters in nursing. As a result, an abundance of nurses today are returning to school to obtain their MSN.

Most masters in nursing programs expand on the undergraduate nursing education by preparing nurses for the more complex and much needed roles in the health care community. Graduates of MSN programs will find numerous opportunities in nursing education, administration, community health settings, and in in advanced nursing practice with specialty roles such as clinical nurse specialists and nurse practitioners. Click here to learn more about the nurse practitioner programs available to nurses in Missouri.

Not only can you expect to find more opportunities in the nursing field with an MSN, but many of the roles you take on will have more autonomy as well as higher salary potential. Salaries for those with a masters in nursing in Missouri will vary depending on location, experience, and your scope of practice. However, according to, these are average salaries for a few of the most sought after positions for nurse with a Masters level education:

  • Nurse Educator: $70,000 per year
  • Family Nurse Practitioner: $88,000 per year
  • Nurse Administrator: $71,000 per year
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist: $81,000 per year

Online MSN Programs in Missouri

Here you will find MSN programs which are available to nurses in Missouri that already have received a bachelor's degree in nursing as well as several accelerated RN to MSN programs for licensed registered nurses with an associates or diploma in nursing. All programs are CCNE or NLNAC accredited. Many schools offer their programs online which can provide you with the needed flexibility to manage your current career and other obligations while pursuing your degree.

Campus Based MSN Programs in Missouri

Barnes Jewish College: Goldfard School of Nursing

Offers an accredited MSN program.

Contact Information:
4483 Duncan Avenue
Mailstop 90-36-697
St. Louis, Missouri, 63110

University of Missouri - St. Louis

Offering MSN programs with a variety of specializations including a nurse educator, nurse manage, and advanced practice nurse.

University of Missouri- UMSL College of Nursing
1 University Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63121

University of Missouri - Sinclair School of Nursing

Offers an MSN program accredited by the CCNE. Various specialties are available.

University of Missouri - Sinclair School of Nursing
S235 School of Nursing
Columbia, Mo. 65211
Phone: 573-882-0277

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