School of Health Professions

The Catherine McAuley School of Nursing

A career in nursing is ideal for those who enjoy studying biology/chemistry and want to make a real difference in the lives of others. Want to get started right away? A major advantage of choosing the Nursing program at Maryville University is that, unlike others, candidates are admitted as freshmen.

The curriculum of Maryville’s Nursing program is designed to provide maximum flexibility for full-time, part-time, or online (graduate programs only) study. In addition to providing academic preparation for entry into professional nursing practice through licensure, the Maryville Nursing program also provides you with a basis for graduate study.

About the Nursing Program

The Maryville Nursing program is approved by the Missouri State Board of Nursing and accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. In addition to providing academic preparation for entry into professional nursing practice through licensure, the Maryville Nursing program also provides the student with the foundation for graduate study. The nursing curriculum prepares students to provide preventive, curative and rehabilitative professional nursing care to individuals of all ages, to families, and to the community. The curriculum meets the needs of beginning students and of students holding RN or LPN licensure.

The program can be completed on a full-time or part-time basis through the day program, Weekend and Evening College or online (graduate programs only). Clinical activities are held during the day and evening and on weekends. Students must furnish their own transportation to and from clinical sites.  For certain courses, laboratory, examination and malpractice insurance fees are assessed.

Program Features

A Flexible Program

The nursing curriculum teaches you how to provide promotive, preventive, curative and rehabilitative professional nursing care to individuals of all ages. It meets the needs of both beginning students and of students holding RN and LPN licensure. Flexible scheduling is another advantage of the program with clinical activities and classes available in day, evening and weekend hours. You can complete it on a full-time or part-time basis through a traditional day program, through the Weekend and Evening College program, or online (graduate programs only).

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Professional/Career Opportunities

Nursing is a highly regarded profession. And with over 100,000 vacant positions and an ever-growing need for registered nurses, the career outlook is excellent for nursing. Because of the increasing need for nurses, some hospitals even offer signing bonuses for experienced nurses.

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