Master of Science in Nursing
Ohio University’s master of science in nursing program 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. Whether you’re interested in becoming a nurse educator or a family nurse practitioner, the MSN program has a track that’s right for you.
The Ohio University School of Nursing MSN program was approved in 2004 and began admitting students in fall 2005. The program has grown from the first class of 12 to a current enrollment of more than 300. The MSN program is fully accredited through the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and incorporates the American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s (AACN) Essentials for Master’s Education in Nursing. The majority of the students are enrolled in the family nurse practitioner (FNP) program; FNP graduates have a 95 percent pass rate on the national certification exam.
The MSN program offers two formatting options for obtaining an MSN:
- Blended course platform where classes are web-based, but students meet periodically on campus with professors throughout the semester (about once per month)
- Online course platform where courses are completed only online (three campus visits required over the course of the two-year program required for FNP track, two campus visits required for NE track)