You’re already a professional caregiver.

Now prepare for professional autonomy.

What are you looking for in an online nurse practitioner program? Career advancement is probably a key factor in your decision to further your nursing education. Of course, higher education can also lead to higher earnings, increased satisfaction, and an expanded professional network. Explore this site to learn why Maryville University is the right institution to help you achieve your goals.

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100% online with no campus visits required

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No GMAT or GRE required for admission

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Complete clinicals locally in your preferred setting

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No waiting list once you’re accepted

Why Maryville for your online nurse practitioner program?

Deans, faculty, and other members of the Catherine McAuley School of Nursing discuss what makes Maryville’s programs distinctive and provide advice for prospective online nursing students.

Why Get Your Nurse Practitioner Degree Online?

Going back to school may seem intimidating at first. Perhaps you feel there’s a bit of mystery surrounding the online learning process. We’re here to help. When you choose our flexible, user-friendly path, pursuing an online nurse practitioner program is more achievable than you think. Take a closer look at what the online learning experience is like with us:

Learn at your convenience. You can attend class and complete assignments as your schedule permits. Everything about our program — from course structure to networking to faculty evaluations — is designed for students who are also working professionals.

Enjoy personal support from enrollment to graduation. You are not isolated in the online learning experience. In fact, you will have an academic advisor with you every step of the way as you schedule classes and complete exams.

Collaborate with students and faculty. You may be surprised to know that studies show online learning is even more collaborative than a traditional classroom experience. You can easily team up to study, share notes, and find any help you need via emails, chats, and message boards.

Utilize online technical support. You can succeed in our online classroom using just basic technical skills like sending an email. Prior to your first class starting, your program coordinator will happily guide you through the learning platform.

Current Maryville online nursing student Elizabeth Miller describes her online experience and why she chose Maryville. Additionally, Elizabeth discusses the support she receives from faculty and advisors.

Maryville University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission — HLC

Forbes America's Top Colleges 2017

Ranked among “America’s Top Colleges” — Forbes, 2017

Kiplinger's Best College Values

Ranked among the best values in private colleges
Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, 2017

CCNE Accredited

Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education — CCNE

Choose Your Path

There are multiple pathways into our online nursing programs. Your time to completion may vary depending on concentration, progress, and transfer credits.

Explore our programs:

I Have an RN

RN to BSN (completion program)

If you’re a registered nurse with an associate degree, you can apply those credits to earning your Bachelor of Science in Nursing. This path can prepare you for career advancement or a graduate nursing program.

Graduate in as few as:
3 semesters with eligible transfer credits

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I Have a BSN


Faster track to earning your Doctor of Nursing Practice degree by completing MSN courses in one of five concentrations and DNP courses.

Graduate in as few as:
36-40 Months

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Concentration options


If you already have your BSN, you can earn your Master of Science in Nursing, choosing from five concentrations.

Graduate in as few as:
28-32 Months

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Concentration options

I Have an MSN


If you already have your MSN and desire to advance your career to a higher level, the Doctor of Nursing Practice program may be the right fit for you.

Graduate in as few as:
20 Months

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If you already have your MSN, this path allows you to become a Nurse Practitioner or change your specialty while also working toward your terminal Doctor of Nursing Practice.

Graduate in as few as:
36 Months

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Concentration options

Post–Master’s Certificate

If you have your MSN, you can choose to earn a Post-Master’s Certificate in one of four areas of focus.

Graduate in as few as:
20-24 Months

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Concentration options

Our enrollment advisors are happy to help you choose the program that best fits your professional goals and personal passions.

Who should choose?

Do you want to make a greater contribution to the nursing field? Start with your education. Choose one of our online nurse practitioner programs. Here’s how to know if an online nurse practitioner program from Maryville is the right choice for you:

You want a convenient, 24/7 online learning environment that meets your need for flexibility.

You are eager to learn from an experienced faculty who share your values as a practicing RN or nurse practitioner.

You desire an opportunity for real-time collaboration with other aspiring nurse practitioners and faculty.

You seek a challenging curriculum that can be completed 100% online with no residency requirements.