Reach your career goals and strengthen your education by taking a Continuing Education course at UMKC’s School of Nursing and Health Studies.
Our online and onsite nursing Continuing Education programs are planned around the needs and schedules of working professionals. We offer professional development programs that address the latest policy changes, clinical methods and concerns within the nursing industry.
Our innovative education topics allow you to meet your career goals and follow your passion — nursing.
Why Continuing Education at UMKC:
• We offer several online programs that allow professionals to work at their own pace and set their schedule.
• UMKC is known as the premier institution for Continuing Education courses among working professionals in Kansas City.
• In addition to the expertise offered by our nursing faculty, most programs include presentations from the field’s top experts.
Accelerated BSN (2nd bachelor’s degree only) Information Sessions
The Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program offers students with a bachelor’s degree the opportunity to complete a second degree in nursing at an accelerated pace. Accelerated BSN students complete the same coursework, clinical and lab experiences included in the three-year Pre-Licensure track; however, Accelerated students complete the curriculum over five semesters to complete the curriculum at an accelerated pace. Attend this information session to get more information about program details, how to prepare for the program, and how to apply. Each session below runs from 2pm-4pm. Please select a date below to register and find the location the session you are interested in will be held.
Pre-Licensure BSN (traditional program) Information Sessions
The Pre-Licensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program is a unique, three-year clinical program for freshmen and transfer students who have not already completed a bachelor’s degree in another field of study. In addition to time spent in the classroom, the program consists of 1200 clinical and lab hours completed throughout the Kansas City area, including 300 hours of clinical internship in the final semester. Students complete general education and prerequisite courses in one to two years as pre-nursing students before applying to the three-year clinical program. High school students interested in attending UMKC as pre-nursing students may be eligible for the Direct Admit Program, which offers eligible, first-time college students the option of a guaranteed seat in the clinical program (ACT Composite Score of 27 or higher required). Please select a date below to register and find the location the session you are interested in will be held.
Bachelor of Health Sciences (BHS)/BS in Public Health (BSPH) Information Sessions
The Bachelor of Health Sciences (BHS) is part of the School of Nursing and Health Studies, but it is not a nursing degree. The BHS degree blends coursework with service learning, volunteerism and a senior internship which prepares students for a variety of careers in health or for a post-graduate education. Please select a date below to register and find the location the session you are interested in will be held.
The Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH) is also part of the School of Nursing and Health Studies and also not a nursing degree. The BSPH degree offers a comprehensive science-based curriculum that includes the physical, biological, behavioral and social aspects of health, preparing students for a wide variety of careers in public health or to pursue post-graduate education. Please select a date below to register and find the location the session you are interested in will be held.