Online Master's in Nursing

Take Your Next Brave Step

Receive information about the benefits of our programs, the courses you'll take, and what you need to apply.

. What degree program are you most interested in?
What degree program are you most interested in?
We value your privacy.

Nurse leaders are shaping the future of healthcare.

Maryville University proudly offers five distinct online MSN programs designed for experienced nurses who want to transform the healthcare system — starting with their own roles.

Take this opportunity to gain a whole new leadership perspective focused on compassion, preventive care, and evidence-based decision-making, and advance your career and salary potential at a time when nurse practitioner is one of the fastest-growing careers in the U.S.

Information at a glance

Calendar Icon
Program Start Date: 01-15-24

No Exam Icon
No Entry Exam

No Exam Icon
No Application Fee

Get Program Details

Completing your online master’s in nursing at Maryville can qualify you for roles such as:

  • Adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioner (AGACNP)
  • Adult-gerontology primary care nurse practitioner (AGPCNP)
  • Family nurse practitioner (FNP)
  • Pediatric nurse practitioner (PNP)
  • Psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP)



Ready for your next step?

Why earn a master’s in nursing?

When you choose a master’s in nursing online degree program, you open the door to becoming a mentor, educator, researcher, and administrator. Our online nursing program gives you the flexibility to pursue a degree on your own timeline while continuing to work, allowing you to advance in the nursing profession. Our expert faculty and support staff give you the tools you need to succeed.

Here’s what you can expect with our program:

Computer Monitor and Mobile Phone Icon

Access coursework 100% online with no campus visits required

No Exam Icon

Apply with no GMAT, GRE, or statistics needed

Concentrations Icon

Choose from five concentrations

Hands Holding Badge with Checkmark Icon

Complete clinicals locally in your preferred setting

Paper Plane Icon

Enjoy no waiting list once you’re accepted

Part-time or full-time options

Choose part-time or full-time options and complete your MSN in as few as 20 months.

Maryville University students sitting outside on campus


At Maryville University, we encourage bravery and innovation. So we developed our online Master of Science in Nursing program curriculum to cater to experienced nurses — brave nurses like you who are ready to enhance their roles and become leaders in the field.

Our online MSN curriculum features a core of master’s-level coursework relevant to nurses of all types, such as Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Practice, Health Promotion/Disease Prevention, and Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing. It also features advanced coursework in pathophysiology, health assessment, and pharmacotherapeutics, and courses designed to prepare you for leadership.

We designed our program to fit your life and your career, so you can choose to study part time or full time depending on your schedule. Not only that, but you’ll have the opportunity to specialize your online MSN degree further with one of five nurse practitioner concentrations.

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.

Get Full Curriculum

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.

icon of nursing award ribbonRecognized as one of the Best Online Master’s in Nursing Programs by U.S. News & World Report and Best Online Nursing School Master’s Programs for 2023 by The Princeton Review.