Division of Nursing

EduMed.org ranking graphic 2024.jpgThe Nursing Programs at Mayville State University

Your decision to continue your nursing education is an investment in your future. It is also an investment in the profession of nursing and evolving health care environment. Nurses are well positioned to help bridge the gap between healthcare coverage and access, coordinate increasingly complex care for a wide range of patients, and fulfill their potential to the full extent of their education and training.

Division of Nursing Vision

Through professional preparation, interprofessional collaboration, and advanced nursing education, the vision of the Mayville State University Division of Nursing is to be known for continuing academic excellence, positively impacting the health of individuals and populations across diverse cultures, ages, and environments while advancing nursing knowledge, responsiveness, and leadership.

•The online RN-to-BSN program

Mayville State University RN-to-BSN faculty recognize the value of the Associate Degree preparation for entry into nursing practice and view the online RN-to-BSN program as an opportunity for practicing nurses to continue their education in pursuit of their baccalaureate degree. The Mayville State University RN-to-BSN program is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills to lead the profession as the health care environment continues to evolve. Learning in an online venue will allow you earn your baccalaureate degree and apply your learning to your practice environment. Accept the challenge to become a professional nurse by contributing to, designing, and implementing the future of health care! While this journey may be difficult and challenging at times, the rewards will be well worth the effort.

There are two options for study in the online RN-to-BSN program. Following the full-time plan of study, the nursing courses can be completed in one calendar year (12 months). The part time plan of study is designed for the student who chooses a slower pace and can be completed in two calendar years (24 months). Choose the program designed just for you!

•The online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program

Given the current and ongoing nursing workforce shortage, there is an increased demand for minimum master’s prepared nurse educators to educate the developing nursing workforce at technical, undergraduate and graduate levels in academia and to serve as staff development educators in industry. In addition, for healthcare organizations to provide effective leadership and management within the complex and dynamic health care system of today and to secure and maintain Magnet designation, minimum master’s academic preparation of nurse leaders in these organizations is necessary.

The MSN program prepares registered nurses with broad knowledge and practice expertise that builds and expands on baccalaureate nursing generalist practice. Mayville State University offers two MSN tracks focused on the role of the nurse educator and on nursing leadership and management in addition to graduate certificate programs in both track areas. Development of a fuller understanding of the discipline of nursing through mastery of the Essentials of Master’s Education in Nursing fosters engagement in higher-level practice and leadership in a variety of practice and academic settings. Promoting a commitment to lifelong learning, graduates seamlessly transition into a research or practice-focused doctoral program.

•The online Nursing Graduate Certificates

Stand out in academic and healthcare settings with a Nurse Educator Graduate Certificate from Mayville State University. The Nurse Educator Graduate Certificate prepares the baccalaureate prepared registered nurse for advanced educator roles in academic and practice settings.  Complete graduate coursework (15 SH credits) while working as a baccalaureate prepared nurse to develop enhanced educator skills within a variety of academic and healthcare settings.

Stand out in industry with a graduate certificate in Nursing Leadership & Management for Mayville State University.  The Nursing Leadership & Management Graduate Certificate prepares the baccalaureate prepared registered nurse for advanced nursing roles in healthcare leadership and management. Complete graduate coursework (13 SH credits) while working as a baccalaureate prepared nurse to develop enhanced leadership and management skills within a variety of healthcare settings.



The baccalaureate degree program in nursing and master’s degree program in nursing at Mayville State University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

Officially recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a national accreditation agency, the CCNE is an autonomous accrediting agency, contributing to the improvement of the public's health. CCNE ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate, and residency programs in nursing. 

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