University of Missouri-Kansas City

Nursing (This program is not currently accepting applications)

Quick Facts


Bachelor of science in nursing

Delivery Mode

100% Online

Standard credit hours


Standard estimated cost



1-2 courses per semester


2-3 years

*This cost is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your transfer hours, your course choices and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.

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Note: This program is not currently accepting applications.

Our RN-BSN program is designed for working registered nurses who hold an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN). Students must have an unencumbered registered nursing license to qualify for this program. Expand your leadership skills, transitional care knowledge, and your career opportunities by adding a Bachelor of Science in Nursing to your Registered Nurse licensure. The RN-BSN program at the UMKC School of Nursing and Health Studies is a nationally recognized, fully online degree that stands out for its use of technology, faculty engagement, excellent student outcomes, student satisfaction and excellent preparation for MSN, DNP and/or Ph.D. studies.

One feature that sets the UMKC RN-BSN program apart from other competing programs is the integration of rural, urban and suburban nurses coming together to explore issues relevant to health care and the nursing profession. During the final year of the RN-BSN curriculum, student teams work collaboratively with RN-BSN supervisory practice experience faculty, health care organizations or health care-related entities to design and implement team-directed practice experiences. The process is created to empower you to assume a leadership role in improving health care.

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Career Prospects

The program is designed to hone the professional development of RNs to become leaders, managers, coordinators, advocates and designers of care. Graduates may continue to work as expert RNs in any health care area, as nurse administrators or leaders and pursue graduate degrees.


Employment growth


Median salary

Program Structure

Delivery of this program is 100% online: no campus visits are required. Courses are semester-based. Students typically take one or two courses each semester and finish in two to three years.

Course work includes:

  • Tools for personal effectiveness
  • Health assessment
  • Tools for interpersonal effectiveness
  • Effectiveness in human health outcomes
  • Application to practice


The University of Missouri-Kansas City is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States.

The RN to BSN at the School of Nursing and Health Studies is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

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