Post-Graduate Certificates in Advanced Nursing Practice

Nurses holding a Master of Science of Nursing are eligible to take coursework to achieve a post-graduate certificate in an area of Advanced Nursing Practice (ANP). At the end of the program, Nurse Practitioner students are eligible to take the examination for certification in the specialty area. Post-MSN Graduate Certificate requirements are tailored to the individual student, depending on past academic work, clinical experience, the student’s goals, and specialty requirements. This individualization affects the length of the program and the specific plan of study for each student and certificate.

Program Overview

A minimum of 18 graduate credit hours are required for each Post-MSN Graduate Certificate.

Students may be awarded credit for previous coursework based upon successful completion of equivalent courses in a prior master’s program, if these courses were completed less than six years ago.

Post-MSN emphasis areas available for study are:

  • Adult/Geriatric Nurse Practitioner
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
  • Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Women's Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Leadership in Population Health

Program Details

Program details can be found in the in the Bulletin.

ANP Certificates

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Program Costs

Graduate Tuition (MO residents) $444.50 per credit hour
Online Course Fee (100% online) $59.70 per credit hour
Graduate Level Clinical Nursing Fee $193.50

Please visit the Cashier's Office for more information.

Advising

Nursing Office of Student Services
nursing@umsl.edu
314-516-6066

Ms. Veronica Hayes
hayesv@umsl.edu

Doctorate in Nursing Practice

UMSL offers a nationally recognized online program designed to accommodate nurses in direct or indirect clinical practice who are seeking post-baccalaureate or post-master. UMSL’s DNP graduates are dedicated to improving the health outcomes of individuals, families, and communities through translation of clinical research into practice. The DNP program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and is offered cooperatively with the University of Missouri-Kansas City and the University of Missouri-Columbia. UMSL’s program makes it possible to pursue a doctoral degree while maintaining an active nursing practice and having time for family. We embrace diversity, and our programs are designed to prepare students that are culturally fluent and prepared to work in both rural and urban settings.

Program Overview

Core classes, minimum 21 credit hours, may include approved MSN hours.

Concentration, may include courses for Post MSN Certificates.

  • Adult/Geriatric Nurse Practitioner
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
  • Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Women's Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Leadership in Population Health

Comprehensive Examination

Clinical Scholarship Project (dissertation equivalent) consisting of a data-based project analyzing a clinical practice issue or problem that evaluates care and proposes practice improvements, 9

Program Details

Program details can be found in the in the Bulletin.

Doctorate in Nursing Practice

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Program Costs

Graduate Tuition (MO residents) $444.50 per credit hour
Online Course Fee (100% online) $59.70 per credit hour
Graduate Level Clinical Nursing Fee $193.50

Please visit the Cashier's Office for more information.

Advising

Nursing Office of Student Services
nursing@umsl.edu
314-516-6066

Ms. Veronica Hayes, DNP Advisor
hayesv@umsl.edu

Ph.D. in Nursing

There is a great need for Nursing faculty across the United States. UMSL’s PhD program produces graduates who will be prepared for the rigors of a research-oriented academic position. The program is a traditional research doctorate with both the broad discipline of nursing as well as in-depth study of a specific area. The PhD graduate is dedicated to the advancement of the knowledge and science of nursing, the stewardship of the profession and educating new nurse researchers. Since the program is offered in cooperation with the University of Missouri-Columbia and the University of Missouri-Kansas City, it affords students with academic, clinical, and research resources of the University of Missouri System.

Program Overview

Each program of study is individualized, which allows students to enter the PhD from the BSN or MSN. Normally students with the master’s degree can complete the PhD with a minimum of 47 credit hours while candidates with only a baccalaureate degree will need to complete at least 65 hours of graduate-level course work.

The Ph.D. in Nursing includes the following components:

  • Nursing Science, Theory, and Discipline of Nursing, 26 minimum
  • Nursing Research Methods, 12 minimum
  • Cognates: credits outside the discipline of nursing that support the dissertation topic, 15 minimum
  • Dissertation, 12 minimum

Program Details

Program details can be found in the in the Bulletin.

Ph.D. in Nursing

Click here for information on courses available online.

Program Costs

Graduate Tuition (MO residents) $444.50 per credit hour
Online Course Fee (100% online) $59.70 per credit hour
Graduate Level Clinical Nursing Fee $193.50

Please visit the Cashier's Office for more information.

Advising

Nursing Office of Student Services
nursing@umsl.edu
314-516-6066

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