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Missouri continues to have a nursing shortage with nurse vacancy rates is at 9.5 percent, andas as high as 17 percent in rural areas. The American Health Care Association estimates the the nursing shortage will explode in coming years and more than 1 million nurses will be needed nationwide by 2020. Missouri projects a three-fold increase in nursing vacancies by 2020 following national trends. There is a critical shortage of BSN nurses in the state of Missouri which is exacerbated by the scarcity of BSN programs and/or BSN completion programs in the Northwest and North Central Missouri regions."We are facing a critical shortage of health care workers in the state of Missouri today," Gov. Jay Nixon said during a visit to Kansas City May 29, 2009, "these are high paying, high demand careers in which motivated students willing to go the extra mile are necessary to stand up to the training".79 of Missouri's 114 counties are currently classified as health-professional shortage areas that do not meet federal guidelines. Generally, RNs with at least a bachelor's degree (BSN) will have better job prospects than those without a bachelor's. In addition, all four advanced practice nursingspecialties-clinical nurse specialists, nurse practitioners, nurse-midwives, and nurse anesthetists-are likely to be in good demand, particularly in medically underserved areas such as inner cities and rural areas.

In order to meet the increasingly complex demands of today's health care environment, many healthcare agencies prefer or require a minimum of a bachelor's degree for their nursing staff, so now is the perfect time for LPN's to enroll in an online LPN to RN program, or LPN to BSN degree program, for RN's to take an online RN-BSN degree completion program, or RN to MSN bridge program, and for BSN nurses to earn a MS in Nursing degree.

Average Nursing Base Salaries:

Nursing Assistant: $24,170- $29,485 Licensed Practical Nurse: $36,156 - $43,568
RN Staff Nurse: $56,287- $68,327 Nurse Practitioner: $76,567- $90,248

Find Nursing Schools and Allied Health Programs For Missouri

Browseaccredited nursing schools and allied health programs that accept students from Missouri, then request information, at no cost to you, from any or all schools offering programs that match your needs:


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Keiser University
Online

Your Education, Your Schedule! Take one class at a time. Choose on campus, online, or both at Keiser University.

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Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Fort Lauderdale
  • Fort Lauderdale
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Purdue University Global
Online

Building on Purdue's mission to provide greater access to affordable, world-class education, Purdue University Globaldelivers a fully personalized online experience that's tailored to working adults.

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Bradley University
Online

Established in 1897, Bradley University is a private, independent institution of higher learning in Peoria, Illinois. Inspired by our founder, notable philanthropist Lydia Moss Bradley, we pursue excellence in teaching, research, scholarship and service; and we celebrate leadership, integrity, diversity and collaborative learning.

Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Peoria
  • Peoria
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Benedictine University
Online

Founded in 1887, Benedictine University is dedicated to the education of undergraduate and graduate students. Benedictine is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).

Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Lisle
  • Lisle
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Abilene Christian University
Online

Abilene Christian University is a national leader in Christian higher education and a place where students, faculty, staff and alumni make a real difference in the world.

Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Abilene
  • Abilene
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Kaplan University
Online

WELCOME TO KAPLAN UNIVERSITY

Online Education That Fits Your Life

For 80 years, we’ve been preparing students for career success. We’ve led the wayso that our students can too.

Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Fort Lauderdale
  • Fort Lauderdale
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Liberty University
Online

100% Online & No Standardized Testing

Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Lynchburg
  • Lynchburg
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Northcentral University
Online

  • Northcentral University was founded in 1996 to provide working professionals around the world with unprecedented access to richly engaging, professionally relevant, and academically-rigorous education from a U.S. university.

Programs: Campus Locations:
  • San Diego
  • San Diego
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Ohio Christian University
Online

Pursue your education at Ohio Christian University.

Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Circleville
  • Circleville
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