We've organized a comprehensive list of Missouri nursing schools. Below you'll find information on specific nursing programs such as LPN certificates and ADN, BSN, and MSN degrees. You'll also find a profile of nursing education and careers in each major Missouri city.

Before selecting a nursing school and program, students must carefully evaluate the cost of attendance. Nursing education entails a number of significant expenses, including enrollment and tuition fees, textbooks and equipment, room and board, and other living expenses. A clear budget for these costs is critical, particularly since they can vary dramatically by institution and by specific training program.

Private colleges and universities do not receive direct financial support from the local state government, unlike their public counterparts. As a result, private schools generally charge higher tuition fees. However, these schools are an excellent option for individuals who value their enhanced prestige, individualized instruction, and highly engaged alumni base. Collectively, Missouri’s thirty private nursing schools offer licensure for all critical nursing roles, including certified nursing assistant (CNA), licensed practical nurse (LPN), and registered nurse (RN).

Public colleges and universities are administered and significantly funded by the local state government. They have significantly lower tuition than many private institutions, yet they still offer state-approved curriculum and instruction methods. Public schools are an excellent fit for candidates who want to join the nursing vocation on a strict budget. Thankfully, Missouri’s nursing students can choose from 65 public school campuses that offer nursing education.