Online Programs

Samuel Merritt University offers flexible and convenient online programs designed for nursing professionals to advance their careers while still working full- or part-time.

Advance Your Nursing Career, Online and On Your Schedule

Working as a nurse is rewarding, and we know that it can also be demanding. But this doesn’t mean you have to put your career advancement on hold. Our high-quality online programs allow nursing professionals to pursue their next educational credential while continuing to practice in the field.

Samuel Merritt University has been a leader in nursing education for more than a century, and today that includes robust web-based courses that combine theory and practice. Real-world clinical experiences may also supplement your online learning, allowing you to boost your patient-care skills.

Whether you’re an RN looking to expand into nursing practice or a nurse practitioner seeking leadership opportunities, SMU’s online programs can help you reach your goals on a schedule that works for you.  

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Master of Science in Nursing—Family Nurse Practitioner

In about two years, this online program prepares RNs to provide family-oriented, primary care to patients of all ages and backgrounds.

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Doctor of Nursing Practice

SMU’s clinical-focused doctorate program allows advanced practice nurses to reach the highest levels in their profession.

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Earn an Advanced Degree on Your Schedule

Our online nursing programs provide an enriching, interactive learning environment, while giving students the flexibility to continue doing what they love: working in the field.