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Opportunities in Nursing
Congratulations faculty, staff and students. Graceland School of Nursing undergraduate programs earned CCNE accreditation for the next 10 years!
Whether you are taking the first steps toward a nursing degree or are seeking to advance your established career, we want to welcome you to our community. Graceland's approach combines outstanding faculty with one of the highest quality nursing education degree programs available at both the undergraduate and graduate level, all focused on the goal of preparing you to rise to new and exciting roles in the health care field. We offer a combination of traditional classroom and online nursing programs to meet the needs of our diverse student body.
Our nursing school graduates are highly regarded, and are consistently sought by health care facilities both locally and across the nation. Link through to our programs pages for more information or go directly to Admissions to get started on your application.
Graceland offers an 18 month Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) to R.N. degree program at our Independence, MO campus. Students in the program benefit from smaller class sizes, knowledgeable and caring instructors, valuable classroom, lab and simulation experiences, as well as a variety of specialized clinical rotations in the local Kansas City area.
Graceland is one of the few colleges with nursing programs that offers Bachelor of Arts in Health Care Management, R.N. to B.S.N., R.N. to M.S.N., and Doctor of Nursing Practice degrees online. With the demands of work and home in mind, we developed our online nursing classes to be flexible for working professionals. Our online delivery methods make classes both comprehensive and convenient. All nursing programs include clinicals performed in your own community (anywhere in the United States), as well as one focus session (two to five days) at our Independence, MO campus.
B.A. in Health Care Management
Our B.A. in Health Care Management program provides students with the knowledge and skills for management positions in the health care industry. No nursing experience or clinical hours are required.
R.N. to B.S.N.
This program's engaged faculty and fellow students form an innovative support structure, assisting you from the day you apply through to graduation.
R.N. to M.S.N.
This program, often called a "bridge" program, offers Registered Nurses the opportunity to complete their B.S.N. and M.S.N. degrees via an accelerated process, saving up to 11 semester hours of coursework. You even have the option to "stop-out" and earn a BSN only if you wish.
Master of Nursing
We offer two M.S.N. tracks: Family Nurse Practitioner and Nurse Educator. In addition to practicums, M.S.N. students must complete at least two 2 to 5 day focus sessions on the Independence, MO campus.
Post Master of Nursing Certificate Programs
Graceland offers either a Family Nurse Practitioner or Nurse Educator Post Master M.S.N. Certificate Program which expands the focus of nursing by using the master of science in nursing degrees as their foundation. The theoretical base is accompanied by clinical or practical experience which allows the Master's prepared RN. to apply theory and current research to specialized professional practice. Students admitted to the Post-M.S.N. certificate program are not matriculated for a graduate degree. A certificate is awarded upon completion.
Doctor of Nursing Practice
Our Doctor of Nursing Practice is an online nursing program designed to help nurses enhance their professional status and move ahead in the health care industry. The goal of the DNP program is to prepare you for advanced practice roles and as a clinical scholar. It focuses on the translation of theory, research, clinical practice, measurement of patient outcomes and transformation of health care systems to ensure quality and safety.
Graceland nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) www.aacn.nche.edu and have full approval status with the Iowa Board of Nursing and the Missouri State Board of Nursing. Contact the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, 202-887-6791
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