State Agencies & Resources*
The Missouri State Board of Nursing does not have jurisdiction over graduate nursing programs. The student must have an RN license in Missouri or a multi-state license from another compact state. To be eligible for recognition as an APRN in Missouri, the APRN must complete a graduate degree from an accredited college or university with a concentration in an advanced practice nursing clinical specialty area, which includes advanced nursing theory and clinical nursing practice. From and after January 1, 2009, the program shall provide a minimum of five hundred (500) faculty supervised clinical hours.
Any faculty working with the student, whether in Missouri or not, must be licensed in Missouri. Further clarification about faculty: Practice is where the patient/student is. Faculty, whether clinical or didactic, must be licensed in MO or hold a multi-state license from another compact state. If the faculty is reviewing/providing education that is specific to the care being provided to patients in Missouri, the faculty would need to be recognized as an APRN in Missouri.
Compact State Requirements: Tennessee and Missouri are both Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) states. When moving from one compact state to another, a nurse can practice on the former residency license for up to 30 or 90 days (states are individually implementing the 90-day rule-- from NCSBN). Nurses are required to apply for licensure by endorsement. It is recommended that nurses apply 1-2 months in advance of practicing in a new state. The practicing nurse (faculty) would have to pay any applicable fees and complete a declaration of primary state of residency in Missouri (NCSBN, n.d.). The faculty will then be issued a new multi-state license and the former is inactivated (NCSBN, n.d.). The fee to apply for an APRN license in Missouri is $150. (State of Missouri advanced practice registered nurse application instructions, 2015).
*Information is subject to change. Questions about requirements should be addressed to the relevant state board of nursing for guidance.