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You’re already a professional caregiver.

Now prepare for professional autonomy.

What are you looking for in an online nursing degree program? Career advancement is probably a key factor in your decision to further your nursing education. But that’s just one benefit: Higher education can also lead to higher earnings, increased satisfaction, an expanded professional network, and more.

Explore this site to learn why Maryville University is the right institution to help you achieve your goals and earn your online nursing degree.

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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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Explore our nursing programs

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

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

Why choose Maryville for your online nursing degree program?

You’re looking for an online nursing degree taught by those who know the field — one that sets you up for success and works to fulfill your needs as a student. And you want a combination of convenience and world-class nursing education that can help you achieve your goals in nursing — on your terms.

At Maryville, we have you covered. When you earn your online nursing degree with us, you benefit from our commitment to service, quality, and bravery. We measure our success by yours, so we take a genuine student-centered approach to help you become the best nurse you can be.

We are ranked among America’s best colleges by both U.S. News & World Report and Forbes, and accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

We have online nursing programs at the bachelor’s, master’s, post-master’s certificate, and doctoral levels, and we offer a variety of specializations for our nurse practitioner programs

When you choose Maryville for your online nursing degree, you partner with a highly educated and experienced faculty committed to helping you advance your education and move toward your goals at your own pace — all delivered 100% online.

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.

Maryville University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
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CCNE Accredited

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 Nursing School Master’s Programs for 2023 by The Princeton Review and Best Online Master’s in Nursing Programs by U.S. News & World Report.

Why earn your nursing degree online?

Your schedule is full, but you still want to advance your education and your nursing career. We get that.

That’s why we designed our online experience to be flexible and user-friendly: so you can focus on beginning or advancing your nursing career, not on logistics. Moving forward as a nurse is more achievable than you may have thought.

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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.

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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. Learn more about the support you’ll receive from our Enrollment Advisors and our Student Support Coaches. We’re here for you the whole way!


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.

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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.

What careers can you pursue with your online nursing degree?

Nursing demand is on the rise. As medical progress helps to extend lifespans and the population ages, nurses will be needed in greater numbers. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the population of U.S. citizens age 65 or older grew from 35 million in 2000 to nearly 50 million in 2016. This means plenty of opportunity for nurses of all types and levels.

In addition, chronic illness is on the rise in the United States. By 2025, it is projected to affect an estimated 164 million Americans — nearly half the population — according to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Nurses are needed more than ever, and there’s no sign of demand slowing down. Luckily, Maryville has you covered. With programs at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels, your online nursing degree at Maryville can help you get where you want to be in your nursing career — from wherever you are.

And on top of that, you can specialize your online nursing degree at Maryville, so you can be extra-prepared for the career or practice you want to pursue.

What salary can I expect as a nurse?

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the 2019 median salary was $73,300 for registered nurses with their BSN, and $115,800 for nurse practitioners. Furthermore, the BLS projects the job outlook for nurse practitioners to grow by 45% from 2019-2029, much faster than the national average.

  • Adult-gerontology and pediatric nurse practitioners are ranked in the “Top 10 Highest-Paying Nursing Specialties” according to Scrubs magazine, with typical salaries of $75,000 and up.
  • The need for family nurse practitioners is expected to increase steadily, considering that by 2025, the nation is facing a predicted shortage of at least 100,000 family medicine doctors.

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Meet our online nursing degree faculty.

To become the best nurse you can be, you want to learn from the best — accomplished nurses who have years of hands-on nursing experience in a variety of positions, practices, and settings.

Our online nursing degree instructors are leaders in the field with backgrounds in most every area of nursing and healthcare. With such diversity in faculty and mentors — and our wide array of nursing degrees — we can help you master the skills you need to be successful wherever your nursing career takes you.

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.

Maryville’s online nursing programs require students with an international education background to have their BSN from a CCNE/ACEN accredited program for the MSN & BSN-DNP programs, and their MSN from a CCNE/ACEN accredited program for the Post-Master’s Certificate, DNP & DNP-NP programs. Please reach out to an enrollment advisor for more information.