Nursing – Program Features

Project-Based Learning

Undergraduate students have three options for the BSN degree. One is designed to admit traditional age students as freshmen. The second “fast-track” option is designed for transfer students who have completed 65 hours of liberal arts and science coursework. And the third is Maryville’s RN to BSN completion program for individuals who are licensed nurses who wish to complete the BSN.

The Catherine McAuley School of Nursing prepares undergraduate nursing students in three distinct tracks. The Traditional Day option admits students as freshmen. The Fast Track option is a day format and admits students who have completed 65 credits of the liberal arts and science coursework. The SAOE/Weekend option is a part time evening and weekend program. Students admitted to this track have completed 65 credits of the liberal arts and science coursework.

*Please note according to Section 335.066, RSMo of the Missouri Nursing Practice Act that admission and completion of the BSN program does not guarantee eligibility to take the licensure examination.

Professional Partnerships

Maryville is proud to work with numerous corporate and civic organizations in St. Louis and beyond through partnerships created in support of our academic programs and student opportunities. The list of the University's partners is long, impressive, and ever expanding: Rawlings, Mercy, St. Louis Public Schools, Parkway School District, Edward Jones, Northwestern Mutual, RGA, St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis Blues, and Maritz, just to name a few. Our partners provide students with opportunities to experience hands-on involvement in real-world projects, requiring them to hone market-ready skills even before they graduate. Students also experience a variety of work environments and develop a network of industry contacts through these partnerships, so Maryville graduates often have a competitive edge in the job market. In fact, many of our partners provide valuable internships—which can lead to full-time jobs with the firm or agency.