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Distinguishing Characteristics

Graduate program(s)
Name: Degree Type:
Nurse Educator masters
Leadership in Nursing and Healthcare Systems masters
Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist doctorate
Family Nurse Practitioner doctorate
Family Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner doctorate
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner doctorate
Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist doctorate
Distinguishing characteristics of online program (as submitted by school)

Mizzou's online nursing programs give you the chance to learn alongside nationally and internationally renowned research and teaching faculty, and we are a consistent choice for those seeking CNS and NP credentials. The bachelor’s completion (for RNs), master’s, post-master’s certificates, DNP and PhD options all require minimal visits to the Columbia, Mo. campus. We are known for providing opportunities to students from diverse backgrounds who are underrepresented in the field of nursing.

School type Public
Online grad programs CCNE accredited Yes
Online grad programs NLNAC accredited No
Terms Semester

Program Offerings

Online master's in nursing degree programs 7
Concentrations offered
Nursing practitioner
Clinical nurse specialist
Nursing administration/leadership
Nursing education
More specialized departments/concentrations offered
Adult/geriatric – acute
Family/primary care
Pediatric – primary
Psychiatric/mental health

Course Offerings

Credit-granting courses 43


Instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 32 full-time; 12 part-time
Instructional faculty with Ph.D. or terminal degree 88% full-time; 42% part-time
Tenured or tenure-track faculty 13
Average experience teaching online courses 4 years
Program fully finances faculty training Yes
Tech staff supporting faculty 206 full-time; 130 part-time

Class Size

Average class size 18
Maximum class size 25

Integration With Campus

Can earn degree entirely online No
Can earn degree entirely abroad N/A
Possible in-person attendance requirements
Orientations Yes
Group projects/simulations Yes
Exams No
Classes include campus-based students N/A
Collaboration among online and campus students No face-to-face students
Students enroll as online students Online and on-campus students are in separate courses


One-year retention rates N/A


Graduation rates N/A
Most frequent duration of time for new students to graduate 3.0 years
Program target time to graduate 3 years
Required time to earn degree 5 years

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