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Independence Campus

Discover quality undergraduate and graduate programs conveniently located close to Kansas City, Missouri.

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About the Independence, Missouri Campus

Home of Graceland University’s School of Nursing

Graceland’s Missouri Home Since 1969. For over 50 years, we have been offering students an excellent education through our nationally acclaimed Graceland University School of Nursing at our commuter campus in Independence, Missouri located just 20 minutes from Kansas City, Missouri. Since the nursing school opened in 1969, we’ve added a number of other face-to-face undergraduate and graduate programs in education, business and seminary, as well as many online master’s programs, which are also run out of our Independence campus.

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Studying at Independence

Located just a few minutes west of campus is the city’s historic Independence Square. Here, you can enjoy many coffee shops and restaurants, perfect for studying or grabbing a bite to eat between classes. After class, check out the square’s many other opportunities to shop, eat, drink and have fun at the area’s bowling alley and retail stores.

At our Missouri campus you’ll find:

  • a 55,000-square-foot facility equipped with cutting-edge learning tools and resources, including a nursing skills lab fitted with cameras to record and play back demonstrations;
  • nine beautifully landscaped acres;
  • a three-story state-of-the-art building, featuring a 275-seat auditorium and a spacious atrium with fireplace for student activities;
  • and the Dr. Charles F. Grabske Library, our award-winning health services library.
Hear from our Independence Campus Students
Dr. Voshall's encouragement and recommendations have helped me succeed in my career, even on another continent. The high standard of class and clinical prepared me for a safe and effective nursing practice. Smaller class sizes meant we could have the preparation and attention we needed over the last year.
Claudia Higdon Tang '20 Healthcare Support Worker, Addenbrooke's Hospital and BMI Nursing
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Hear from our Independence Campus Students
Graceland's hands-on learning experience and experienced professors made the experience valuable. The in-clinical experience and practicum was most useful to me.
Falon Giles '14 Critical Care RN Nursing
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Hear from our Independence Campus Students
A Graceland instructor shared this advice and it has stuck with me throughout my career: It takes a nurse to save your life. I am the eyes at the bedside for the doctors. I assess and must have the knowledge to point out when something doesn't seem right. People come to me not feeling their best. I'm here to be a voice for them, to be an advocate for them, to get them back to feeling their best.
Krishelle Ivory, FNP '10 Nurse Practitioner, Liberty Care Center, Spira Care Nursing
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Hear from our Independence Campus Students
Graceland holds a special place in my heart. There are so many Graceland alumni in my family (to include my late great grandmother). My wife and I are both Graceland grads and I’ll encourage my children to consider Graceland when they begin looking at universities! I chose Graceland because their accelerated Bachelors of Science in Nursing was top-rated and fit my busy life. I am very proud to be a Graceland alumni.
Jordan Mark '14 CRNA, US Army Nursing
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Peek Inside Our Independence Campus
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Students gathered for an outdoor class at Independence Campus.
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Visit Independence

The Independence campus is conveniently located in Independence, near Kansas City, Missouri.

Legacy Charters (not affiliated with Graceland) provides a bus to students traveling between Graceland University and the Kansas City International Airport for a fee. Please contact Legacy Charters for more information.

Graceland University Independence Campus Main Building
1401 W Truman Rd, Independence, MO 64050

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