RN to MSN and BSN to MSN Programs

For registered nurses who want to do more, Missouri has numerous RN to MSN programs available. RNs with BSN degrees will be able to complete the BSN to MSN bridge programs in less time. For those with an ADN, the RN to MSN bridge option likely requires them to take additional coursework. These fast-moving programs are typically offered online or via a blended online and on-campus format. Because they are designed for working nurses, they are commonly offered at a part-time or one-class-at-a-time pace. Clinical experiences, which are required for most MSN degrees, are often completed in person under the supervision of a preceptor. 

Typical Program Length:

  • Roughly 6 full-time semesters for an RN to MSN
  • About 4 full-time semesters for a BSN to MSN

Typical Admissions Requirements:

  • ADN or BSN from an accredited university (degree level may vary by program)
  • Minimum GPA of 3.25
  • Current license as an RN in Missouri
  • Current CPR certification
  • Statement of academic goals and objectives

Accelerated & Master's Entry Nursing Programs

For non-nursing professionals with a bachelor's degree in another area, they may be able to earn an MSN via a direct-entry Master's Entry Nursing Program (MENP). These accelerated programs, which may reduce the time and money spent to earn the advanced degree, are for dedicated students committed to completing this rigorous program. Saint Louis University in Missouri offers the state's only such direct-entry MSN program. The specialty degree path readies students to complete the nursing licensure exam for their RN and to become certified clinical nurse leaders.

Typical Program Length:

  • Five semesters or 21 months in length 

Typical Admissions Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university in a non-nursing field
  • GPA of 3.2 or higher and submission of official transcripts
  • Completion of prerequisite courses in science (preferably in the past 5 years)
  • Application, resume, and professional goal statement

2024 List of MSN Programs in Missouri

Online, full-time, part-time or blended learning can be found at one of the several colleges that offer the RN to MSN degree programs in Missouri. With the number of colleges offering the program and the options offered within each program, candidates should be able to find a path toward an MSN degree. That pathway will also lead candidates to career advancements that include titles like Nurse Anesthetist, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, and many others, as well as lead to fulfilling career advancements. Specialty nursing degrees such as an MSN can also lead to higher than average annual incomes.

MSN Programs By City:

Cape Girardeau, MO

One University Plaza
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
(573) 651-2000

Columbia, MO

MSN Programs
136 Clark Hall
Columbia, MO 65211
(573) 882-2491

MSN Programs
Sinclair School of Nursing

Columbia, MO 65211
(573) 882-0277

MSN Programs
S235 School of Nursing
Columbia, MO 65211
(573) 882-0277

Fayette, MO

College of Graduate and Extended Studies
411 Central Methodist Square
Fayette, MO 65248
(877) 268-1854

Kansas City, MO

Saint Louis, MO

School of Nursing
3525 Caroline Mall
Saint Louis, MO 63104
(314) 977-8909

Springfield, MO

901 S National Ave
Springfield, MO 65897
(417) 836-5000

St. Louis, MO

MSN Programs
470 East Lockwood Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63119
(800) 981-9801

Warrensburg, MO

MSN Programs
P.O. Box 800
Warrensburg, MO 64093
(877) 729-8266

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