Welcome to Cox College’s Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Program.

We, the Cox College Graduate Faculty, are honored that you are considering pursuing your advanced practice nursing degree with Cox College. Our hope is that you will find your experience here to be professionally stimulating and challenging, as well as personally rewarding.

Cox College is committed to excellence.  The core values that we emphasize in the college should be evident from the expert faculty, the communication you receive, as well as the opportunities available for you as a student here at Cox College.  Upon completion of the MSN degree, you will become a leader who will design future educational and clinical possibilities for professional nurses.

The MSN curriculum was designed to promote professional growth for nurses that are employed in the field and desire to become leaders in the profession.  Historically, our graduates have utilized their knowledge to become educators, advanced practice registered nurse providers, and community leaders.  More importantly, they strive to contribute to the nursing profession by promoting evidence-based practice and having a strong influence within the work environment to inspire, negotiate and manage change that is important for the patients and communities that we serve.

Courses in the MSN program are taught by faculty members who have real-world nursing experience.  All faculty maintain certification in their areas of expertise and hold joint clinical appointments in various healthcare systems.  These same faculty members are available as teachers and advisors to you as you move through your program of study.  We look forward to building a rewarding relationship with you while assisting you to achieve your goals in professional advanced practice nursing.


Graduate Nursing Faculty

Amanda Cole, PhD, MS, BSN

Chair & Associate Professor

Ph: (417) 269-3404 / Rm: 325

Jaclyn Curnutt, MSN, FNP

Assistant Professor

Ph: (417) 269-8317 / Rm: 426

Cinnamon Jones, MSN, FNP-C

Assistant Professor

Ph: (417) 269-4119 / Rm: 424

Amber Peters, MSN, FNP-C

Assistant Professor

Office: (417) 269-8908 / Rm: 238

Kari Collier, MSN

Assistant Professor/MSN Clinical Outreach Coordinator

Ph: (417) 269-8450 / Rm. 435 Fax: (417) 269-3865


Interstate Authorization

Consumer Disclosure Certified Statement by Institution Official

  • Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board certification does not constitute an endorsement of any institution, course or degree program.  Such certification merely indicates that certain minimum standards have been met under the rules and regulations of institutional certification as defined in Arkansas Code 6-61-301.

Transfer of Course/Degree Certified Statement by Institution Official

  • The student should be aware that these degree programs may not transfer  The transfer of course/degree credit is determined by the receiving institution.

To receive MSN Preceptor Handbooks and Forms, please contact Heather Shackelford at 417/269-3401 or heather.shackelford@coxcollege.edu.

For more information, please contact:

Cox College Admissions