|School Name||Program Name||More Info|
|Regis College||Online MSN to Doctor of Nursing Practice||program website|
|Regis College||Online BSN to Doctor of Nursing Practice||program website|
|Sacred Heart University||Online Post-Master's Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)||program website|
|Simmons University||Online Post-Master's Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)||program website|
Below you'll find a list of all of the Doctor of Nursing Practice programs available in Missouri.
Full List of Programs
Chamberlain College of Nursing
St. Louis, Missouri
The Chamberlain College of Nursing offers an online CCNE-accredited DNP program that has two specialty tracks: Advanced Practice Leadership and Healthcare Systems Leadership. The Advanced Practice Leadership Track is designed for advanced practice registered nurses who are qualified in one of four advanced practice areas: clinical nurse specialist, nurse midwife, nurse practitioner, and registered nurse anesthetist. Registered nurses who hold a master's degree but who not APRNs can opt for the Healthcare Systems Leadership Track. Students are required to complete a DNP Project and a practicum experience in order to graduate from the program. The four-part practicum experience can be customized in such a manner that it focuses on a field that supports a student's interests and area of expertise.
MSN required for:
Saint Louis, Missouri
The Doctor of Nursing Practice degree at Maryville University St. Louis is offered in a blended learning format. The program considers both post-BSN and post-MSN applicants. Comprised of 30 credits designed to be delivered over five continued semesters of enrollment, Maryville's DNP program focuses on developing an evidence-based practice and utilizing research to improve clinical care delivery, patient outcomes, and systems management. Coursework includes: Ethics for Advanced Nursing Practice, Quality and Patient Safety, Principles of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and Foundations of Clinical Research. Completion of the program requires writing, implementing, and disseminating a DNP scholarly project. Maryville's DNP program is accredited by the CCNE.
Missouri State University-Springfield
The BSN to DNP program at Missouri State University prepares graduates to take on the role of a Family Nurse Practitioner. The program is offered in a hybrid format and designed to be completed with three years of full-time student. A part-time course of study is not currently an option for the BSN to DNP program. The University also offers an online post-Master's DNP program for registered nurses with advanced practice preparation as nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, nurse midwives, and nurse anesthetists. The post-Master's DNP program can be completed in four semesters. Students accepted to the program have the option of completing their studies on a part-time basis. Missouri State University/s DNP program is accredited by the CCNE.
Saint Louis University-Main Campus
Saint Louis, Missouri
Designed as a post-master's cohort program, the Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Saint Louis University admits only about 25 new students each fall. The program is offered in an online format and can typically be completed with two years of continuous enrolment. Students are required to come to campus for only two occasions - at the beginning of the program for a two-three day orientation and at the end of the program for another one or two days to present their capstone project. The program is open to APRNs who already have an MSN degree. Applicants who have a non-APN master's degree will need to complete a post-master's certificate program in an APN specialty area to be considered for the DNP program.
MSN required for:
University of Missouri-Columbia
The Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the University of Missouri Columbia is CCNE-accredited and offered primarily online. Students are required to come to campus at least twice during the program: to attend a five-day Leadership and Technology Institute during the first summer of enrollment, and again in the final spring semester for the Leadership and Transformational Role Institute. Different areas of study may also require additional on-campus experiences. The program offers three entry pathways: post-baccalaureate (for students with BSN degrees), post-master's (with APRN specialty), and post-master's without APRN specialty (for RNs with an MSN degree but not practicing as an NP or CNS). A unique aspect of the Mizzou DNP program is the focus on rural and underserved populations.
University of Missouri-Kansas City
Kansas City, Missouri
The University of Missouri in Kansas City has a BSN-DNP program with the following emphasis areas: Pediatric NP, Women's Health NP, Family NP, Adult-Gerontology Primary Care NP, and Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist. The NP specialties are delivered in a hybrid format, while the CRNA specialty is an onsite program and offered in affiliation with the Truman Medical Center. There are full-time, part-time and full-time fast track plans of study. The university's MSN-DNP program is also offered online and can be completed in 23 months or extended to 35 months. There is a required two- to three-day residency on campus every year. The DNP program has CCNE accreditation until June 2025.
University of Missouri-St Louis
Saint Louis, Missouri
Delivered primarily online, the CCNE-accredited Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the University of Missouri St. Louis has three points of entry. The post-baccalaureate entry option has a full-time plan of study that can be completed in three years. The post-master's DNP with Advanced Practice Nursing Specialty pathway is for certified nurse practitioners with an MSN degree. The third entry point, post-master's DNP without Advanced Practice Nursing Specialty, is for registered nurses with an MSN degree but who are not prepared or practicing as nurse practitioners. APRNs who want to add a specialty are also considered for this program. Both post-master's DNP options are offered only on a part-time basis. Students must complete a capstone project in order to graduate.