Online Graduate Degree Programs

Online Master of Science in Nursing

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1. I have or am working toward my BSN.

2.We currently only accept students who reside in Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, California, Michigan, or Indiana. Do you live in one of those states?

3. Which master's program concentration are you interested in?

Why choose the Ohio University’s online MSN?

We’ve designed our 100% online MSN program to meet the needs of practicing RNs like you: hard-working professionals with the drive to advance their expertise. Our robust core curriculum integrates advanced nursing theory with evidence-based nursing practice, allowing you to immediately apply new skills in the field. You can also complete all of the program’s clinical requirements at an approved facility close to where you live or work.

As a student in the online Family Nurse Practitioner program, you’ll benefit from three on-campus intensives. The first is an orientation, which is held at the beginning of the program; the second is a clinical on-campus intensive associated with advanced physical assessment skills; and the third is a clinical on-campus intensive associated with integrated assessment, clinical management, and certification preparation.

Nurse Educator students will experience two on-campus intensives. An orientation, at the beginning of the program and a clinical on-campus intensive associated with the integration of the Nurse Educator role and certification preparation.

Enroll in our online MSN program, where you can build the expertise - and the professional network - essential for lasting success in a high-growth field.

Rankings and Accreditation

relavent iconOhio University ranks 1st in Ohio for nationally competitive awards won by its students.
U.S. News & World ReportOhio University is ranked among the nation’s top research universities in the 2015 edition of “America’s Best Colleges” by U.S. News & World Report.
Higher Leaning CommissionOhio University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).
CCNEThe MSN program at Ohio University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Industry Growth and Career Opportunities

Employment for nurse practitioners is expected to grow 31 percent from 2012 to 2022, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, much faster than the average for all occupations.

Growth is expected because of an increase in demand for health care services. Several factors, including health care legislation, a larger population of insured patients, an increased emphasis on preventive care, and the large, aging baby boomer population will contribute to this demand.

Health care practitioners’ employment by educational requirement

Master’s degree
Employment 27.1%
2012 2022
543.2 690.5 Projected Increase
Postsecondary non-degree award
Employment 23.5%
2012 2022
1,362.9 1,683.2 Projected Increase
Associate degree
Employment 21.5%
2012 2022
3,688.2 4,481.8 Projected Increase
High school diploma or equivalent
Employment 21.4%
2012 2022
531.2 644.7 Projected Increase
Doctoral or professional degree
Employment 19.4%
2012 2022
1,500.4 1,791.7 Projected Increase
Bachelor’s degree
Employment 15.8%
2012 2022
423.7 490.8 Projected Increase

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Curriculum

The Nurse Educator concentration focuses on evidence-based instructional strategies and teaching techniques, as well as role development of the nurse educator.
The NE specialty will give you the opportunity to:
  • Acquire advanced knowledge of nursing theory and practice
  • Understand the design, delivery, assessment and evaluation of nurse education programs in a variety of settings
  • Focus on evidence-based methods to solve real healthcare challenges through nursing education
  • Position yourself to sit for the NLN CNE exam upon graduation

Concentration Courses

  • Curriculum Development in Nursing — 3 credits
  • Academic Role — 3 credits
  • Teaching Strategies — 3 credits
  • Teaching Experience — 4 credits
  • Capstone Experience — 2 credits

The Family Nurse Practitioner specialty aims to prepare RNs to serve diverse communities with unique needs. It particularly addresses the challenges of patient care for the family unit.

The FNP specialty will give you the opportunity to:

  • Study family assessment, intervention, and education
  • Focus on nursing care for children and adults across their lifespan
  • Position yourself to improve the quality of health care in underserved communities and for patients with health disparities
  • Further examine the role of the family nurse practitioner and its impact on increasingly complex public health services

Concentration Courses

  • Advanced Maternal and Child Care — 6 credits
  • Primary Care of Adults and Older Adults — 8 credits
  • FNP in Practice — 7 credits
  • Capstone Experience for NPs — 2 credits
The Ohio University online master’s in nursing program features a robust core curriculum that integrates advanced nursing theory and evidence-based nursing practice through case-driven studies. Coursework is completed 100% online, plus clinical requirements.

  • Theoretical Basis of Practice — 3 credits
  • Assessment and Intervention in Family Care — 3 credits
  • Analyzing Evidence-based Practice for APN — 3 credits
  • Pathophysiology in Nursing — 3 credits
  • Advanced Health Appraisals — 3 credits
  • Advanced Pharmacology  — 3 credits

The Ohio University online master’s in nursing program features a robust core curriculum that integrates advanced nursing theory and evidence— based nursing practice through case— driven studies. Coursework is completed 100% online, plus clinical requirements.

Core Courses:

  • Theoretical Basis of Practice — 3 credits
  • Assessment and Intervention in Family Care — 3 credits
  • Analyzing Evidence-based Practice for APN — 3 credits
  • Pathophysiology in Nursing — 3 credits
  • Advanced Health Appraisals — 3 credits
  • Advanced Pharmacology  — 3 credits

The Family Nurse Practitioner specialty aims to prepare RNs to serve diverse communities with unique needs. It particularly addresses the challenges of patient care for the family unit. The FNP specialty will give you the opportunity to:

  • Study family assessment, intervention, and education
  • Focus on nursing care for children and adults, with an emphasis on women’s health
  • Position yourself to improve the quality of health care in underserved communities and for patients with health disparities
  • Further examine the role of the family nurse practitioner and its impact on increasingly complex public health services

Concentration Courses

  • Advanced Maternal and Child Care — 3 credits
  • Primary Care of Adults and Older Adults — 3 credits
  • FNP in Practice — 4 credits
  • Capstone Experience for NPs — 2 credits

The Nurse Educator concentration focuses on evidence— based instructional strategies and teaching techniques, as well as role development of the nurse educator.

Concentration Courses

  • Curriculum Development in Nursing — 3 credits
  • Academic Role — 3 credits
  • Teaching Experience — 4 credits
  • Teaching Strategies — 3 credits
  • Capstone Experience — 2 credits
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