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Online DNP from Mizzou

When you’re ready to advance your nursing career, choose an accredited institution that offers multiple areas of study, is affordable and is known for award-winning nursing education. Choose the University of Missouri.

Our doctor of nursing practice program combines online and in-person learning with a strong clinical focus. Unique aspects of our program are a focus on rural and underserved populations and the opportunity for you to select electives in family dynamics, financial management, nursing education, or symptom management.

Degree Details

  • Online graduate students pay in-state tuition regardless of residency.
  • Typical completion time varies ranging from 2 years post-master’s to 6 years post-baccalaureate (part-time).
  • Graduates of the DNP programs in one of the nurse practitioner or clinical specialist areas of study will be eligible for advanced practice nurse certification from AACN or AANPCP.
  • The first summer of enrollment, you will come to campus for a mandatory three-day orientation, typically in early June. In addition, short, intensive campus experiences (no more than three days) are required in select specialty courses.

Choose from six areas of study:

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

State authorization

States require that the University of Missouri be authorized to deliver university-level distance/online education to their residents. Each state handles this process differently.

Please see our State Authorization page.


The University of Missouri is accredited by the Commission on Higher Learning of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

The Sinclair School of Nursing in accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).