St. Louis University

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Distinguishing Characteristics

Graduate program(s)
Name: Degree Type:
Master of Science in Nursing (Advanced Practice) masters
Doctor of Nursing Practice doctorate
Distinguishing characteristics of online program (as submitted by school)

Saint Louis University is a Catholic and Jesuit premier institution. We were one of the earliest programs and have kept variety and flexibility in our programming. Our curriculum is built for the practicing nurse and has been updated to meet AACN and NONPF standards and recommendations.

School type Private
Online grad programs CCNE accredited Yes
Online grad programs NLNAC accredited No
Terms Semester

Program Offerings

Online master's in nursing degree programs 2
Concentrations offered
Nursing practitioner
More specialized departments/concentrations offered
Adult/geriatric – acute
Adult/geriatric – primary
Family/primary care
Pediatric – primary
Psychiatric/mental health

Course Offerings

Credit-granting courses 40


Instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 18 full-time; 32 part-time
Instructional faculty with Ph.D. or terminal degree 83% full-time; 0% part-time
Tenured or tenure-track faculty N/A
Average experience teaching online courses 10 years
Program fully finances faculty training No
Tech staff supporting faculty 4 full-time

Class Size

Average class size N/A
Maximum class size 30

Integration With Campus

Can earn degree entirely online No
Can earn degree entirely abroad N/A
Possible in-person attendance requirements
Orientations No
Group projects/simulations No
Exams Yes
Classes include campus-based students N/A
Collaboration among online and campus students No face-to-face students
Students enroll as online students Online and on-campus students are in separate courses
Faculty who teach online also teach on campus None


One-year retention rates N/A


Graduation rates
Graduation rates
Most frequent duration of time for new students to graduate 3.5 years
Program target time to graduate 3.5 years
Required time to earn degree 5 years

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