Neonatal nurse practitioner
How to apply

Master of science in nursing University of Missouri-Kansas City
A neonate and nurse.

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How to apply

Fulfill the admission requirements

  • 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.
  • Applicants must have the equivalent of 2 years of full-time clinical practice experience (within the last 5 years) as an RN in the care of critically ill neonates or infants with the majority of experience being in a level III or level IV NICU. 

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

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Learn more about this program

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