Online BSN to Doctor of Nursing Practice

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Are you ready to take the next step in your nursing career?

Maryville University’s accelerated online BSN to DNP programs are for experienced nurses who want to prepare to advance their careers by earning the highest credential in nursing practice education. Now you can earn your Doctor of Nursing Practice in as few as 40 months with a streamlined curriculum that is deeply focused on the scientific underpinnings of nursing, healthcare policy, and organizational management. With five specializations to choose from, you can graduate with a holistic view of nursing leadership that can help you make a difference wherever your interests lie.

Careers for those with a Doctor of Nursing Practice through our online BSN to DNP program include:

  • Family nurse practitioner (FNP)
  • Pediatric nurse practitioner (PNP)
  • Psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP)
  • Chief nursing officer (CNO)
  • Director of nursing services



Ready for your next step?

Why earn a Doctor of Nursing Practice through our online BSN to DNP program?

You’ve already proved your initiative by earning your BSN degree. Our accelerated BSN to DNP online programs are more than just the next step. They’re a giant leap forward — not only for your future but also for the future of healthcare. Skip the MSN and fast-track your education to the highest credential in nursing with a Doctor of Nursing Practice from Maryville University.

Here’s what you can expect with our program:

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Access coursework 100% online with no campus visits required

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Apply with no GMAT, GRE, or statistics required.

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Earn your DNP in as few as 40 months

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Choose from 5 concentrations

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Complete clinicals locally in your preferred setting

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Enjoy no waiting list once you’re accepted

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Want to advance your nursing career and make the biggest impact possible? If you have your Bachelor of Science in Nursing, then our online BSN to DNP programs are for you.

We designed our curriculum to help you become a researcher, practitioner, decision-maker, and leader at the highest levels of the nursing profession. With advanced courses in health promotion, pathophysiology, biostatistics, research, and systems leadership, our curriculum prepares you for success at the top of the nursing field.

The online BSN to DNP curriculum offers three entry points per year: spring, summer, and fall. This blended degree features five distinct program concentrations and includes master’s and doctoral-level courses, all of which can be completed 100% online.

Chose from five specialty tracks:

Family Nurse Practitioner

Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

Pediatric (Primary Care) Nurse Practitioner

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner*

*Note. Clinical hour requirements for state licensure may vary by state. Students are encouraged to visit the Board of Nursing website for the state in which they intend to practice to verify specific requirements. Students may also reach out to our team of enrollment advisors for guidance.

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Accreditation and rankings

Maryville University is a nationally ranked private college recognized for comprehensive and innovative education focused on student learning, outcomes, and success.

Higher Learning Commission accreditation

Regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Forbe's America's Top Colleges 2019 accreditation

Ranked by Forbes among “America’s Top Colleges” for 2019

Kiplinger Best College Values 2019 accreditation

Listed among the “Best College Values 2019” by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance

Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Educator (CCNE)

The RN to BSN, MSN, Post-Master’s Nurse Practitioner Certificate, and DNP programs at Maryville University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.