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MU's Sinclair School of Nursing is ranked as the best nursing school program in the nation by based on affordability, academic quality, accessibility and board exam pass rates. Our online nursing master's programs are heralded as "Best Buys" by MU's master's are also ranked in the top 50 best online programs by U.S. News & World Report and our RN-to-BSN is ranked in the top 100.

Best Buy Online Masters Nursing

Bachelor's Completion

Master's (MS)

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Ranked number one in the country

The Sinclair School of Nursing DNP program prepares nurses to become leaders in their respective advanced nursing practice roles, with a strong clinical focus and a deepened knowledge and skill set. Unique aspects of our program are a focus on rural and underserved populations and the opportunity for students to select electives in family dynamics, financial management, nursing education, or symptom management. Choose an area of study for your DNP work:

  • Adult-gerontology clinical nurse specialist
  • Family nurse practitioner
  • Family psychiatric and mental health nurse practitioner
  • Pediatric clinical nurse specialist
  • Pediatric nurse practitioner
  • Nursing leadership and innovations in health care

Please visit DNP information at the MU Sinclair School of Nursing website for complete program information, course descriptions and instructions for applying.

New Event Sign up today and save the date for an online information session about our DNP options. Join Dr. Robin Harris, director of the Doctor of Nursing Program, for a presentation and live chat.

PhD in Nursing (PhD)

This program prepares nurse scientists to conduct research, develop the scholarship needed to advance the body of nursing knowledge, guide the practice of nursing, assume leadership in nursing and health care organizations, and participate in the development of social and health policy.

Note The University of Missouri cannot accept applications or enrollments in nursing programs or courses from students with residency in the following states:

  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Minnesota
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Oregon
  • Washington

Learn more about the University of Missouri's authorization to provide distance education in other states.