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Defining the focus of your master’s degree is the first step to shaping the type of role you will play as a nurse practitioner. When you choose Maryville for your online nursing program, you have the option of selecting one of four advanced nurse practitioner concentrations accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).GRADUATING FROM MARYVILLE CAN TAKE YOUR CAREER TO A PLACE IT'S NEVER BEEN.
When you earn your MSN, you open the door to becoming a mentor, educator, researcher, and administrator. Learn everything you need to move forward, from right where you are.
We’re a private, four-year institution ranked as one of America’s Best Colleges by both U.S. News & World Report and Forbes. We’re also proud to have been named to the Military Friendly Schools List for the 6th consecutive year. When you choose us, you receive a highly flexible and highly regarded education with the added convenience of being delivered 100% online. Here are a few more reasons why we offer you the best path:
There are a number of noteworthy trends driving the demand for nurse practitioners. Here are a few.
As an experienced RN, you may know the future of the workforce is changing — and not just because of the looming nursing/physician shortage. By 2025, millennials are predicted to make up the majority of the workforce, attempting to fill the void left by the retiring baby boomers. With the influx of novice talent on the horizon, nurse practitioners with the knowledge and skill to function autonomously are needed now more than ever. Become part of the new generation of leaders.
Research indicates that job satisfaction for nurse practitioners is high based on factors like environment, work-life balance, and most important, workload. To keep that benchmark in place — and further improve workplace satisfaction — hiring organizations will need to attract a greater number of qualified, well-educated NPs to meet growing demand.
As the health care system moves closer to operating like a business, hospitals seek to discharge patients as soon as possible. The result is an increased need for outpatient facility staffing. More and more people are receiving care in outpatient settings to keep health care and insurance costs down. Nurse practitioners play a pivotal role in this new model by providing services and wellness education in various primary care settings and community clinics.
Americans make more than 916 million visits to nurse practitioners — every year. Nurse practitioners take a whole-person approach to patient care, encouraging appropriate medical choices and healthy lifestyle habits. Thus, it’s no surprise that individuals who opt for the high-quality and patient-centered care of an NP tend to have lower costs, fewer emergency room visits, and shorter hospital stays.
Now is the time to invest in your future. It won’t take long to see that going back to school was well worth it. Thanks to ongoing legislative reform, an aging population, the proliferation of unhealthy lifestyle habits, and rise of chronic illnesses, the demand for well-educated nurse practitioners shows no signs of slowing down. We’ll help you step up.
The MSN program curriculum is designed to build on your existing knowledge, skill, and intuition. We offer two terms in the spring, summer, and fall for a total of six start dates. All of your courses can be completed 100% online. You can choose from five concentrations.