UMKC SoNHS Certificates are designed to provide RNs who have already earned a graduate degree in nursing the opportunity to expand their specialization without requiring a new degree. Invest in your future with one of our certificate options with affordable rates, dedicated faculty, and innovative academics!

Certificate Program Overview

Graduates from Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs who would like to add a new specialization in one of the following nursing certificate areas can do so at UMKC in one to two years.

Certificates available to choose from (Scroll to bottom to locate program pages with sample plans of study):

  • Pediatric (Primary & Acute)
  • Family
  • Neonatal
  • Women’s Health
  • Psychiatric Mental Health
  • Adult Gerontology
  • Nurse Educator

We can admit certificate students seeking a new emphasis in spring, summer, or fall. Please note that at the time of application a gap analysis of official transcripts is completed to determine individual plan of study (which will determine semester start as classes are not offered every semester).


Click HERE for Admission Requirements and Application Instructions


State Regulation Requirements

Each state has different registration and approval regulations for online degree programs offered within their state. We highly recommend students review this list prior to completing your application for one of our programs. We are not approved to offer online degree programs in all states. Please review the state regulatory map to verify the status of your state's regulations.


On Campus Residency Requirement

On campus residencies are required during the online programs. These dates are scheduled in advance and communicated on the schedule for the semester. Faculty will provide more information prior to each scheduled on-campus residency which occurs during your clinical coursework.



All graduate SoNHS courses with the 'NURSE' prefix subject that are online and required for degree will be charged a special in-state tuition rate equal to what is listed for MO residents on the Cashier's website.



Corrina Beck
Senior Student Services Coordinator (A-K)

Georgia Freidhof
Senior Student Services Coordinator (L-Z)