Rebecca Boettcher
Director of Student Services

Casey Bauer
Sr. Academic Adviser

Nursing Student Services Office

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Clinical Institute

  • Summer Semester: May 31st, June 1st, June 2nd, 2017, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm


UMKC has several programs for MSN prepared nurses to earn advanced practice nurse education and the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree at the same time.

Post Master’s Advanced Practice DNP

Appropriate master’s prepared nurses certified in Advanced Practice (APRN) roles to complete the DNP degree including certified Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Nurse Anesthetist, and Nurse Midwife.

Post Master’s Advanced Practice DNP (returning for 2nd NP role and DNP

Appropriate for master’s prepared APRN nurses returning for coursework to obtain a second NP role along with the DNP in one of the following areas

Post Master’s Leadership DNP (without advanced practice certification)

Appropriate master’s preparation can include Nursing Leadership (Administration), Nursing Informatics, Public Health, Clinical Research Management, or others.  National certification in the area is preferred not required.

*Individualized plans of study are developed for students in this entry pathway depending upon prior coursework.

Non-Degree Seeking Students

If you have your master’s and wish to obtain coursework in one of the following areas, you will be a non-degree seeking student. Please refer to the application materials posted on the Graduate Admissions page.

On Campus Residency Requirements

The DNP program requires a mandatory summer residency every year at our Kansas City campus. The visit is part of coursework that allows you to develop tools for success, peer support, role acquisition and mentoring on project activities with specific courses.

There are clinical residencies that are scheduled during the semesters you are enrolled in a clinical course.  Clinical rotations can be arranged near your physical location.

State Regulation Requirements

We are now a part of State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) which allows us to offer online programs to students in other SARA states.  We are able to accept and enroll students into most of our online programs in 48 states, including Washington, DC. We highly recommend that you review this information prior to submitting your application. Please review the state regulatory map to verify the status of your state’s regulations.

Online/Hybrid Distance Education Program

We designed the graduate programs to give professionals flexibility. Our courses are conducted online, with some may require class/chat times.  Class/chat times are scheduled on Thursdays or Fridays and are communicated well in advance.

Students use the Web-based software, Blackboard, for their online courses. Courses are conducted in synchronous and asynchronous modes depending on the professor and class. You can log on to find homework, class assignments, a class list, a syllabus and more at any time. The program allows students to engage in interactive learning with faculty and other students in an online platform.