The Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Maryville University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.
Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission — HLC
Ranked among “America’s Top Colleges” — Forbes, 2018
Ranked among the best values in private colleges
— Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, 2018
Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education — CCNE
Tiffany N., graduate, Doctor of Nursing Practice
“The way that the curriculum is set up at Maryville, each semester built upon the previous one, so we’re learning as we go. It’s not an overwhelming process. A lot of times, that’s much like our careers are in the healthcare field. We all have something new to learn, every single day.”
Lead as a Doctor of Nursing Practice
Maryville University offers two paths to earn your Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) online. Our online DNP program is designed for nurses who already have their MSN and want to lead at the highest level of the profession, and it can be completed in as few as 20 months. Our online DNP-NP program is for nurses who have completed their MSN and wish to become an NP while also working through their terminal DNP. The DNP-NP can be completed in as few as 36 months, depending on the concentration — ACNP, AGNP, FNP, PMHNP, or PNP.
Both programs are designed to prepare active nurses to become strong leaders who will transform today’s healthcare system and advance the nursing profession. Our choices provide flexible options to earn the terminal degree that helps you advance your skills, further your research, and promote your quality of care.