Health Sciences Building Room 243
This unique program is the product of a partnership between University of Missouri–Kansas City (UMKC) and Missouri Southern State University (MSSU). Participating students will enroll in classes from both institutions in a fixed rotation. Students can choose to complete the degree either as a full-time or part-time student.
Admissions Qualifications and Requirements
Applicants must meet the following minimum requirements for admission to the School of Nursing:
Students must complete the following steps:
The joint MSSU and UMKC Student Affairs committees will determine admission status to the Cooperative Master of Science in Nursing program at the Joplin site. The MSSU Graduate Coordinator will notify students of acceptance or non-acceptance to the program.
Student policies for this Cooperative program.
Students are responsible for reviewing and adhering to these policies.
Students who wish to apply for financial aid for graduate programs offered in coordination with UMKC should complete the free application for federal student aid (FAFSA) and list the UMKC school code. Students may access the FAFSA. Following is the rate at which financial aid will be distributed:
5 to 8 hours part-time aid
9 or more hours full-time aid
For more information about financial aid, please contact Brenda Blalock, Manager, Financial Aid.
Students will pay tuition and fees to the University in which they are enrolled in a given semester. Enrollment is subject to the drop policy of the respective University. Students with questions about payment of tuition and fees should contact :
Missouri Southern 417-625-9841 or email Alicia Hughes.
University Missouri Kansas City 1-800-499-UMKC
MSSU will pay financial aid for students even in those semesters that they enroll strictly with UMKC. A consortium agreement will be used between the Universities to maintain financial aid status for the students.
Registration and Records
Records of academic work completed are kept by both MSSU and UMKC. There is no charge for copies of transcripts at MSSU. Students may visit the MSSU Registrar’s Office in Hearnes Hall 100 to request a transcript. Students with questions about records and transcripts should contact Cheryl Dobson at 417-625-9389.
Master of Science in Nursing
|Course #||Course Title||Credit Hours|
|N5526||Health Promotion Across the Lifespan||3|
|N5527||Cultural Diversity and Values||3|
|N5528||Policy, Politics & Prof. Ethics in Health Care||3|
|N5547F||Diagnostic Reasoning/Advanced Assessment||4|
|N5549||Pharmacology for Adv. Nursing Practice||3|
|N5550||Theoretical Foundations in Nursing||3|
|N5555||Nursing Research: Evidence Based Practice||3|
|N5564F||Primary Care of Families I||5|
|N5566F||Primary Care of Families II||4|
|N5572||ANP: Synthesis Practicum||5|
For Part-time students: N5550, N5555, and N5527 will be through MSSU.
For Full-time students: N5527, N5528, and N5550 will be through MSSU.
All other courses will be through UMKC.
Advising procedures/information: Students enrolled in the Cooperative MSSU / UMKC program will have enrollment for courses that take place through MSSU Graduate Nursing Advisor.
UMKC Catalog information is available.
UMKC Nursing Program information is available.
Students should contact Nancy Willis-Smith at 417-625-9881.