Online Master of Science in Nursing

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Why Earn Your MSN from Maryville?

Why choose Maryville?

Why are nurse practitioners essential to the future?

There are a number of noteworthy trends driving the demand for nurse practitioners. Here are a few.

Career Opportunities for Nurse Practitioners

  • According to, RNs who pursue their MSN to qualify for a nurse practitioner role could see a $25,000 salary increase. Upon graduating and receiving a salary increase, your education may have practically paid for itself in less than two years.
  • Job openings for nurse practitioners are expected to increase by 31% from 2014 to 2024, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  • The average salary for nurse practitioners is $94,460, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  • Adult-gerontology and pediatric practitioners are ranked in the “Top 10 Highest-Paying Nursing Specialties” according to Scrubs Magazine. Salaries range from $75,000 and up.
  • According to the American Nurses Association, the need for adult-gerontology nurse practitioners is expected to increase into the middle of the 21st century as baby boomers age.
  • The need for family nurse practitioners (FNP) is expected to steadily increase, considering that by 2025, the nation is expected to be short at least 100,000 family medicine doctors.


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.