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UMKC RN-BSN and other online degree programs receive HLC approval

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UMKC School of Nursing‘s RN-BSN degree program has received approval by our accrediting agency, the Higher Learning Commission [HLC], to transition from being an onsite to an online program. Last August, a team from HLC conducted a UMKC site visit that focused on the university’s distance/online degree programs recently reclassified by the commission .

“It was our privilege and honor,” said Anita Skarbek, SON clinical instructor and RN-BSN Program Director, “to have UMKC select the School of Nursing’s RN-BSN program to serve as an exemplar program for the Higher Learning Commission’s focused site visit.  Congratulations to the other UMKC programs that also received official approval from the HLC for online delivery.”

For the first time in UMKC history, we have been recognized as delivering distance/online education programs by our accrediting agency.

The approved online programs are:

  • Bachelor of Liberal Arts Degree Completion – College of Arts & Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene Degree Completion – School of Dentistry
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing – School of Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) – School of Nursing
  • Doctor of Pharmacy – School of Pharmacy
  • Doctor of Nursing Science – School of Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice – School of Nursing
  • Master of Science in Dental Hygiene – School of Dentistry
  • Master of Nursing (Cooperative Program with MSSU) – School of Nursing
  • Master of Nursing – Adult Nurse Practitioner Track – School of Nursing
  • Master of Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner Track – School of Nursing
  • Master of Nursing – Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Track – School of Nursing
  • Master of Nursing – Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Track – School of Nursing
  • Master of Nursing – Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Track – School of Nursing
  • Master of Nursing – Nurse Educator Track – School of Nursing
  • Educational Specialist – Ed.S. in District-Level Education Administration – School of Education

Visit the HLC website for the UMKC Statement of Affiliation Status as Distance Learning.

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