UMSL College of Nursing

College of Nursing Student Services

Dear Nursing Students,

The safety and well-being of our students is central to the College of Nursing Student Service Office. We are working remotely as part of the University of Missouri St. Louis response to the COVID-19 virus and are committed to providing flexible options for delivering quality advising sessions to support your academic journey at UMSL. We would be happy to provide assistance via email, telephone or Zoom online appointment. Please call us at 314-516-6066 or email Theda Oliver at

Please know that the College of Nursing Student Services team is also open to you reaching out even if you just need to chat. We know that this is a unique and challenging time so feel free to contact us Monday-Friday from 8-5pm and we will do our best to assist you through this process.

Be safe!


Colette Dixon, PhD
Tiffany Izard Magee
Stacy Pearson
Harry Harris
Justine Patterson
Theda Oliver
Warren Gibson
Kelly Hogenmiller

The UMSL College of Nursing is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence and leadership through academic, clinical and research initiatives. We are proud to prepare nurses as clinicians, scientists and educators, and facilitate professional advancement through our innovative programs.

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Our undergraduate pre-licensure program leads to the bachelor’s degree in nursing: studies that are preparatory for completion of the professional nurse licensure examination. The Traditional BSN Option can be completed on a full-time basis or through a part-time evening/weekend program. The Accelerated BSN Option is available for qualified persons who hold earned degrees in non-nursing fields, or outstanding students who have completed all prescribed general education and science course work.


Our undergraduate RN to BSN Program leads to the bachelor’s degree in nursing for the professional registered nurse without repetition of fundamental nursing and clinical courses. Curriculum is designed to be completed in five consecutive semesters over a two year period.


Students with graduate degrees in nursing who wish to pursue Nurse Practitioner specialization may complete a Post-Graduate Certificate in: Adult/Geriatric Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, or Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner.



The DNP Program prepares graduates for the highest level of clinical practice, including clinical and translational analysis for improved practice outcomes. The DNP is offered online cooperatively with the University of Missouri-Kansas City and the University of Missouri-Columbia and is based on the needs of each campus and their communities of interest. 


The PhD program prepares nurses to pursue theoretical inquiry and conduct original research for the purpose of extending knowledge in the field. The PhD in Nursing is an online program with synchronous and asynchronous classes. Some courses are shared with University of Missouri campuses in Columbia and Kansas City.



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