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Online Nursing Programs and Degrees

Let’s shape the future of advanced nursing together.

Maryville University has been helping brave learners like you further their education for more than 150 years. Learn how our online nursing degrees and certificates offer a flexible path to leadership through accredited, specialized programs. Let’s be brave together.

Why Choose an Online Nursing Program from Maryville?

When you’re researching for the right program, you want more than 100% online nursing coursework, you want assurance that you will receive a high-quality education. Established in 1872, Maryville is an accredited university with a longstanding reputation for innovation, outcomes, and support. 

We are committed to providing you with support that’s personalized to help you meet your goals. With multiple start dates throughout the year, you can choose when it’s the right time to begin and we’ll be right by your side every step of the way. 

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Flexibility & Accreditation
Our programs are CCNE accredited, and coursework is 100% online, blending high-quality with the convenience of learning on your schedule.

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Proven Outcomes

Join the 98% of Maryville online graduates who report enhanced career prospects. Choose Maryville and graduate from a university respected by employers. 

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Access & Opportunity

No entrance exams. No application fees. No waiting lists. Plus complete clinicals locally. Benefit from our position as the nation's 3rd fastest-growing private university.

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Transfer Credit Friendly & Financial Aid

Transfer your credits with ease – we’ll even request transcripts on your behalf. Plus, there are many financial aid opportunities available.

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Top-Notch Board Prep

Our unique approach to board preparation leads to a 99% first-time pass rate for students.  

Choose Your Online Nursing Degree or Certificate

Which is the right nursing path for you? The Maryville Online nursing curriculum is designed by expert faculty with a focus on employability so you can pursue the path that best fits your interests and career goals. Our graduates are set up for success in diverse healthcare settings. From hospitals to private practice and home care, Maryville nurses stand out for their competence and compassion no matter which path they choose.  

You’re already a valued RN. Our online Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is your path to an even more influential leadership role. Develop advanced skills to assess patient health, present research, and direct nursing teams with confidence, all while maintaining your work-life balance.


“I feel like Maryville is really helping to prepare me for my career path and to become a successful nurse. I’m receiving all the knowledge I need, and I’m also learning how to apply it in a clinical setting.” — Joe B., online RN to BSN student 

Move forward in your nursing career with an online MSN degree. To help you specialize your expertise, our MSN curriculum is structured so that you can choose from five concentrations: psychiatric mental health, family practice, pediatrics, adult gerontology acute care, and adult gerontology primary care. With all our MSN courses being offered online, you can continue working as you learn and complete clinicals locally.


“At Maryville University, we are educating the future of nursing. Our faculty strive to ensure students are challenged to rise to the top, think critically, and be leaders in the profession.” - Dr. Mykale Elbe, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC 

From evidence-based practice to healthcare policy management, our online DNP programs prepare you to practice at the highest levels of the nursing profession. Our online DNP courses are structured to help you build valuable in-demand skills so that you can create meaningful change across the healthcare system.


“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.” - Tiffany N., graduate, Doctor of Nursing Practice 

The nurse practitioner job outlook is strong. As someone who already works in the evolving nursing field, you can see that new opportunities are emerging. That’s why we offer in-demand post-master's certificate programs, so you can specialize in areas that might be outside of your current nurse leadership role but aligned with your deep passion: psychiatric mental health, family practice, pediatrics, adult gerontology acute care, or adult gerontology primary care.


“It’s never going to be a perfect time. I think anybody who has their mind set that they want to do it, just step out and do it. Don’t wait. Just go ahead and do it.” Celena S., graduate, Post-Master's Nurse Practitioner Certificate - Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Dr. Mark Lombardi, president Maryville University

“Student success isn’t just the best measure of a highly successful education. It’s the only measure that matters.”

— Dr. Mark Lombardi, President of Maryville University

Maryville University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
CCNE Accredited
2023-24 Military Friendly® Schools
Money's Best Colleges
Apple Distinguished School
Best colleges U.S. News Nursing (BSN) Programs 2024

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master’s degree program in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice program, and post-graduate APRN certificate 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.

Invest in your future

Nursing jobs are in high demand and offer rewarding salaries. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports a median salary of $73,300 for BSN-prepared RNs and $115,800 for Nurse Practitioners. Earnings can vary based on experience and education, but as the need for skilled nurses grows, so does your potential for a fulfilling career path. 

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Career-focused nursing education designed for your future

Prepare for the next step of your nursing career with an NP program that outpaces expectations. All five of our NP concentrations exceed national pass rates — meaning nurses graduate from our program ready for success.

Read our student success stories, then create your own

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Streamlined admission

Apply with ease, then focus on what’s important — your education

The future is yours, and we’re here to provide support from application through graduation and beyond.


We offer:


  • Flexible start dates
  • No application fee or entrance exams
  • Personalized support
  • Tuition and financial aid opportunities — 93% of full-time students receive financial aid

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