Master's in Nursing
Have you thought about where your nursing career is heading? If you’ve already earned your Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), the next step to specializing your practice is to pursue an advanced education to provide quality health care as a Nurse Administrator or Nurse Educator.
Ohio University’s online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) is a comprehensive and focused program designed for active registered nurses who’ve earned their BSN and want to advance their education while having the flexibility of online courses. This program features a robust core curriculum integrating advanced nursing theory and evidence-based nursing practice through case-driven studies. Coursework is completed 100% online and all clinical requirements can be performed at an approved facility close to where you live or work.
Choose from 3 specialties:
Family Nurse Practitioner
Learn ways to improve health care for the whole family as you further address the unique challenges of patient care for the family unit. Study family assessment and intervention. Focus on nursing care for children and adults, especially women’s health, across their lifespan. Position yourself to improve the quality of health care in under-served markets and care for patients with health disparities. Further examine the role of the family nurse practitioner and your impact on progressing public health services.
Get involved in the business and leadership that takes place behind the scenes. Learn how health care facilities operate through principles of quality patient care and be equipped to handle the demanding staffing requirements under financial constraints. Discover the details of resource management and the leadership role of an administrator. Study health care finance and reimbursement, process excellence, administration theory, and administration practice.
Learn about tools and techniques for staff development to achieve high patient-satisfaction scores. Create accessibility to information about health promotion and disease prevention for patients and their families. Help other nurses become more competent care providers. Apply leadership principles as you explore teaching strategies, develop nursing curriculum, evaluate your team, and prepare to become a future nursing faculty member.
Focused on the Family
The core curriculum for Ohio University’s online MSN program focuses on family and patient-centered care, pathophysiology, health appraisal, pharmacology in nursing, and communication within intro-professional teams. In addition you’ll choose a specialty that fits your nursing practice goals.