Umkc School of Nursing
2464 Charlotte St.
Kansas City, Missouri 64108
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Nursing Programs OfferedAccelerated BSN Programs
DNP Programs (Doctor of Nursing Practice)
RN to BSN Programs
RN to BSN Program Details
The RN-BSN track is a national, competency-based, distance-education completion track. Course content throughout the track focuses on development of the professional role of the nurse as leader, manager, coordinator, advocate, and designer of care. Instead of a required bedside clinical, practicum involves leadership projects that meet community needs. UMKC offers a unique RN-BSN program. Find out how UMKC compares to other online RN-BSN programs and see the difference UMKC can make. The program requires 120 credit hours for graduation.
Students must complete 56 credit hours in general education coursework which includes the following courses: English Composition I, English Composition II, Philosophy (any course from the Philosophy department), History or Political Science (with a Constitution component), N-345 (Quantitative Analysis of the Health Sciences), and N-395 (Pathophysiology). These courses are required for graduation and not for admission into the RN-BSN program.
BSN Program Details
The UMKC School of Nursing offers a pre-licensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN-PL) program that has been granted full approval by the Missouri State Board of Nursing. Students begin pre-nursing courses in their freshman year and 80 students are subsequently admitted to the clinical major. Clinical experiences begin in the first semester of the sophomore year, resulting in 6 semesters of clinical practice and more than 1200 clock hours.
Students have clinical experiences at institutions with diverse clients in both urban and suburban settings, ranging from clients in immigrant populations to large private, public, and teaching hospitals. Simulations with high fidelity human simulators are integrated throughout the curriculum to provide students with the opportunity to learn in a safe environment prior to providing patient care. The curriculum prepares students to succeed as nurses in the management of health and includes complex problem solving, nursing leadership and management skills in addition to clinical experiences. The BSN-PL track requires 128 credit hours for graduation, including an internship.
MSN Program Details
The School of Nursing offers an accredited Master of Science degree program with the following six emphasis areas to choose from:
Adult Nurse Practitioner (ANP) (42 credit hours)
Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) (42 credit hours)
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP) (43 credit hours)
Nurse Educator (NE) (41 credit hours)
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP) (43 credit hours)
Women's Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP) (42 credit hours)
Accelerated BSN Program Details
The UMKC School of Nursing offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program with an accelerated track (AT) that has been granted full approval by the Missouri State Board of Nursing. The curriculum prepares students to succeed as nurses in the management of health and includes complex problem solving, nursing leadership and management skills in addition to clinical experiences.
This program is designed for students who already have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and have decided they want to get a BSN. This track takes the three-year pre-licensure course work and condenses it to a 5 semester completion timeframe.
Doctor of Nursing Practice Program Details
The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program is a 31 credit hour, online post-masters program for certified advanced practice nurses in an active clinical practice. Students can complete the program in a 23 month, “regular” plan of study or a 35 month, “extended” plan of study. Students must complete 600 hours of clinical time and have completed a graduate level statistics course prior to enrolling in the DNP program.
Students take courses via the internet in either synchronous or asynchronous modes. In addition, students have two on-site meetings at the UMKC campus during the program. These meetings are three days in length and allow students to develop peer support, role acquisition and mentoring for research activities. Students choose an area of expertise from within their current practice and work toward becoming an expert in that particular, narrow area of practice.
If you are interested in a clinical terminal degree this may be the program for you. If you want more specific information about the Post-MSN DNP, please visit the AACN website and review The Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice.
The DNP curricular framework is based on the AACN (2006) Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice document. The curriculum reflects the competencies recommended by the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties. The DNP curriculum builds upon knowledge acquired in both the BSN and MSN programs. Advanced skills in theory, research, pharmacology, and pathophysiology are prerequisites for DNP courses in evidence based practice, advanced nursing theory, advanced practice clinical, and clinical practicum. Students must complete a scholarly project that is individualized to their area of focus and is expected to make a significant contribution to the profession.