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Master of Science in Nursing

Master of Science in Nursing

Ohio University’s Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) 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, nurse leader, or nurse practitioner, the MSN program has a track that’s right for you.

All MSN course work is offered in an online format. Opportunities to interact with faculty and fellow students are offered in both synchronous and asynchronous platforms. Some MSN tracks require brief on campus visits for focused instruction and skill demonstration.

MSN Tracks:


The Master's degree program in Nursing at Ohio University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).


The AGACNP, FNP, and PMHNP degree and certificate programs at Ohio University are intended to prepare students for advanced practice nursing and national certification in those areas. State Boards of Nursing set individual standards for licensure in their state. It is highly recommended that students who seek admission to these programs at Ohio University contact their home state’s Board of Nursing to verify that the desired program and its graduates will meet the eligibility criteria for approval for those credentials. The National Council of State Boards of Nursing has contact information for Boards of Nursing on their site, located here: www.ncsbn.org/.

Application Deadlines:

The FNP program admits students every semester. The Nurse Educator only admits in the Spring, Psychiatric Mental Health NP only admits in the Summer, Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NP and Nurse Leader only admit in the Fall. The application deadlines are typically 2-3 months before the start of each semester and are much earlier than the general Graduate College Deadlines. Please contact the school of nursing at msn@ohio.edu for more specific application deadline information.


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The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master's degree program in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice program and post-graduate APRN certificate programs at Ohio University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education