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Four-year colleges and universities provide baccalaureate education in a wide range of subjects. In the field of nursing, these four-year schools frequently offer a prelicensure bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree. This flagship program is the most intensive training for aspiring registered nurses (RNs), incorporating both classroom instruction and extensive clinical experience. Many universities also have graduate degree programs and/or professional schools. The most popular graduate nursing degree is the master of science in nursing (MSN), which prepares existing nurses for highly specialized roles like nurse practitioner, nurse midwife, and nurse anesthetist.

Nursing employers are increasingly prioritizing bachelor’s and master’s degree-holders in their hiring and promotion decisions. Thankfully, Missouri’s colleges and universities offer a plethora of nursing programs to meet this need. University of Missouri has significant BSN and MSN enrollments at each of its Columbia, Kansas City, and Saint Louis campuses. The city of Saint Louis also hosts several large private nursing schools, including Barnes-Jewish College, Saint Louis University, and Chamberlain College of Nursing. In total, Missouri is home to more than 35 four-year nursing schools.

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Missouri’s registered nurses can expect a robust job market and competitive pay. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the state’s 65,000 RNs earn a median annual salary of $56,690. However, those with BSN degrees typically land in the top pay quartile, receiving $69,160 or more in annual pay. MSN degree-holders routinely earn $85,000 or more per year. New graduates can seek employment with large statewide employers like the Department of Veterans Affairs, or with local healthcare providers through staffing agencies such as MedPro Staffing and Favorite Healthcare Staffing.

To find out more about Missouri’s four-year colleges and universities for nursing, interested students should refer to our detailed profile below of local nursing schools. You’ll find them organized by major metropolitan area.

Featured Schools

Kansas City

Avila University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Graceland University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • MSN: Nursing Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Nursing Education
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
National American University - Independence
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
National American University - Lee's Summit
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
National American University - Zona Rosa
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Park University
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Research College of Nursing
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Saint Luke's College of Health Sciences
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
University of Missouri - Kansas City
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • DNP: Nurse Anesthesia
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • Post-Baccalaureate PhD
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
William Jewell College
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
School City Programs offered
Avila University Kansas City
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Graceland University Independence
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • MSN: Nursing Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Nursing Education
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
National American University - Independence Independence
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
National American University - Lee's Summit Lee's Summit
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
National American University - Zona Rosa Kansas City
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Park University Parkville
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Research College of Nursing Kansas City
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Saint Luke's College of Health Sciences Kansas City
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
University of Missouri - Kansas City Kansas City
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • DNP: Nurse Anesthesia
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • Post-Baccalaureate PhD
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
William Jewell College Liberty
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion

Springfield

Cox College
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Missouri State University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • MSN: Nursing Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Nursing Education
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Southwest Baptist University
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
School City Programs offered
Cox College Springfield
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Missouri State University Springfield
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • MSN: Nursing Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Nursing Education
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Southwest Baptist University Springfield
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion

St. Louis

Barnes-Jewish College
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice / Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • MSN: Nurse Anesthesia
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Master's Certificates
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Chamberlain College of Nursing - St. Louis
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Lindenwood University
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Maryville University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • MSN: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Saint Louis University
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Direct Entry MSN
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • Post-Baccalaureate PhD
  • Post-Master's Certificates
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
University of Missouri - St. Louis
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • Post-Baccalaureate PhD
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Webster University
  • Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
School City Programs offered
Barnes-Jewish College Saint Louis
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice / Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • MSN: Nurse Anesthesia
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Master's Certificates
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Chamberlain College of Nursing - St. Louis Saint Louis
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Lindenwood University Saint Charles
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Maryville University Saint Louis
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • MSN: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Saint Louis University Saint Louis
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Direct Entry MSN
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • Post-Baccalaureate PhD
  • Post-Master's Certificates
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
University of Missouri - St. Louis Saint Louis
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • Post-Baccalaureate PhD
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Webster University Saint Louis
  • Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion

Other Missouri cities

Central Methodist University
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
College of the Ozarks
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Columbia College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Columbia College - Lake Ozark
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Hannibal-LaGrange University
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Lincoln University
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Lincoln University - Fort Leonard Wood
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Missouri Southern State University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Missouri Valley College
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Missouri Western State University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Southeast Missouri State University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Truman State University
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
University of Central Missouri
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
University of Missouri - Columbia
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • Post-Baccalaureate PhD
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
School City Programs offered
Central Methodist University Fayette
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
College of the Ozarks Point Lookout
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Columbia College Columbia
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Columbia College - Lake Ozark Osage Beach
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Hannibal-LaGrange University Hannibal
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Lincoln University Jefferson City
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Lincoln University - Fort Leonard Wood Fort Leonard Wood
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Missouri Southern State University Joplin
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Missouri Valley College Marshall
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Missouri Western State University Saint Joseph
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Southeast Missouri State University Cape Girardeau
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Truman State University Kirksville
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
University of Central Missouri Warrensburg
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
University of Missouri - Columbia Columbia
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • Post-Baccalaureate PhD
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion