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. I have or am working toward my BSN.
I have or am working toward my BSN.

Choosing a graduate education is a big decision that can generate a lot of questions. Take some time to browse the FAQs to help you determine if this program is the right fit for you. If we haven’t addressed your specific question, please be sure to ask an enrollment advisor either by calling or clicking 1-877-823-1113, completing the form at the top of this page, or using the Live Chat feature on our website.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the faculty’s specialties?
Our program and faculty are focused on preparing MSN students for certification exams and real-world practice. While each faculty member’s focus is different, the School of Nursing prides itself on expertise in women’s health, chronic diseases, vulnerable and underserved populations, and family principles theory.

How long has the Ohio University School of Nursing been in operation?
The School of Nursing has been educating students for more than 40 years. The school seeks to provide students with tools and skills to improve patient outcomes in Ohio and beyond.

Can I apply if I don’t live in the United States?
The online Master of Science in Nursing program is available to international students who have earned bachelor’s degrees abroad but are current residents of Ohio, Alaska, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, or Wisconsin and have passed the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

Do I need state authorization to obtain my MSN at Ohio University?
If you are considering an online program that leads to a professional license in a state other than Ohio, we highly recommend that you contact the appropriate licensing agency in your state to seek information and additional guidance before beginning the program.

Can I take specialty courses before the core courses?
Because the core courses are the foundation for future learning, the program requires you to complete core courses before any specialty courses.

How many courses will I take each semester? How long is each semester?
You can take up to two courses during each 14-week semester.

What kind of technical knowledge do I need?
Since the program is online, it is critical that you are comfortable working with various software applications and the Internet.