RN Programs in Missouri

Missouri’s health care industry remains healthy during this economic crisis. Becoming a registered nurse (RN) is an excellent career choice.

RN programs in Missouri are actively recruiting talented nursing candidates in an effort to meet the growing need for qualified registered nurses in the state. Graduates from RN schools in Missouri are often being offered RN positions while they are in their final semester of school. Registered nurses are in such high demand, many Missouri RN programs are offering scholarships to qualified and in need students, and the state is working to increase overall enrollment levels in nursing programs throughout the state.

A career as a Registered Nurse (RN) is exciting and challenging. There are two ways to become an RN in Missouri. Students may complete either a two-year Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program or a four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program. Graduates from both programs qualify to take the national exam that is required before working as an RN.

RN Licensure in Missouri

Registered nurses must apply for their license after graduating from an accredited RN program in Missouri. Before the license is issued, the graduate must pass the NCLEX-RN.

Missouri RN Registry

Missouri Board of Nursing

3605 Missouri Boulevard

P.O. Box 656

Jefferson City, MO 65102-0656


RN Jobs and Salary in Missouri

Registered nurses are needed in Missouri’s hospitals, clinics, doctor’s offices, and nursing homes. In Missouri, the average RN hourly wage is $27.62, and the average yearly wage is $57,460. The most highly sought-after nursing positions are concentrated in Kansas City, Springfield, St. Louis, and Columbia.

Below are a few of Missouri’s largest employers of registered nurses:

St. Anthony’s Medical Center, St. Louis

Saint Louis University Hospital, St. Louis

Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton

Ozarks Medical Center, West Plains

St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, St. Joseph

RN Programs in Missouri

Missouri has many different RN programs and each one has its own requirements for admission. Applicants are encouraged to apply about one year in advance to allow time for an interview at the school and a tour to be sure that you feel comfortable with the school that you choose.

The following is a list of some of the RN programs that lead to Associate Degrees in Nursing:

Bolivar Technical College

Department of Nursing

2001 West Broadway

Bolivar, MO 65613


Brown Mackie College

Department of Nursing

2 Soccer Park Road

Fenton, MO 63026


Columbia College

Department of Nursing

608 Cherry St.

Federal Hall

Columbia, MO 65201


Columbia College-Lake Ozark

Nursing Department

900 College Blvd.

Osage Beach, MO 65065


Concorde Career College

Department of Nursing

3239 Broadway

Kansas City, MO 64111


Cox College

Department of Nursing

1423 North Jefferson Avenue

Springfield, MO 65802


Crowder College

Department of Nursing

601 Laclede

Neosho, MO 64850


Crowder College-Cassville

Department of Nursing

4020 N. Main St.

Cassville, MO 65625


East Central College

Department of Nursing

1964 Prairie Dell Road

Union, MO 63084-4344


East Central College at

Rolla Technical Institute

Department of Nursing

1516 Bridge School Road

Rolla, MO 65401


Fort Leonard Wood Satellite

Lincoln University

Department of Nursing

Truman Education Center

268 Constitution St., Suite 5

Ft. Leonard Wood, MO 65473


Hannibal La-Grange University

Department of Nursing

2800 Palmyra Road

Hannibal, MO 63401-1999


ITT Technical Institute

Department of Nursing

3640 Corporate Trail Drive

Earth City, MO 63045-1122


Jefferson College

Bi-Level Program

Nursing Department

1000 Viking Drive

Hillsboro, MO 63050


Lincoln University

Nursing Science Dept.

100 Elliff Hall

820 Chestnut St.

Jefferson City, MO 65102


Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley

Department of Nursing

3444 Broadway

Kansas City, MO 64111


Mineral Area College

Department of Nursing

P.O. Box 1000

Park Hills, MO 63601


Missouri State University-West Plains

Department of Nursing

128 Garfield Avenue

Looney Hall

West Plains, MO 65775


Moberly Area Community College

Department of Nursing

101 College Avenue

Moberly, MO 65270


National American University

Department of Nursing

7490 NW 87th Street

Kansas City, MO 64153


North Central Missouri College

Department of Nursing

1301 Main Street

Trenton, MO 64683


Park University

Ellen Finley Earhart

Nursing Program

8700 N.W. River Park Drive

Parkville, MO 64152


Southeastern Missouri Hospital

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

2001 William

Cape Girardeau, MO 63703


St. Charles Community College

Department of Nursing

4601 Mid River Mall Drive

St. Peters, MO 63376


St. John’s College of Nursing

and Health Sciences of

Southwest Baptist University

4431 South Fremont

Springfield, MO 65804-7307


St. Louis Community College/Flo Valley

Department of Nursing

3400 Pershall Road

St. Louis, MO 63135-1499


St. Louis Community College/Forest Park

Department of Nursing

5600 Oakland Avenue

St. Louis, MO 63110-1393


St. Louis Community College-Meramec

Department of Nursing

5600 Oakland Avenue

St. Louis, MO 63110-1393


State Fair Community College

ADN Career Ladder Program

3201 West 16th Street

Sedalia, MO 65301


Three Rivers Community College

Department of Nursing

2080 Three Rivers Blvd.

Popular Bluff, MO 63901


Most BSN programs require that the applicant has completed college preparatory classes in high school and that the student has maintained a minimum GPA. They also generally require a SAT score of at least 1000 or ACT score of 20. The following list includes some of the RN programs in Missouri that lead to a BSN:


Avila University

Department of Nursing

11901 Wornall Road

Kansas City, MO 64145-1698


Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing

Broadway at 11th Street

P.O. Box 7005

Quincy, IL 62301-7005


Central Methodist University

BSN Program, Dept. of Nursing

411 Central Methodist Square

Fayette, MO 65248


Chamberlain College of Nursing

11830 Westline Industrial Dr.

Suite 106

St. Louis, MO 63146


College of Nursing at the

University of Missouri St. Louis

8001 Natural Bridge Road

St. Louis, MO 63121-4499


College of the Ozarks

Department of Nursing

P.O. Box 17

Point Lookout, MO 65726


Cox College BSN Program

1423 North Jefferson Avenue

Springfield, MO 65802


Goldfarb School of Nursing at

Barnes-Jewish college

4483 Duncan Avenue

St. Louis, MO 63110


Graceland University School of Nursing

1401 West Truman Road

Independence, MO 64050-3434


Maryville University of St. Louisville

Department of Nursing

650 Maryville University Drive

St. Louis, MO 63141-7299


Missouri Southern State University

Department of Nursing

3950 East Newman Road

Joplin, MO 64801-1595


Missouri State University Springfield

Department of Nursing

901 South National Avenue

Springfield, MO 65897


Missouri Valley College

Department of Nursing

500 East College Street

Marshall, MO 65340


Missouri Western State University

Department of Nursing

Murphy 309

4525 Downs Drive

St. Joseph, MO 64507


Research College of Nursing

2525 East Meyer Boulevard

Kansas City, MO 64132-1199


Sinclair School of Nursing at

University of Missouri-Columbia

S410 Nursing School Bldg.

Columbia, MO 65211


Southeast Missouri State University

Department of Nursing

One University Plaza


Cape Girardeau, MO 63701


St. Louis University

Department of Nursing

3525 Caroline Street

St. Louis, MO 63104-1099


St. Luke’s College of Health Sciences

Department of Nursing

624 Westport Road

Kansas City, MO 64111


Truman State University

Nursing Program

Health Sciences 3208

Kirksville, MO 63501


University of Missouri-Kansas City

School of Nursing

2424 Charlotte Street

Kansas City, MO 64108-2676


University of Central Missouri

Department of Nursing

UHC 106 600 S. College

Warrensburg, MO 64093


William Jewell College

Department of Nursing

500 College Hill

Liberty, MO 64068


The following RN program is a Diploma in Nursing program:


Lutheran School of Nursing

3547 South Jefferson Avenue

St. Louis, MO 63118-3999

For reviews and a full list of RN programs in the state, please visit Nursing Schools in Missouri.