Invest in your future with an online Master of Science in Nursing from UMKC. Our accredited program is strategically designed to meet the needs of professionals.

Students can choose a thesis or complete advanced research coursework. The affordable in-state rates, dedicated faculty and innovative academics allow our program to stand out.

The MSN prepared Nurse Practitioner is ready to assume responsibility and accountability for the health promotion, assessment, diagnosis, and management of patient problems including the prescription of pharmacologic agents within a specialty area of clinical practice such as Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP), Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (ACPNP), Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP), Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP), Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP), and Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner (AGNP). 

The MSB prepared Nurse Educator (NE) is prepared for a leadership role in academia, in staff development and in the community as an health care educator.

What is a Nurse Practitioner (NP)?

Nurse practitioners are advanced practice nurses who use theory, evidence based practice/research, and clinical expertise to provide care to people of all ages (not all tracks). As a health care provider, the nurse practitioner will:

  • Assess patient health status
  • Complete a detailed history and physical exam
  • Diagnose and treat common acute health problems
  • Manage care for stable, but chronically ill, patients
  • Manage prenatal care during pregnancy (WHNP)
  • Participate in, or manage, clinical research projects
  • Provide disease prevention and health promotion services

Potential Career Opportunities for Nurse Practictioner Graduates Include:

  • Collaborative clinical practice
  • Specialty practice
  • Community clinics
  • Group clinical practice/HMOs
  • Nurse-managed clinics
  • Rural health clinics
  • Occupational health
  • Urgent/emergency room
  • Migrant clinics
  • Clinical research
  • Medically underserved areas
  • Prisons

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.