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Online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Elevate your nursing career with one of Ohio University's MSNs.

Online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

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Advance Your Nursing  Career With the Flexibility of Online Courses

Ohio University's Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program is a comprehensive and focused program designed for active registered nurses with a BSN and a passion for career development. Whether you're interested in becoming a nurse educator, nurse leader or nurse practitioner, the MSN program has a track for you.

All the courses in the MSN program are delivered online through synchronous and asynchronous platforms. In addition to online learning, you'll benefit from hands-on learning through clinical hours, teaching experience or practicum hours.

Each MSN track leads to eligibility for its respective certification exam.

Choose Your MSN Path

No matter which MSN option you pursue, you'll get a comprehensive, accredited education from Ohio University's highly ranked nursing programs.

  • MSN Adult Gerontology-Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

    This program equips you to provide advanced patient management and care in acute and complex settings. Take online classes part-time and prepare for adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioner certification.

  • MSN Family Nurse Practitioner

    The online MSN Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN-FNP) helps you build advanced practice skills for primary care settings. You'll prepare to sit for the AANP or ANCC certification exam.

  • MSN Nurse Educator

    Take online classes part-time and sit for the Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) exam. This program is ideal for nurses who want to teach in academic or clinical settings.

  • MSN Nurse Leader

    The online MSN Nurse Leader program expands your skills to include essential nursing leadership capabilities. Explore careers in nursing management, such as a nurse leader or nurse manager.

  • MSN Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

    Develop the skills to provide advanced nursing practice to patients and families with mental health needs. Take online classes part-time and prepare for certification as a psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner.

Compare Ohio University's MSN Programs

Program Duration6 semesters6 semesters5 semesters5 semesters6 semesters
Delivery Format$668 per credit$668 per credit$601 per credit$512 per credit$633 per credit
Credit Hours4040303140
Start DateFallFall, spring, SummerFallFallFall, spring
Hands-on Experience750 practicum hours750 direct care hours500 hours of teaching experience500 hours in a leadership role in a health care facility750 clinical hours

*Tuition and fees are for estimating purposes and are subject to change. 

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Become a Leader in Your Nursing Career with an Online MSN From Ohio University

Ohio University's School of Nursing has established itself as one of the leading nursing schools in Ohio. Our graduates join the workforce prepared to provide excellent evidence-based care. Experienced faculty work directly with students to help them achieve their professional goals and aspirations through a nursing program that includes both online and hands-on learning experiences.

The demand for advanced practice nurses, including nurse practitioners, nurse educators and nurse leaders, is expected to increase over the next several years. The need for MSN-prepared nurses in various practice settings is growing and varies by location.

Accreditations and Rankings for Ohio University's MSN

  • The MSN at Ohio University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Please visit the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education website for more information.
  • U.S. News & World Report has ranked Ohio University among the Top 50 Best Online Master's in Nursing Programs.1
  • Ohio University is among the first universities in the country to be designated as a Collegiate Purple Star campus.2


  1. U.S. News & World Report. Best Online Master's in Nursing Programs. Retrieved August 16, 2023, from
  2. OHIO News. Ohio University Among First in Nation Designated as Collegiate Purple Star Campus. Retrieved Oct. 2, 2023, from