Nursing Programs in Missouri

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Missouri is known as the “Show Me State” and is the 24th state of the union. Today, Missouri is showing nurses the money. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the annual mean nurses wage in Missouri is about $58,000. Missouri LPNs make about $38,000, Registered Nurses (RNs) make $58,000 and Nurse Practitioners (NP, DNP) typically make about $90,000 annually.

Missouri ranks 5th as one of the highest concentrations of jobs and locations to work for nurses. It employs just over 67,000 Registered Nurses as of May 2014. The unemployment rate in Missouri during 2014 was 6.1% and that rate has decreased to 5.6% as of March 2015.

As far as nursing education is concerned, Missouri has 62 colleges and universities that offer active nursing programs; 62 offering undergraduate nursing degrees and 17 offering graduate nursing degrees. Missouri has 4 of the top 10 nursing schools in the nation – The University of Missouri, Columbia (ranked #1), Southeast Missouri State University (ranked #4), Truman State University (ranked #6), and Missouri Southern State University (ranked #7). Each of these schools rank in the top 5%-10% of the nation for NCLEX-RN pass rates and offer nursing students a quality nursing education for an in-state tuition price of under $10,000.

Missouri is within just one day’s drive to reach 50% of the U.S. population. It is home to two major metro areas: St. Louis and Kansas City. St. Louis, MO is the only state location other than our nation’s capital to offer free major visitor attractions. Kansas City has more miles of freeway than any metro area with a population of more than 1 million residents; it’s the state’s largest city and is known as the city of fountains and love of BBQ.

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If you are thinking of moving to Missouri with a family, a recent report by the St. Louis Chamber of Commerce, shows that the state is focused on helping children reach their full potential as it has higher than average educational standards. The recent Missouri Chamber report predicts that by 2018 there will be 1.4 million jobs available to fill in the state of Missouri and more than 60 percent of those job openings will require additional post-secondary education.

Missouri’s cost of living is cheaper than the US average; the cost of living is 91.10 as compared to the national, 100. This Cost of Living Calculator will assist you in determining what you need to make for your current job title and salary as comparable for your current standard of living in a new location and the median salary of that position. The cost of housing in St. Louis is lower by a significant amount as compared to the national average.

Want to get your nursing degree? You may qualify for a $5,920 grant. Search Missouri Nursing Schools.

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Below are Associates, Bachelor’s, Master’s, BS to BSN, RN to BSN/MSN, Nurse Practitioner, and DNP degree programs provided by accredited Missouri nursing schools and colleges.

  • Colorado Technical College – North Kansas City Campus
    Location:
    North Kansas City, MO
    Student Enrollment: 300
    Type of School: Private
    College Accredited: No
    Offers Online Programs: No
    Degree Programs: LPN
    kc.coloradotech.edu

  • Moberly Area Community College
    Location:
    Moberly, MO
    Student Enrollment: 2,900
    Type of School: Public
    College Accredited: No
    Offers Online Programs: No
    Degree Programs: Associate, LPN
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  • Park University
    Location:
    Parkville, MO
    Student Enrollment: 1,200
    Type of School: Private
    College Accredited: Yes
    Offers Online Programs: No
    Degree Programs: Associate, LPN
    www.park.edu

  • Penn Valley Community College
    Location:
    Kansas City, MO
    Student Enrollment: 4,900
    Type of School: Public
    College Accredited: Yes
    Offers Online Programs: No
    Degree Programs: Associate, LPN
    mcckc.edu

  • Research College of Nursing
    Location:
    Kansas City, MO
    Student Enrollment: 210
    Type of School: Private
    College Accredited: Yes
    Offers Online Programs: No
    Degree Programs: BS/BSN, Accelerated BSN, MSN, Nurse Practitioner
    www.researchcollege.edu

  • Central Methodist University
    Location:
    Fayette, MO
    Student Enrollment: 2,800
    Type of School: Private
    College Accredited: No
    Offers Online Programs: No
    Degree Programs: BS/BSN, MSN
    www.centralmethodist.edu

  • University of Central Missouri
    Location:
    Warrensburg, MO
    Student Enrollment: 11,190
    Type of School: Public
    College Accredited: Yes
    Offers Online Programs: Yes
    Degree Programs: RN-to-BSN, BS/BSN, MSN, Nurse Educator, Nurse Practitioner
    www.ucmo.edu

  • Crowder College
    Location:
    Neosho, MO
    Student Enrollment: 2,900
    Type of School: Public
    College Accredited: No
    Offers Online Programs: No
    Degree Programs: Associate, LPN-to-RN
    www.crowder.edu

  • Saint Luke's College
    Location:
    Kansas City, MO
    Student Enrollment: 500
    Type of School: Private
    College Accredited: Yes
    Offers Online Programs: Yes
    Degree Programs: BS/BSN (Traditional Learning), RN-BSN (Online), MSN Degrees and Certificates in Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner and Nurse Educator (Mostly Online)
    http://saintlukescollege.edu/

  • Southeast Missouri State University
    Location:
    Cape Girardeau, MO
    Student Enrollment: 7,800
    Type of School: Public
    College Accredited: Yes
    Offers Online Programs: No
    Degree Programs: BS/BSN, Nurse Practitioner
    www2.semo.edu

  • William Jewell College
    Location:
    Liberty, MO
    Student Enrollment: 1,200
    Type of School: Private
    College Accredited: Yes
    Offers Online Programs: No
    Degree Programs: BS/BSN
    www.jewell.edu

  • Mineral Area College
    Location:
    Park Hills, MO
    Student Enrollment: 2,240
    Type of School: Public
    College Accredited: No
    Offers Online Programs: No
    Degree Programs: Associate
    www.mineralarea.edu

  • Missouri Southern State University
    Location:
    Joplin, MO
    Student Enrollment: 5,800
    Type of School: Public
    College Accredited: Yes
    Offers Online Programs: No
    Degree Programs: BS/BSN
    www.mssu.edu

  • Missouri Western State University
    Location:
    St. Joseph, MO
    Student Enrollment: 5,100
    Type of School: Public
    College Accredited: Yes
    Offers Online Programs: No
    Degree Programs: BS/BSN
    www.missouriwestern.edu

  • Saint Louis University
    Location:
    St. Louis, MO
    Student Enrollment: 16,320
    Type of School: Private
    College Accredited: Yes
    Offers Online Programs: Yes
    Degree Programs: BS/BSN, Accelerated BSN, RN-to-BSN, RN-to-MSN, MSN, Nurse Practitioner, PhD (Doctoral), DNP (Doctor of Nursing Practice)
    www.slu.edu

  • East Central College – Rolla Campus
    Location:
    Rolla, MO
    Student Enrollment: 4,200
    Type of School: Public
    College Accredited: Yes
    Offers Online Programs: No
    Degree Programs: Associate, LPN-to-RN, LPN
    www.eastcentral.edu

  • Maryville University of Saint Louis
    Location:
    St. Louis, MO
    Student Enrollment: 3,100
    Type of School: Private
    College Accredited: Yes
    Offers Online Programs: No
    Degree Programs: RN-to-BSN, BS/BSN, RN-to-MSN, MSN, Nurse Practitioner
    www.maryville.edu

  • Lincoln University – Fort Leonard Wood
    Location:
    Fort Leonard Wood, MO
    Student Enrollment: 3,100
    Type of School: Public
    College Accredited: Yes
    Offers Online Programs: No
    Degree Programs: Associate
    www.lincolnu.edu

  • University of Missouri – Columbia – Sinclair School of Nursing
    Location:
    Columbia, MO
    Student Enrollment: 31,240
    Type of School: Public
    College Accredited: Yes
    Offers Online Programs: Yes
    Degree Programs: BS/BSN, Accelerated BSN, RN-to-BSN, MSN, Nurse Educator, Nurse Practitioner, PhD (Doctoral), DNP (Doctor of Nursing Practice)
    nursing.missouri.edu

  • Southwest Missouri School of Anesthesia
    Location:
    Springfield, MO
    Student Enrollment:
    Type of School: Private
    College Accredited: No
    Offers Online Programs: No
    Degree Programs: N/A
    www.stjohns.com

  • Truman Medical Center School of Nurse Anesthesia
    Location:
    Kansas City, MO
    Student Enrollment: 35
    Type of School: Private
    College Accredited: No
    Offers Online Programs: No
    Degree Programs: Nurse Anesthetist
    www.trumed.org

  • University of Missouri – Kansas City
    Location:
    Kansas City, MO
    Student Enrollment: 14
    Type of School: Public
    College Accredited: Yes
    Offers Online Programs: No
    Degree Programs: RN-to-BSN, BS/BSN, MSN, Nurse Educator, Nurse Practitioner, PhD (Doctoral), Post-Doctoral Programs, DNP (Doctor of Nursing Practice)
    nursing.umkc.edu

  • Metropolitan Community Colleges
    Location:
    Kansas City, MO
    Student Enrollment: 705
    Type of School: Public
    College Accredited: Yes
    Offers Online Programs: No
    Degree Programs: Associate, LPN-to-RN, LPN
    mcckc.edu

  • University of Missouri – St. Louis
    Location:
    St. Louis, MO
    Student Enrollment: 12,700
    Type of School: Public
    College Accredited: Yes
    Offers Online Programs: No
    Degree Programs: BS/BSN, Accelerated BSN, RN-to-BSN, MSN, Nurse Practitioner, PhD (Doctoral)
    www.umsl.edu

  • Columbia College
    Location:
    Columbia, MO
    Student Enrollment: 1,000
    Type of School: Private
    College Accredited: Yes
    Offers Online Programs: No
    Degree Programs: Associate, LPN-to-RN, LPN
    www.ccis.edu

  • Southwest Baptist University
    Location:
    Bolivar, MO
    Student Enrollment: 3,700
    Type of School: Private
    College Accredited: Yes
    Offers Online Programs: No
    Degree Programs: Associate, BS/BSN, LPN-to-RN, RN-to-BSN
    www.sbuniv.edu

  • Sikeston Career & Technology Center, Practical Nursing Program
    Location:
    Sisketon, MO
    Student Enrollment: 60
    Type of School: Public
    College Accredited: Yes
    Offers Online Programs: No
    Degree Programs: LPN
    web.me.com

  • Culver-Stockton College
    Location:
    Canton, MO
    Student Enrollment: 820
    Type of School: Private
    College Accredited: Yes
    Offers Online Programs: No
    Degree Programs: BS/BSN
    www.culver.edu

  • Hannibal-LaGrange College
    Location:
    Hannibal, MO
    Student Enrollment: 1,100
    Type of School: Private
    College Accredited: Yes
    Offers Online Programs: No
    Degree Programs: Associate, BS/BSN, LPN-to-RN, LPN-to-BSN, RN-to-BSN
    www.hlg.edu

  • Jefferson College
    Location:
    Hillsboro, MO
    Student Enrollment: 4,000
    Type of School: Public
    College Accredited: No
    Offers Online Programs: No
    Degree Programs: Associate
    www.jeffco.edu

  • Lester L. Cox College of Nursing and Health Sciences
    Location:
    Springfield, MO
    Student Enrollment: 290
    Type of School: Private
    College Accredited: No
    Offers Online Programs: No
    Degree Programs: Associate, BS/BSN, Accelerated BSN, RN-to-BSN
    www.coxcollege.edu

  • Lincoln University
    Location:
    Jefferson City, MO
    Student Enrollment: 3,100
    Type of School: Public
    College Accredited: Yes
    Offers Online Programs: No
    Degree Programs: Associate, BS/BSN, RN-to-BSN
    http://www.lincolnu.edu/web/dept.-of-nursing-science/nursing-science

  • Chamberlain College of Nursing – St. Louis Campus
    Location:
    St. Louis, MO
    Student Enrollment: 3,545
    Type of School: Private
    College Accredited: Yes
    Offers Online Programs: Yes
    Degree Programs: BS/BSN, LPN-to-RN, RN-to-BSN, MSN, Nurse Educator
    www.chamberlain.edu

  • St. Louis Community College at Forest Park
    Location:
    St. Louis, MO
    Student Enrollment: 6,700
    Type of School: Public
    College Accredited: Yes
    Offers Online Programs: No
    Degree Programs: Associate
    www.stlcc.edu

  • St. Louis Community College at Meramec
    Location:
    Kirkwood, MO
    Student Enrollment: 12,500
    Type of School: Public
    College Accredited: Yes
    Offers Online Programs: No
    Degree Programs: Associate
    www.stlcc.edu

  • State Fair Community College
    Location:
    Sedalia, MO
    Student Enrollment: 3,200
    Type of School: Public
    College Accredited: No
    Offers Online Programs: No
    Degree Programs: Associate, LPN
    www.sfccmo.edu

  • Truman State University
    Location:
    Kirksville, MO
    Student Enrollment: 5,800
    Type of School: Public
    College Accredited: Yes
    Offers Online Programs: No
    Degree Programs: BS/BSN, RN-to-BSN
    nursing.truman.edu

  • Graceland University – Independence
    Location:
    Independence, MO
    Student Enrollment: 2,300
    Type of School: Private
    College Accredited: Yes
    Offers Online Programs: Yes
    Degree Programs: BS/BSN, Accelerated BSN, RN-to-BSN, RN-to-MSN, MSN, Nurse Educator, Nurse Practitioner
    www.graceland.edu

  • Lutheran School of Nursing
    Location:
    St. Louis, MO
    Student Enrollment: 90
    Type of School: Public
    College Accredited: Yes
    Offers Online Programs: No
    Degree Programs: Diploma
    www.nursingschoollmc.com

  • St. John's/SBU College of Nursing and Health Sciences
    Location:
    Springfield, MO
    Student Enrollment: 500
    Type of School: Private
    College Accredited: Yes
    Offers Online Programs: No
    Degree Programs: Associate, RN-to-BSN
    www.sbuniv.edu

  • St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley
    Location:
    Ferguson, MO
    Student Enrollment: 7,400
    Type of School: Public
    College Accredited: Yes
    Offers Online Programs: No
    Degree Programs: Associate
    www.stlcc.edu

  • Webster University
    Location:
    St. Louis, MO
    Student Enrollment:
    Type of School: Private
    College Accredited: Yes
    Offers Online Programs: No
    Degree Programs: RN-to-BSN, BS/BSN, Nurse Practitioner
    www.webster.edu

  • Sanford-Brown College
    Location:
    St. Charles, MO
    Student Enrollment:
    Type of School: Public
    College Accredited: No
    Offers Online Programs: No
    Degree Programs: Associate
    www.sbc-stcharles.com

  • Southeast Missouri Hospital School of Nursing
    Location:
    Cape Girardeau, MO
    Student Enrollment: 100
    Type of School: Public
    College Accredited: Yes
    Offers Online Programs: No
    Degree Programs: Associate
    www.southeastmissourihospitalcollege.edu

  • Missouri State University – West Plains
    Location:
    West Plains, MO
    Student Enrollment: 1,835
    Type of School: Public
    College Accredited: Yes
    Offers Online Programs: No
    Degree Programs: Associate, LPN-to-RN
    www.wp.missouristate.edu

  • Avila University
    Location:
    Kansas City, MO
    Student Enrollment: 1,700
    Type of School: Private
    College Accredited: Yes
    Offers Online Programs: No
    Degree Programs: BS/BSN
    www.avila.edu

  • East Central College
    Location:
    Union, MO
    Student Enrollment: 4,200
    Type of School: Public
    College Accredited: Yes
    Offers Online Programs: No
    Degree Programs: Associate
    http://www.eastcentral.edu/current/academic_programs/nursing_allied_health/nursing.php

  • Missouri State University
    Location:
    Springfield, MO
    Student Enrollment: 1,500
    Type of School: Public
    College Accredited: Yes
    Offers Online Programs: No
    Degree Programs: RN-to-BSN, BS/BSN, Nurse Anesthetist, Nurse Practitioner
    www.missouristate.edu

  • Barnes-Jewish College – Goldfarb School of Nursing
    Location:
    St. Louis, MO
    Student Enrollment: 635
    Type of School: Private
    College Accredited: Yes
    Offers Online Programs: Yes
    Degree Programs: BS/BSN, Accelerated BSN, RN-to-BSN, MSN, Nurse Educator, Nurse Anesthetist, Nurse Practitioner, PhD (Doctoral), DNP (Doctor of Nursing Practice)
    www.barnesjewishcollege.edu

  • Concorde Career College – Kansas City
    Location:
    Kansas City, MO
    Student Enrollment: 525
    Type of School: Public
    College Accredited: No
    Offers Online Programs: No
    Degree Programs: LPN
    www.concorde.edu

  • St. Charles Community College
    Location:
    Cottleville, MO
    Student Enrollment: 7,815
    Type of School: Public
    College Accredited: Yes
    Offers Online Programs: No
    Degree Programs: Associate, LPN-to-RN, LPN
    www.stchas.edu

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