Doctor of Nursing Practice

Be a leader in nursing

Take your nursing practice career to the next level. BSN-DNP students prepare for entry-level primary care practice as a family nurse practitioner, and Post-Master's DNP students learn how to improve patient outcomes and reduce health disparities as a leader in health care.

You get support from a faculty mentor who will assist you in developing your quality improvement project and an advisor who is your contact in the program at any point regardless of the course. 

Degree options

Our CCNE-accredited program offers two degree options with a combination of online and seated courses taught by our experienced nursing faculty so that you can conveniently complete your coursework. Competitive and selective admission means you will be attending class with other successful nursing professionals.


Turn your ideas into action

With Missouri State’s affordable and flexible DNP, you will not only provide exceptional care, but also become a leader.

Estimated costs

We are one of the lowest cost programs in the nation but with the high quality you expect.

Change project

A curriculum component that helps you improve the healthcare outcomes of your workplace.


Accreditation and approval

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice at Missouri State University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791. The four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing program has the full approval of the Missouri State Board of Nursing.