Open Calendar


nursing | University News

University of Central Missouri Ranked #1 Most Affordable Online MSN Nurse Practitioner Program

By Alex Greenwood, May 6, 2024


WARRENSBURG, MO – On National Nurses Day, the University of Central Missouri (UCM) announces its recognition as the #1 Most Affordable Online MSN Nurse Practitioner Program for the year 2024, as ranked by Fortune Magazine.


This distinguished ranking highlights UCM’s commitment to providing accessible, high-quality educational opportunities in the healthcare sector. In an era where the demand for nurse practitioners is soaring—with the Bureau of Labor Statistics projecting a 46% growth in the profession from 2021 to 2031—the University of Central Missouri stands out as a leader in offering a cost-effective pathway to this rewarding career.


Nurses at MIC

A nurse practitioner (NP) is an advanced practice registered nurse who assesses patient needs, orders and interprets diagnostic tests, diagnoses diseases, prescribes medications and formulates treatment plans.


Fortune Magazine’s evaluation considered the tuition costs of numerous institutions offering online Master’s in Nursing programs with a focus on the nurse practitioner specialization. The affordability of the University of Central Missouri's program is particularly significant, considering the financial challenges often associated with advanced nursing education.


The nursing program at the University of Central Missouri is fully approved by the Missouri State Board of Nursing and holds accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).


For more information about the University of Central Missouri’s MSN Nurse Practitioner Program, please visit the website:




  • facebook
  • twitter
  • youtube
  • linkedin
  • instagram