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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).

The program has three pre-licensure options. One option is designed to admit traditional age students as freshmen. A second option is the Weekend and Evening college option . The Fast Track option is primarily designed for transfer students who have completed 65 credits of liberal arts and science coursework. In addition, the nursing program has an option for those individuals who already are licensed nurses who wish to complete the BSN. Each option accepts students for the fall semester each year. RN students are accepted each term; procedure for admission is available from the Nursing Office. Transfer students may apply at any time; admission is dependent upon compliance with admission requirements and available space in the courses needed by the student.

To read our Mission, Vision and Philosophy statement, please click here.

To read our Program Outcomes statement, please click here.

Options for Working Professionals

RN Bachelor of Science in Nursing Completion Program
Maryville University recognizes prior nursing education and awards 40 nursing credits by validation of a nursing RN license.

RN-BSN Nursing – Weekend and Evening College

Special Challenge Courses for Licensed Professional Nurses
As an LPN student, you may challenge NURS 204, 205 and 206 for a total of 5 credits. You must register to challenge each course and submit payment of the required fee ($25 per credit hour). Criteria for challenging the courses are available at the Nursing program office.

Online Nurse Practitioner Programs (MSN ANGP/FNP/DNP)
Maryville University’s Online Nurse Practitioner programs are designed to allow nurses to earn our Adult-Geriatric Nurse Practitioner (AGNP), Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) and Doctor of Nurse Practice (DNP) degrees while continuing to work.

Graduate Programs

Master of Science in Nursing
Maryville University offers a 36 to 45 credit-hour program leading to the Master of Science in Nursing. The graduate program has four areas of emphasis including Adult Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner and Nursing Educator.

Master of Science a Concentration in Adult Nurse Practitioner
The purpose of Maryville’s Nurse Practitioner program is to prepare registered nurses for advanced practice positions in Adult Primary Health Care. You will focus on the client at various states of wellness in selected community settings. This concentration will prepare the graduate to take the Adult Nurse Master of Science in Nursing with a Concentration in Practitioner Certification exam.

Master of Science a Concentration in Family Nurse Practitioner
This concentration prepares registered nurses for advanced practice positions,providing direct care for clients throughout their lifespan.  The graduate of this concentration will be eligible to take the Family Nurse Practitioner Certification exam.

Master of Science in Nursing with a Concentration in Nursing Education
The Master of Science in Nursing with an Emphasis in Nursing Education prepares you to teach undergraduate students in schools of nursing. You will also be prepared to assume leadership roles in staff development and will be able to create and deliver innovative programs in health education. The nurse educator specialization track builds upon knowledge and competencies of undergraduate education and experiences as a practicing professional nurse.

Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) Degree

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program prepares advanced practice nurses for complex practice that will enable them to more fully meet the healthcare needs of the community. The program focuses on development of evidence-based practice, and research utilization for the improvement of clinical care delivery, patient outcomes, system management, and organizational leadership to inform health care policy. Graduates of the program are prepared to lead at the highest clinical levels.

For DNP course descriptions, click here.

For DNP Admission requirements, click here.

For DNP progression plan starting spring 2011 semester, click here.

Clinical Work
As a student of the Nursing program, you will attend clinical rotations at many hospitals and health care facilities in the greater St. Louis area including Missouri Baptist Medical Center, St. Luke’s Hospital and St. John’s Mercy Medical Center.

Student Involvement

Graduate Student Council
All graduate nursing students are encouraged to participate in the Graduate Student Council that meets one or two times per semester. The purpose of the council is to discuss issues regarding the graduate program and recommend changes to the faculty Graduate Curriculum Committee.

Student Nurses’ Association
All nursing students are eligible for membership in the Student Nurses’ Association. Members of this organization participate in various charity and service-learning events throughout the year. Student officers attend the National Student Nurses’ Association meeting each year, and members are eligible to run for offices at the national level.

Sigma Theta Tau International–Omicron Iota Chapter
STTI is the national honor society for nursing. It exists to recognize superior achievement in nursing and the development of leadership qualities, and to foster high professional standards. Membership is by invitation only. Students are eligible if they have completed at least one-half of the required nursing curriculum, if they have at least a 3.0 GPA and if they rank in the top 35% of their class. Eligible students will receive an invitation to become a member during the spring semester of their junior and/or senior years in the program. A fee is charged for induction and annual dues.

International Health Education
An important part of health profession education at Maryville is the international study experience. Maryville is committed to providing each student with opportunities for interdisciplinary and international study. The school currently offers an international nursing program at Harlaxton College in Grantham, England. You may participate in the program in the first semester of your senior year, enrolling in courses such as Leadership I, Health Promotion in Community, Nursing for the Community and The British Experience. This program is offered in conjunction with the University of Evansville.


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