UMKC Catalog


Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.)

Graduates of the M.S.N. Program will be prepared to:

  1. Demonstrate advanced knowledge, values and skills in a selected area of nursing.
  2. Demonstrate advanced knowledge, collaboration values and skills in a selected functional role.
  3. Apply the process of systematic inquiry (research) to validate and expand nursing practice.
  4. Integrate theory and research into advanced nursing practice.

 Students have the option to attend full-time or part-time. Nurse practitioner students choosing to attend full-time must begin in a summer semester.

Core Courses required of all students:

NURSE 5526 Health Promotion (3)
NURSE 5527 Cultural Diversity & Ethics (3)
NURSE 5528 Policy, Politics & Professional Ethics in Healthcare (3)
NURSE 5550 Theoretical Foundations In Nursing (3)
NURSE 5555 Nursing Research: Evidence-based Practice (3)
NURSE 5598 Directed Research (3)

Additional Courses required for specific tracks:

Adult, Family, Family Psychiatric Mental Health, and Women's Health Nurse Practitioner Tracks:
NURSE 5548 Advanced Pathophysiology (3)
NURSE 5549 Pharmacology for Advanced Nursing Practice (3)
NURSE 5546 Foundations of Family Psychiatric Nursing Advanced Practice (2)

NURSE 5547 Diagnostic Reasoning/Advanced Assessment (4)
NURSE 5564 Primary Care I Courses (5)
NURSE 5566 Primary Care II Courses (4)
NURSE 5572 Advanced Nursing Practice: Synthesis Practicum (5)

Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Track:
NURSE 5548N Physiology/Pathophysiology of the Neonate (3)
NURSE 5549N Pharmacology for the Neonate (3)
NURSE 5547N Advanced Assessment of the Neonate (3)
NURSE 5564N Neonatal Nursing I (3)
NURSE 5566N Neonatal Nursing II (3)
NURSE 5572NI Preceptorship I (5)
NURSE 5572II  Preceptorship II (5)

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Track:
NURSE 5508 Advanced Growth & Development (1)
NURSE 5509 Technology Foundations of Advanced Practice (1)
NURSE 5547C Diagnostic Reasoning/Advanced Assessment (4)
NURSE 5548C Advanced Pediatric Pathophysiology (3)
NURSE 5549C Pediatric Pharmacology for Advanced Nursing Practice (3)
NURSE 5564C Primary Care of Children (4)
NURSE 5566C Chronic Child Health Care (4)
NURSE 5572 Advanced Nursing Practice:  Synthesis Practicum (5)

Nurse Educator Track:
NURSE 5515NE Preparing Nurse Educators (3)
NURSE 5516 Curriculum Development (3)
NURSE 5517 Teaching Strategies (3)
NURSE 5547NE Health Assessment & Clinical Reasoning for Nurse Educators (3)
NURSE 5548 Advanced Pathophysiology (3)
NURSE 5564NE Clinical for Nurse Educators (5) 
NURSE 5572NE Synthesis Practicum for Nurse Educators (3)