Online Nursing Program Recognized for Continued Excellence

U.S. News ranks online master’s program 36th in the nation
Nursing students in classroom

The UMKC School of Nursing and Health Studies ranked No. 36 among the nation’s best online graduate programs by U.S. News & World Report.

According to Dean Joy Roberts, the school takes pride in the recognition for its online Master of Science (M.S.N.) program.

“Our M.S.N. program has been well respected nationally, and highly ranked for decades due to the work of our faculty, staff and especially our students,” said Roberts. “Our graduates offer high-quality care and education to the people of Kansas City and across Missouri, as well as across the United States.”

An early innovator in online graduate programs, this marks 12 consecutive years the program placed in the top 50. The ranking improved from No. 46 in 2023. The school’s many online offerings enable working registered nurses to continue to provide care in their communities, while preparing for the evolving and dynamic challenges of health care.

Students in these programs participate in online discussions just as if they were present in the classroom. Technology offers two-way communication in real time via multiple modes. Students also receive on-site learning through summer institutes, where they attend clinical training or dissertation work sessions as well as deliver presentations to classmates and faculty.

UMKC offers a variety of online graduate nursing tracks, including Master of Science in Nursing and other options:

Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (A.G.N.P.)
Family Nurse Practitioner (F.N.P.)
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (N.N.P.)
Nurse Educator (N.E.)
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (P.N.P.) Primary Care and Acute-Care (A.C. P.N.P.)
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (P.M.H.N.P.)
Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (W.H.N.P.)
Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.)

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