Master of Science in Nursing / Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
University of Missouri-Kansas City

Program Details

The online Master of Science in Nursing program from the University of Missouri at Kansas City offers a variety of specializations. The Pediatric Nurse Practitioner track focuses on the healthcare needs of children from birth through age 21. Nurses in this program learn to provide family-centered and culturally respectful care to children and their families.

Graduates of this online nurse practitioner degree program are able to assume responsibility for the health promotion, assessment, diagnosis, and management of patients’ healthcare. Core courses examine advanced pathophysiology, pharmacology, and physical and health assessment. The program is designed for working professionals, with coursework in an online format and clinical experiences located in the student’s local area.

Students can expect to study subject areas such as:

  • Pharmacology across the lifespan for advanced nursing practice
  • Cultural diversity and values
  • Health promotion across the lifespan
  • Theoretical foundations in nursing

% Online

Mostly Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

University of Missouri-Kansas City is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.2 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Interview, Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV

Additional Info

  • Requires one on-campus residency during each semester of clinical courses
  • Must have a bachelor's degree in nursing from an institution nationally recognized by CCNE or ACEN and current RN licensure
  • Minimum of one year full-time equivalent clinical experience required in the past three years

Restricted States

California, Kentucky, New York, Tennessee, Washington, Wyoming