Acute care pediatric nurse practitioner How to apply

University of Missouri-Kansas City
Master of science in nursing
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How to apply

Fulfill the admission requirements

A minimum of one-year, full-time equivalent clinical experience within the past three years is required for admission.

  • BSN from a college or university nationally recognized by a nursing accrediting agency (CCNE or AACN).
  • The GPA required for admission is a 3.2 on a 4.0 scale (calculated on the last 60 hours of their BSN degree).
  • Current unencumbered Missouri licensure or unencumbered licensure in the state in which the student completes clinical requirements.
  • The following two courses are prerequisites to progression in the MSN and DNP program; however they can be taken at UMKC along with your program of study in the first semester (it is strongly recommended to complete prior to applying): Graduate level statistics course with a minimum grade of B and a free-standing undergraduate health assessment course which needs to be completed in the first summer or fall semester with a minimum grade of B.
  • Personal interviews are required.

Application dates

To start classes in Apply by Classes begin
Summer March 4 June

Gather your papers

  • Transcripts.
  • Letters of recommendation.
  • Résumé.
  • Proof of RN licensure.

Complete the online application

  • Domestic application fee: $45.00
  • International application fee: $75.00

Note If you were ever enrolled at UMKC as a degree-seeking student, you do not need to resubmit the general UMKC application fee.

Application fee waiver questions: Contact UMKC Office of Admissions with questions via 816-235-8652 or 1-800-775-8652 or

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This program is administered by the School of Nursing and Health Studies

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