Nursing at UMSL

Nursing Programs

  •  BS Nursing
  •  MS Nursing
  •  Post MSN Adult-Geriatric Nurse Practitioner
  •  Post MSN Advanced Nursing Practice with Educator Functional Role
  •  Post MSN Family Nurse Practitioner
  •  Post MSN Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
  •  Post MSN Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  •  Post MSN Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner
  •  PhD Nursing
  •  DNP Nursing

Career Opportunities

  •  Community Health
  •  Education
  •  Hospitals

Nurses have discovered that their intelligence, compassionate caring and desire to serve people have led to outstanding career choices and the opportunities for nurses continue to increase. As the health care delivery system in the United States has changed, so has the practice of nursing.

An integral and respected part of the new health care delivery system, the nursing profession has expanded beyond traditional acute care settings. In addition to their important niche in hospitals, nurses have taken on new responsibilities in the community. Thus, the career opportunities for nurses who hold the Bachelor of Science in Nursing or advanced degrees in nursing have expanded. 

Educating nurses for the future, the College of Nursing at the University of Missouri–St. Louis prepares nurses to meet the exciting changes and challenges in the practice of nursing. It is important to us that our students graduate with the confidence, tools and knowledge necessary to succeed in their careers, so we ensure that our BSN graduates are prepared for the professional nurse licensure exam for registered nurses.

What UMSL has to offer

The Nursing Degree Program at UMSL believes in a well-rounded, diverse and rigorous academic program. Nursing students at UMSL are exposed to a broad liberal arts education, with required nursing courses in composition, humanities, science and social and behavioral science. The nursing curriculum includes theory and practice settings. Students will participate in classes in pharmacology, pathophysiology, nutrition, health assessment and research, among others. Clinical practice in a variety of community and hospital settings offers experience in the areas of critical care, mental health, pediatric and maternity nursing.

UMSL’s College of Nursing offers degrees to suit everyone passionate about becoming a nurse. We offer the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) with three unique options: the Traditional BSN, the Accelerated BSN, and the Part-Time BSN. We also have the FLEX RN-BSN Completion Program for students who are licensed registered nurses. For graduate studies, UMSL offers the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), the Post-MSN Certificate Program, the PhD in Nursing and the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP).

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UMSL At A Glance

The University of Missouri–St. Louis is the largest public research university located in Missouri's most populous and economically important region. Founded in 1963, we enroll nearly 17,000 students, and we are home to more than 1,400 faculty members.

47 UMSL offers 47 undergraduate degrees from our five colleges.
6We have six 
pre-professional degree tracks.
400+We partner with more than 400 companies and organizations for our internship programs, and nearly 40 different employers conduct on-campus interviews to help you jump-start your career.
St. Louis: Something For Everyone
UMSL is a vital part of St. Louis, and the city and surrounding areas make up the most culturally vibrant region in Missouri. That means we offer you more than a top-ranked learning environment.
There's a night out with friends on Washington Avenue. An exhibit opening at the Saint Louis Zoo. A home run celebration at Busch Stadium. St. Louis is a place where you can be you.