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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.

We’d love to meet you! Schedule a campus visit, join one of nursing’s academic information sessions, tour our state-of-the-art nursing simulation lab, and meet with a College of Nursing academic advisor. If you have questions about our nursing programs or the admission process, please don’t hesitate to contact nursing@umsl.edu or 314-516-6066.

Advance registration for our Academic Information Sessions is required. Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the virtual information session. We recommend checking your Junk Mail folder if the confirmation email does not appear in your Inbox. If you have challenges registering or logging in, please contact Kelly Hogenmiller at kelly.hogenmiller@umsl.edu.  

In addition to virtual information sessions and daily campus visits, UMSL and the College of Nursing host an in-person Open House each semester. Prospective and admitted students learn about our nursing programs, tour our state-of-the-art simulation labs, speak with nursing faculty and current students, and meet with academic advisors and student success staff.

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Explore Our Programs

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

Our traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) prepares undergraduate students to successfully pass the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) and begin a rewarding nursing career. The traditional BSN option is a full-time on-campus programs.

BSN Program

Accelerated BSN

The Accelerated BSN program provides individuals who have earned a bachelor’s degree in a non-nursing field or high-achieving students who have successfully completed all required general education and prerequisite coursework a fast-track.

Accelerated BSN Program


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.

RN to BSN Program

Post-Graduate Certificate 

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.

Post-Graduate Certficate


Doctor of Nursing Practice

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. 

DNP Program

PhD in Nursing

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.

PhD Program

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