RN Programs in Missouri

Missouri RN Programs

When beginning a career, many look for one that will be enjoyable and offer financial stability. While this could lead to a variety of options, individuals who enjoy helping others and overcoming challenges should look into registered nursing. There are many great RN programs in Missouri which may be the first step to a rewarding new career.

There are many different RN programs in Missouri to choose from based on an individual’s needs, career goals, and financial aid opportunities. These programs range from 2 years to 4 years, offering various degrees. After the initial RN degree, one can continue on to specialize or earn an advanced degree.

Becoming Licensed by Examination in Missouri

In Missouri, one can become licensed either by examination or endorsement. Missouri is a member of the Nurse Licensure Compact. Due to the fact that this is a compact state, one can apply for licensure in Missouri only if he or she resides in this state or a non-compact state. One who resides in a compact state must be licensed in his or her primary state of residence.

In order to become licensed by examination, an individual must pass the NCLEX upon graduating from an approved nursing education program. One must complete the application (signed and notarized) for licensure by examination and submit it to the board, along with the following items:

  • Signed passport-type photo
  • $45 fee
  • Criminal background check
  • In case of any crimes, misdemeanors, or disciplinary action: certified court documents and notarized statements explaining any incidents

Graduates of foreign nursing schools who wish to become licensed by examination must have completed a nursing program at least equivalent to those offered in Missouri. Applicants must also have social security numbers.

Graduates of approved nursing programs can obtain a 90 day practice permit while awaiting NCLEX scores.

Becoming Licensed by Endorsement in Missouri

Those who have been licensed in another state or jurisdiction can become licensed by endorsement. One must submit a completed application, signed and notarized, along with the following items:

  • $55 fee
  • Copy of out-of-state nursing license
  • Criminal background check
  • Official final transcript from nursing school
  • License Verification from original state of licensure
  • In case of any crimes, misdemeanors, or disciplinary action: certified court documents and notarized statements explaining any incidents
  • Foreign education applicants: CGFNS credentials evaluation

Applicants for licensure by endorsement can obtain a temporary permit. The permit is valid for 6 months and cannot be extended. Missouri grants one permit per lifetime.

Renewing an RN License

RN licenses are valid for 2 years, and expire on April 30th of odd numbered years.

Additional Resources

RN Schools Near You & Online in Missouri

Bolivar Technical College

  • 2001 W. Broadway Ste 6 Bolivar, MO 65613
    Programs: ADN, CNA, LPN, RN
    (417) 777-5062

Branson Technical College

  • 4440 N Gretna Rd. Branson, MO 65616
    Programs: ADN, LPN, RN
    (417) 336-6239

Southeast Missouri Hospital

  • 2001 William Street Cape Girardeau, MO 63703
    Programs: ADN, Radiography, RN
    (573) 334-6825

Southeast Missouri State University

  • One University Plaza, Ms 7895 Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
    Programs: BSN, MSN, RN, RN to BSN
    (573) 651-4900

Sinclair School of Nursing

  • S235 School Of Nursing Columbia, MO 65211
    Programs: Accelerated BSN, BSN, DNP, MSN, RN, RN to BSN
    (573) 882-0277

Columbia College

  • 1001 Rogers Street Columbia, MO 65216
    Programs: ADN, RN
    (573) 875-8700

Central Methodist University

  • 411 Central Methodist Square Fayette, MO 65248
    Programs: BSN, Clinical Nurse Leader, RN, RN to BSN
    (877) 268-1854

St Louis Community College

  • 3400 Pershall Rd. Ferguson, MO 63135
    Programs: ADN, RN
    (314) 513-4200

Ft Leonard Wood – Lincoln

  • 268 Constitution Street, Suite 5 Ft Leonard Wood, MO 65473
    Programs: ADN, RN
    (573) 329-5160

Hannibal-Lagrange College

  • 2800 Palmyra Road Hannibal, MO 63401
    Programs: ADN, RN, RN to BSN
    (573) 221-3675

Jefferson College

  • 1000 Viking Drive Hillsboro, MO 63050
    Programs: ADN, CNA, LPN, RN
    (636) 797-3000

Texas County Technical Institute

  • 6915 South Highway 63 Houston, MO 65483
    Programs: ADN, CNA, LPN, RN
    (417) 967-5466

Graceland University

  • 1401 W. Truman Road Independence, MO 64050
    Programs: BSN, DNP, MSN, RN, RN to BSN, RN to MSN
    (816) 833-0524

Lincoln University

  • 820 Chestnut Street Jefferson City, MO 65101
    Programs: ADN, RN, RN to BSN
    (573) 681-5000

Missouri Southern State University

  • 3950 Newman Road Joplin, MO 64801
    Programs: Accelerated BSN, BSN, LPN, Radiography, RN, RN to BSN
    (417) 625-9300

St. Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City

  • 8320 Ward Pkwy Kansas City, MO 64114
    Programs: BSN, Radiography, RN, Sonography
    (816) 932-2367

National American University

  • 7490 Northwest 87th Street Kansas City, MO 64153
    Programs: ADN, Medical Assistant, Phlebotomy, RN
    (816) 412-5500

University of Missouri-Kansas City

  • 2464 Charlotte St. Kansas City, MO 64108
    Programs: Accelerated BSN, BSN, DNP, MSN, Nursing PhD, RN, RN to BSN
    (816) 235-1700

Research Medical Center

  • 2525 E Meyer Blvd Kansas City, MO 64132
    Programs: Accelerated BSN, BSN, Nuclear Medicine Tech, Radiography, RN
    (816) 995-2800

Avila University

  • 11901 Wornall Rd. Kansas City, MO 64145
    Programs: BSN, Radiography, RN
    (816) 501-2410

Metropolitan Community College

  • 3200 Broadway Kansas City, MO 64111
    Programs: ADN, CNA, Health Information Management-Associate, LPN, Radiography, RN
    (816) 604-1000

Truman State University

  • 100 E. Normal St. Kirksville, MO 63501
    Programs: BSN, RN, RN to BSN
    (660) 785-4000

William Jewell College

  • 500 College Hill Liberty, MO 64068
    Programs: Accelerated BSN, BSN, RN

Northwest Missouri College

  • 800 University Drive Maryville, MO 64468
    Programs: ADN, BSN, LPN, RN
    (660) 562-1212

Moberly Area Community College

  • 101 College Ave. Moberly, MO 65270
    Programs: ADN, CNA, LPN, RN
    (660) 263-4110

Crowder College

  • 601 Laclede Neosho, MO 64850
    Programs: ADN, CNA, RN

Columbia College / Lake Ozark

  • 900 College Blvd. Osage Beach, MO 65065
    Programs: ADN, RN
    (573) 348-6463

Mineral Area College

  • 5270 Flat River Road Park Hills, MO 63601
    Programs: ADN, CNA, LPN, Radiography, RN
    (573) 431-4593

Park University

  • 8700 NW River Park Dr. Parkville, MO 64152
    Programs: ADN, RN
    (816) 741-2000

Three Rivers Community College

  • 2080 Three Rivers Blvd Poplar Bluff, MO 63901
    Programs: ADN, RN
    (573) 840-9600

East Central College

  • 1964 Prairie Dell Rd. Rolla, MO 63084
    Programs: ADN, RN
    (636) 584-6500

State Fair Community College

  • 3201 W. 16th St. Sedalia, MO 65301
    Programs: ADN, CNA, LPN, Radiography, RN
    (877) 311-7322

Three Rivers Community College

  • 103 E. Kathleen Sikeston, MO 63801
    Programs: ADN, RN
    (573) 472-5223

Cox College

  • 1423 N. Jefferson Ave. Springfield, MO 65802
    Programs: Accelerated BSN, ADN, BSN, Clinical Nurse Leader, CNA, LPN to BSN, MSN, Radiation Therapy, Radiography, RN, RN to BSN, RN to MSN
    (866) 898-5355

St. John’s Regional Health Center

  • 1600 University Avenue Springfield, MO 65613
    Programs: ADN, BSN, MSN, Radiography, RN, RN to BSN
    (417) 328-5281

Missouri State University

  • 901 South National Avenue Springfield, MO 65897
    Programs: BSN, LPN to BSN, Physician Assistant, RN, RN to BSN, RN to MSN
    (417) 836-5000

Missouri Western State University

  • 4525 Downs Dr. St. Joseph, MO 64507
    Programs: BSN, Health Information Management-Associate, RN, RN to BSN
    (816) 271-4200

St Louis Community College

  • 11333 Big Bend Road St. Louis, MO 63122
    Programs: ADN, RN
    (314) 984-7500

Chamberlain College of Nursing

  • 11830 Westline Industrial Drive Suite 106 St. Louis, MO 63146
    Programs: ADN, BSN, LPN, RN
    (314) 991-6200

University of Missouri-St. Louis

  • One University Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63121
    Programs: Accelerated BSN, BSN, DNP, MSN, Nursing PhD, RN, RN to BSN

St Louis University

  • 221 N. Grand Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63103
    Programs: Accelerated BSN, BSN, DNP, Health Information Management-Bachelor's, MSN, Nuclear Medicine Tech, Nursing PhD, Physician Assistant, Radiation Therapy, RN, RN to BSN

St Louis Community College

  • 5600 Oakland Ave. St. Louis, MO 63110
    Programs: ADN, CNA, Radiography, RN
    (314) 644-9100

Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College

  • 4483 Duncan Ave. St. Louis, MO 63110
    Programs: Accelerated BSN, ADN, BSN, MSN, Nursing PhD, RN, RN to BSN
    (314) 454-7055

Lutheran School of Nursing

  • 3547 S.jefferson Avenue St. Louis, MO 63118
    Programs: ADN, RN
    (314) 577-5850

Maryville University-St. Louis

  • 650 Maryville University Drive St. Louis, MO 63141
    Programs: BSN, DNP, Family Nurse Practitioner, LPN to BSN, RN, RN to BSN, RN to MSN
    (314) 529-9300

St Charles Community College

  • 4601 Mid Rivers Mall Dr St. Peters, MO 63376
    Programs: ADN, LPN, RN
    (636) 922-8000

North Central Missouri College

  • 1301 Main Street Trenton, MO 64683
    Programs: ADN, CNA, LPN, RN
    (660) 359-3948

University of Central Missouri

  • 116 W. South St. Warrensburg, MO 64093
    Programs: BSN, CNA, RN, RN to BSN
    (877) 729-8266

Missouri State University

  • 128 Garfield Ave. West Plains, MO 65775
    Programs: ADN, Nurse Anesthetist, Nursing Administration, Physician Assistant, RN
    (417) 255-7255