The UMSL College of Nursing is committed to fostering a culture of academic opportunity and an environment in which all qualified students are successful in the classroom and the healthcare workplace. We are proud to facilitate professional advancement through our innovative programs and prepare nurses as clinicians, scientists, and educators.

New Student Information Sessions

Interested in applying to the UMSL College of Nursing? Join us for our next new student information session!

Undergraduate Information Sessions

We invite you to join us to learn more about our Pre-licensure BSN Options: Full-Time Traditional, Accelerated, and RN to BSN.

Graduate Information Sessions

This information session is an opportunity to learn more about our three graduate programs: Doctorate in Nurse Practice (DNP), Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD), and Post Graduate Certificate (PGC) Program.

Explore Our Programs

Our Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) prepares undergraduate students to successfully pass the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) and begin a rewarding nursing career. Individuals with an earned bachelor’s degree in a non-nursing field or high-achieving students who have successfully completed all required general education and prerequisite coursework should apply to the Accelerated BSN program. The Traditional and Accelerated BSN options are full-time on-campus programs.  


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.