Marian Nursing Programs

Achieve Your Nursing Career Goals with a Degree from a Leading Nursing School in Wisconsin.

Rely on Marian University to train you to become a registered nurse or to take your RN career to the next level. Whatever your career aspirations, you have chosen an in-demand profession as the need for qualified nursing professionals has never been greater. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the healthcare industry, in general, will have the highest percentage growth in employment until at least 2026, and this includes nurses.

Online, on-campus, and hybrid programs through our Wisconsin nursing school offer the flexibility today’s professional needs. Build hands-on nursing skills through our traditional campus-based BSN, RN to BSN completion, RN to MSN, Master of Science in Nursing; Family Nurse Practitioner, Master of Science in Nursing; Nursing Administration, and Post-Graduate Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate. For more than 5 decades, we’ve offered values-based, quality nursing education – preparing nurses to meet the changing needs of healthcare communities for generations.

Develop as an in-demand nurse with a degree from Marian University.

Which Marian Nursing Program is Right for You?

Bachelor’s Degrees
Master’s Degree
Certificate Program


RN to BSN Completion

Marian’s online RN to BSN Completion program is perfect for those with an active RN license and either an associate degree or nursing diploma who are ready to advance their nursing education. Marian works with students from states that require board of nursing approval for clinicals. Finish faster with 38 RN license credits and previously completed general education courses.  While RNs from all 50 states may apply, please check our accreditation webpage to see if your state accepts our online RN to BSN program.

  • MPath 7-Week Accelerated program
  • Flexible, convenient, 100% online
  • Licensed RNs from all states may apply
  • Full-time students graduate in as little as 12 months
  • Unique focus on leadership and management
  • Full-time and part-time enrollment available
  • Community-based, precepted clinical experience that can be done in your locale

Bachelor of Science in Nursing, 4 Year

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing offers passionate nursing students hands-on learning in a values-based environment where they can turn their compassion and nursing expertise into thriving careers. Find out more about Marian’s innovative curriculum.

  • On-campus, hands-on interaction in the advanced simulation lab
  • 600 hours of clinical experience with clients across the lifespan
  • Liberal arts core combined with innovative curriculum
  • 65 nursing credits, 25 nursing cognate credits
  • Lab-enhanced, professional guided learning


Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner Track

Become one of the most in-demand healthcare providers with an FNP master’s degree from Marian University. The Family Nurse Practitioner program will prepare you for a primary care career in a growing field through full or part-time study. FNP program combines online courses and regular skill-building visits to campus.

  • MPath 15-Week Semester
  • Hybrid program with trips to campus every other week
  • Theory and practicum offered on-campus
  • Full-time and part-time options
  • Technology-enhanced classrooms & skills lab
  • 25 core MSN credits, 21 FNP specialty credits

RN to MSN Program

Marian’s online RN to MSN program is designed for nurses with an active RN license and an associate degree who desire to advance into leadership positions.  Classes will bridge bachelor’s level learning into advanced graduate-level coursework.  Please check our accreditation webpage to see if your state accepts our RN to MSN program.

  • MPath 7-week Accelerated program (Bachelor’s bridge coursework)
  • MPath 15-week Semester (Master’s level coursework)
  • Pick your track: Family Nurse Practitioner or Nursing Administration
  • Full-time students graduate in as few as 4 years
  • Part-time students graduate in as few as 5 years

Master of Science in Nursing, Nursing Administration Track

Become a leader in your organization that makes a positive impact beyond the patient’s bedside with an MSN degree in Nursing Administration from Marian University.  Our online Nursing Administration program will teach you the business, communication, and management skills needed to lead nursing teams, hospital departments and healthcare organizations.

  • MPath 15-week Semester and 7-week summer option
  • 100% online
  • 19 Core MSN credits, 35 NA Credits
  • No on-campus time required
  • 225-hour practicum course


Post-Graduate Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate

Become a family nurse practitioner through Marian’s Post-Graduate Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate program. If you are a Wisconsin licensed RN who already earned an MSN or DNP, complete the coursework required to take a national FNP certification exam through either the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB). Through the hybrid format, busy nurses learn via a combination of online and on-campus evening coursework.

  • MPath 15-Week Semester
  • Hybrid format
  • 15-30 credits to completion
  • Finish in 24-36 months
  • Meets APRN Consensus Model requirements
  • Qualify for ANCC or AANPCB certification

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing and master’s degree program in nursing at Marian University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

Marian University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.