Missouri Registered Nursing Schools and Training Programs (RN Schools)

Career Information for Registered Nurses in Missouri

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A registered nurse, or RN, is a licensed medical professional who provides critical treatment and care to sick and injured patients. Registered nurses typically work in hospitals, but can also be found in physicians' offices, home healthcare services or social assistance agencies.

Registered Nursing Schools in Missouri

To become an RN, you can either get a bachelor of science degree in nursing (BSN), an associate degree in nursing (ADN) or a diploma from one of the many RN schools in Missouri. Master's degrees in nursing are also available for those who want to become advanced practice nurses (i.e. clinical nurse specialists, nurse anesthetists, nurse-midwives and nurse practitioners). All registered nursing programs provide classroom instruction and hands-on clinical experience. Registered nursing programs usually offer courses in health law and ethics, emergency medicine, anatomy, behavioral sciences and human physiology. Whether online or in a traditional classroom, registered nursing schools in Missouri can help you earn your nursing degree or diploma. Registered nursing students must graduate from an approved nursing program as well as pass a national licensing exam called the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN). Other requirements, such as continuing education credits, vary by state. RN schools in Missouri can help you gain the education and training you need to become a successful registered nurse.

Registered Nursing Salaries in Missouri

With an expected growth of 22 percent between 2008 and 2018, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), expects job opportunities for RNs to be excellent. There were 2.6 million RN jobs in 2008, which made registered nurses the largest health care occupation. There are 62,130 registered nurses in Missouri. The BLS reports that in May 2009, registered nurses in Missouri earned a median annual salary of $55,510, which equates to $26.69 an hour. In Missouri, registered nurses earned the highest median salary in Columbia, Springfield and Jefferson City. Most RNs can be found in Springfield, Columbia and Joplin.

For a rewarding career as a registered nurse, get more information from one of the Missouri RN schools below.

Fast Facts for Registered Nurses in Missouri

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Columbia, St. Joseph and Springfield
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Kansas City, Jefferson City and St. Louis
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: St. Louis, Kansas City and Springfield

Salaries for Registered Nurses in Missouri

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Kansas City, St. Louis and Columbia

Schools for Registered Nurses in Missouri are listed below.

Selected Registered Nursing Schools in Missouri

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Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.

  • Programs: Master of Science in Nursing-Family Nurse Practitioner, MS in Nursing, Master of Science - DNP Path (Doctor of Nursing Practice) , more...
  • Degrees: Master

A degree from CTU connects you to what matters most: powerful professional network, real-world professional faculty and innovative technology. Once you earn your degree you hit the ground running.

  • Programs: Master of Science in Nursing - Nursing Administration
  • Degrees: Master

Baker College is proud to be the largest independent college in Michigan with the most focused approach to education and training available. With one of the highest graduate employment rates in the country, our mission is to help our students find meaningful employment.

  • Programs: Nursing (Post-licensure) - Bachelor, Nursing Administration - Master's
  • Degrees: Bachelor, Master

Nursing@Simmons, the innovative, online nursing degree program from Simmons School of Nursing and Health Sciences prepares Registered Nurses for the next stage of their careers.

You need to have a Bachelor’s degree and RN license to be qualified for this school.

  • Programs: MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Degrees: Master

Work toward your degree online with University of Cincinnati Online.

  • Programs: Master of Science in Nursing - Adult-Gero Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Master of Science in Nursing - Nurse-Midwifery, Master of Science in Nursing - WomenÂ’s Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Degrees: Master

Earn your Master's degree online from Norwich University.

  • Programs: Master of Science in Nursing Online
  • Degrees: Master

Founded in 1872, Maryville University is a four-year, private university located in west St. Louis County.

  • Programs: Online Bachelor of Science in Nursing to Doctor of Nursing Practice (BSN to DNP)-Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP), Online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), Online Bachelor of Science in Nursing to Doctor of Nursing Practice (BSN to DNP)-Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP)
  • Degrees: Doctorate, Master

For over 35 years, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals. 

  • Programs: Master of Science in Nursing
  • Degrees: Master

Wilkes University’s School of Nursing offers CCNE-accredited online degrees and certificate programs ideal for working health care professionals, instructed by experienced, respected faculty dedicated to mentoring and personalized support for every student.

  • Programs: M.S. with Major in Nursing - Nursing Informatics, RN to BS, RN to MS - Nursing Informatics, more...
  • Degrees: Master, Bachelor, Doctorate

Abilene Christian University is a national leader in Christian higher education and a place where students, faculty, staff and alumni make a real difference in the world.

  • Programs: Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Degrees: Doctorate
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More Missouri Registered Nursing Schools

School Name Campus Highest Award Enrolled
Avila University Kansas City Masters 1,831
Barnes-Jewish College Goldfarb School of Nursing Saint Louis Masters 632
Central Methodist University-College of Graduate & Extended Studies Fayette Masters 2,494
Central Methodist University-College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Fayette Bachelor 934
Columbia College Columbia Masters 12,954
Cox College Springfield Bachelor 460
Crowder College Neosho Associate 3,317
Culver-Stockton College Canton Bachelor 849
Drury University Springfield Masters 4,978
East Central College Union Associate 3,604
Hannibal-Lagrange College Hannibal Masters 1,184
Jefferson College Hillsboro Associate 4,865
Lincoln University Jefferson City Jefferson City Masters 3,156
Maryville University of Saint Louis Saint Louis Doctorate 3,422
Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley Kansas City Associate 4,540
Mineral Area College Park Hills Associate 3,061
Missouri Baptist University Saint Louis Masters 4,598
Missouri Southern State University Joplin Masters 5,593
Missouri State University Springfield Doctorate 19,348
Missouri State University-West Plains West Plains Associate 1,757
Missouri Western State University Saint Joseph Masters 5,342
Moberly Area Community College Moberly Associate 4,009
North Central Missouri College Trenton Associate 1,505
Park University Parkville Masters 13,259
Research College of Nursing Kansas City Masters 383
Rockhurst University Kansas City Doctorate 3,124
Saint Louis Community College-Florissant Valley Saint Louis Associate 6,250
Saint Louis Community College-Forest Park Saint Louis Associate 7,230
Saint Louis Community College-Meramec Kirkwood Associate 10,168
Saint Louis University-Main Campus Saint Louis Doctorate & First Professional 15,539
Saint Lukes College Kansas City Bachelor 113
Southeast Missouri Hospital College of Nursing and Health Sciences Cape Girardeau Associate 141
Southeast Missouri State University Cape Girardeau Masters 10,624
Southwest Baptist University Bolivar Doctorate 3,539
St Charles Community College Cottleville Associate 6,933
State Fair Community College Sedalia Associate 3,306
Texas County Technical Institute Houston Associate 138
Three Rivers Community College Poplar Bluff Poplar Bluff Associate 3,185
Truman State University Kirksville Masters 5,920
University of Central Missouri Warrensburg Masters 10,918
University of Missouri-Columbia Columbia Doctorate 28,405
University of Missouri-Kansas City Kansas City Doctorate 14,442
University of Missouri-St Louis Saint Louis Doctorate 15,527
Webster University Saint Louis Doctorate 19,398
William Jewell College Liberty Bachelor 1,329
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