Master of Science in Nursing

The Master of Science in Nursing with focus on Family Nurse Practitioner online program prepares registered nurses (RNs) to work in a more advanced role within the medical field. The online nursing program at Missouri College builds on the baccalaureate level of nursing through advanced course work and clinical practicums. This increased knowledge and clinical expertise promotes the critical thinking and problem solving skills necessary to provide health care to diverse populations in a variety of clinical settings and communities.

Why a master's degree in Nursing from Missouri Valley?

Nurse Practitioners (NPs) are viewed as leaders and clinicians capable of caring for patients across the lifespan with chronic and acute needs. NPs are in demand and their services are expected to grow as patients are living longer and there is a shortage of primary care physicians across the nation. As a NP, you will have increased job opportunities, responsibility, earning potential, autonomy, and a more flexible working schedule.

What can you do with a FNP specialization?

From diagnosing, treating, and helping to manage illnesses to counseling and educating patients on preventive care, family nurse practitioners tackle every aspect of medical service in a variety of populations, from newborns to seniors.

  • Prescribe medication
  • Conduct examinations
  • Order laboratory tests
  • Diagnose, treat, manage, and help prevent illnesses
  • Provide health care counseling
  • Assist in minor surgical procedures

Online Master of Science in Nursing Degree

Missouri Valley College School of Nursing uses the framework of the American Association of Colleges for Nursing to prepare its MSN students. Students are prepared to use best practices to assess, diagnose, interpret diagnostic work-up, and implement/evaluate plans of care for patients across the lifespan. Students also work with patients, families, and other disciplines to promote wellness and disease prevention.

The MSN, with focus on FNP program follows the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) guidelines. The graduate program offers continuous enrollment and online coursework using Brightspace as the Learning Management System.

The master’s degree program in nursing at Missouri Valley College online has full accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791. Graduates from our program will be eligible to sit for the American Association of Colleges for Nursing (ANCC) or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) certification exam. Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Online Nursing Program Information


Dr. Dustin Williams
Adjunct Faculty
MSN Program - FNP Track
Dr. Susan Vogelsmeier
Professor of Nursing
Director, Master of Science in Nursing
Campus Nurse Practitioner
Dr. Peggy Van Dyke
Professor of Nursing
Tammy Plains
Administrative Assistant, MSN Program
Dr. Lori Mathis
Adjunct Faculty
MSN Program - FNP Track
Dr. Penny Marshall-Chura
Adjunct Faculty
MSN Program - FNP Track
Dr. Carol Green
Adjunct Faculty - FNP Track
Carla England
Administrative Assistant - BSN Program

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