Nursing School

On-Campus Nursing Program (Traditional BSN to RN)

The Traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree can be earned in 18 months following the completion of lower division coursework. This face-to-face program is offered at our Independence, Missouri campus. Students 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.

Now accepting applications for the on-campus nursing program.

Online Nursing Programs

Graceland is one of the few colleges with online nursing programs that offer a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degreeRN to BSN to MSN degree, an MSN degree with multiple specialty tracks (MSN-FNP, MSN-AGACNP, MSN-PMHNP) and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree. With the demands of work and home in mind, we developed our online nursing degrees to be flexible for working professionals. Our online delivery methods make classes both comprehensive and convenient. The MSN & APN Certificate programs include practicums performed in your own community (anywhere in the United States), as well as one focus session (two to three days) at our Independence, Missouri, campus.

Now accepting applications for the MSN and DNP programs.

About Your Location:

Every state in the U.S. creates its own specific regulations about online enrollment of the students who live within the state. Some states require fees and/or application efforts that require a considerable investment of university resources. In an effort to maintain a reasonable tuition rate, Graceland University’s nursing program does not accept students who live in Kentucky, Maryland, New York, North Carolina or Tennessee at this time.

Graceland University is approved by the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission to provide practice experiences in Washington State for RN - BSN, MSN, Post-Grad Certification, and DNP programs.


CCNE Accreditation


The baccalaureate degree in nursing, master’s degree in nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice at Graceland University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, (202)887.6791.
The master’s and doctoral degrees in nursing have full approval status with the Iowa State Board of Nursing.
The baccalaureate degrees in nursing have full approval status with the Iowa and Missouri State Boards of Nursing.