Each state has different registration and approval regulations for online degree programs offered within their state. We are not approved to offer online degree programs in all states. We will notify you as soon as possible if these regulations will affect your application to UMKC and, if so, your application fee will be refunded. Please feel free to call us to verify the status of your state’s regulations.
The School of Nursing & Health Studies offers an accredited Master of Science degree program with the following emphasis areas from which to choose. Please go to the BSN – DNP site for the other NP emphasis areas. Each state has different registration and approval regulations for online degree programs offered within their state. We are not approved to offer online degree programs in all states. We will notify you as soon as possible if these regulations will affect your application to UMKC and, if so, your application fee will be refunded.
- Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) (43 credit hours)
- Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP) (45 credit hours)
- Nurse Educator (NE) (41 credit hours)
The following program tracks are expected to be on-site (in Kansas City) for the following occasions during their program:
- PMHNP will have two onsite visits (residencies) during the program
- NNP (2 days in March and 2 days in October)
- NE (2 days in April or May during Health Assessment)
Note: For information about the CRNA program, visit www.trumed.org/crna.
- BSN from a college or university nationally recognized by a nursing accrediting agency (CCNE or NLNAC)
- Minimum cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.2 for the last 60 hours of the BSN program on a 4.0 scale
- Current unencumbered Missouri licensure or unencumbered licensure in the state in which the student completes clinical requirements
- The following two courses are pre-requisites to progression in the MSN program; however they can be taken at UMKC along with your program of study in the first summer or fall semester (they do not have to be taken prior to application, although it's strongly recommended):
- Upper division or graduate level statistics course with a minimum grade of B-. This course must be taken in the first summer or fall semester.
- A free-standing undergraduate health assessment course in the first summer or fall semester is required with a minimum grade of B-.
- Personal interviews may be requested.
- All materials must be submitted prior to December 1 for a summer or fall start-up (nurse educator program has rolling admissions)
- Submit the UMKC Application.
- Submit official transcripts from each institution attended to:
UMKC Office of Admissions
120 Administrative Center
5100 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, MO 64110-2499
- Submit all other documents requested below to:
UMKC School of Nursing & Health Studies - MSN Admissions
2464 Charlotte Street
Kansas City, MO 64108
- MSN Supplemental Application
- There is a $25 nursing application fee due with your nursing application materials. Please submit a check or Money Order made out to UMKC for $25
- Signed Personal Responsibility Form
- Current resume reflecting all experience as an RN
Note: Two years of RN experience is preferred.
- Three MSN Reference Forms from:
1. Immediate supervisor
2. Faculty professor from BSN program
3. Professional reference able to assess your professional characteristics
Note: NNP applicants need only the NNP Reference Form submitted from the neonatal medical director or NNP director at the NICU where you work.
- Personal Statement of your professional goals (specific to the role/track to which you are applying) and how this program will help you achieve them.
- Copy of current nursing license
- Evidence of current unencumbered registered nurse licensure
(Students in the KC area required to be licensed in Kansas and Missouri). Distance education students who live, work and practice away from the Kansas City area must have an unencumbered license in the state where they complete their clinical rotations.