Doctor of Nursing Practice

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Make a bigger impact in your nursing career

Are you motivated, organized and ready to earn an advanced nursing degree?

The accredited Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree gives you what you need.

Work in better roles, raise your salary potential and improve health care services.

Program options

Choose an option within the DNP degree for your custom path to success.


  • BSN to DNP: Hybrid, with a mix of seated and online classes.
  • Post-master's DNP: Online.

Both options are CCNE-accredited.

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For BSN-prepared nurses who want to become practitioners. Provide family-focused health care services.
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For nurses who already have a master’s degree and want new career roles. Make a difference in health care with your leadership skills.

Why earn a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from Missouri State?

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Save money, have flexibility

Our program has one of the lowest costs in the country. Online and hybrid classes mean your on-campus visits are minimal.

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Be a leader in nursing

Put research into practice. Teach tomorrow’s nurses. Bridge the health care gap for underserved populations. Whatever you want to do, a DNP degree gives you greater control in your career path.

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Have great support

A faculty member helps you develop your quality improvement project. Your advisor also serves as your go-to contact while you’re in the program.

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We’re one of the best

You can’t beat low tuition at a great school. Grad School Hub ranked us as the third-best DNP program in the country.

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Careers and outcomes
From administration to teaching and service, you can do a lot with a DNP degree.


Here, you'll live by a code of ethics and adopt a culture of caring.


The BSN, MSN, DNP and  post-master's Health Educator and Population Health certificate programs at Missouri State University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (


Missouri State Board of Nursing: Bachelor of Science in Nursing (four-year BSN).