Maryville University Introduces Graduate Nursing Programs

ST. LOUIS, MO (10/12/2011)(readMedia)-- Maryville University-recently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a Best National University-is now offering nurses the opportunity to advance their education through three online programs. The programs have been designed with practicing nurses in mind to offer convenient, flexible courses that can be completed while continuing to work.

Two master's degrees are offered-Adult-Geriatric Nurse Practitioner (AGNP) and Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)-as well as a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree. The AGNP can be completed in as little as two years, the FNP in just over two years and the DNP in one-and-a-half years.

Offered through Maryville University's School of Health Professions, the online graduate nursing programs have streamlined curriculums to provide a set of core studies and practicum experiences to better prepare nurses for advanced nurse practitioner positions in primary healthcare.

All three programs begin with foundational principles and then advance to nurse practitioner courses-culminating in a capstone sequence. Clinical internship courses are supervised by preceptors (arranged by students and approved by program administration) and completed in healthcare facilities local to the student.

Each program focuses on the appropriately aged client at various stages of wellness and in various community settings, and they all share common goals of preparing nurses to positively influence the health and well-being of those in the community they serve. The nursing program pursues this goal by maintaining sensitivity to ongoing changes in the healthcare needs of our society.

For more information about the Maryville University's online Nursing Practitioner program, curriculum or requirements, visit or contact a school representative directly at 1-877-830-4636.

About Maryville University

Founded in 1872, Maryville University is a four-year, private university located in St. Louis, Missouri, and ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of America's Best Colleges in the National Universities category. Maryville University students may choose from 50 academic programs, including degrees at the bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels. Approximately 3,800 students are enrolled through the College of Arts and Sciences, John E. Simon School of Business, School of Health Professions and School of Education.

Maryville University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

About the School of Health Professions

The School of Health Professions utilizes collaborative partnerships to educate competent, empathetic, caring and reflective practitioners who effectively and ethically address current and future health care needs in a global community.

While the School of Health Professions has multiple accreditations, the nursing program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and is fully approved by the Missouri State Board of Nursing.