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Campus Locations — Independence

Discover quality undergraduate and graduate programs close to Kansas City.

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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 campus in Independence, 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.

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.
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Around Independence

As the fifth-largest city in Missouri, Independence offers all the conveniences of a big city at a tad slower pace. With rich history and historical homes to match combined with modern entertainment, shopping and activities, Independence’s aesthetic is the perfect mix of charming and contemporary.

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Independence Square

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.

Peek Inside Our Missouri Campus

Independence Campus

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

Trans Iowa Charters provides a shuttle to students traveling between Graceland University and the Kansas City International Airport for a fee.

Check out the map and photos from around Graceland’s Independence campus.

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

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Visiting Independence

Interested in attending Graceland University in Independence? Schedule a visit and see what we’re all about! We’ll be happy to take you on a tour, give you more information about our amazing programs and answer any questions you may have. While you’re here, don’t forget to check out the beautiful campus, the city of Independence, and the rest of the Kansas City metro.

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Your Career Starts Here

Discover a new passion or further your education through the quality undergraduate and graduate programs offered at our Independence campus, which is home to our nursing and seminary programs, and offers access to our education and business programs.

Testimonials 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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Testimonials 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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Testimonials 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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Testimonials 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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