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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, FNP, and Post-Graduate Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate.

For more than 45 years, 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.

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    Which Marian Nursing Program is Right for You?


    Bachelor’s Degrees

    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

    Bachelor of Science in Nursing, 3 Year Fast Track

    Marian University offers a 3-year BSN program for students who want to reach their nursing goals sooner. Two summer semesters enable you to finish in 3 years, receiving the same in-depth nursing education foundation as the traditional 4-year students.

    • On-campus, hands-on interaction in the advanced simulation lab
    • 600 hours of clinical experience with clients across the lifespan
    • Two summer semesters = graduate in 3 years
    • 65 nursing credits, 25 nursing cognate credits
    • Lab-enhanced, professional guided learning
    Master’s Degree

    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
    Certificate Program

    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 is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (