Program director Robin Harris DNP, RN, will accept the UPCEA award on behalf of SSON.

COLUMBIA, Mo. — You already know that getting your college degree online is an affordable and convenient way to advance your career. But did you know that distance learning can also deliver award-winning innovation and academic excellence?

One example is the University of Missouri Sinclair School of Nursing's (SSON) Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program. The DNP program recently received the Central Region Excellence Award from the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA).

"Our distance-mediated programs continue to evolve in supporting the latest trends and best learning methodologies in online learning," said DNP program director Robin Harris. "[SSON] continues to support innovative online instructional endeavors, which set our program apart from the many online nursing programs available."

Read the full story here: DNP Program Earns Prestigious Award

SSON offers six areas of study for the online DNP:

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

Because the SSON DNP program is online, employees of hospitals and other health care organizations do not have to quit their jobs to relocate to continue their education. Not having to hire and train as many new nurses results in large cost savings for health care.

Non-resident graduate students enrolled through Mizzou Online qualify for in-state tuition rates, no matter where they study. Student activity fees are also waived for students enrolled in the online program.

SSON is highly ranked by U.S. News & World Report and is recognized as a leader in providing high quality and affordable lifelong learning opportunities for registered nurses, regardless of their specialty, practice setting, academic preparation or geographical location.

Learn more about the MU Doctor of Nursing Practice Program

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