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Bachelor of Science in Nursing to Doctor of Nursing Practice

Step into an Advanced Role

Ohio University's Bachelor of Science in Nursing to Doctor of Nursing Practice (BSN-DNP) program, which began in 2017, is geared toward baccalaureate-level professionals already working in the field.

This online, 70-credit program with limited On Campus Intensives allows students to customize their education with specializations in either direct patient care (AG-ACNP, FNP or PMHNP) or indirect patient care as a nurse executive (as an NE or NL). Courses include explorations of health policy, quality and safety in population health, and epidemiology for advanced nursing practice.

Upon completion, you'll emerge ready to pursue practitioner, leadership, and educational roles.

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Customize Your Education

Ohio University's BSN-DNP program is geared toward working nurses who want to propel their careers to new heights. Courses in the program include explorations of health policy, quality and safety in population health, and epidemiology for advanced nursing practice.

Advanced Pharmacology

Focuses on pharmacotherapeutics across the lifespan with emphasis on clinical decision making by advanced practice nurses. Laws governing prescriptive authority and privileges of advanced practice nurses are addressed. Emphasis on prescriptive decisions with the context of outcomes, safety, quality and costs.

Quality and Safety in Population Health

Explores theoretical foundations and frameworks for population health and quality improvement. Focuses on equitable health policies to promote diversity, equity and inclusion. Examines impact of community-based population health and risk mitigation strategies or initiatives.

Epidemiology and Population Health for Advanced Nursing Practice

Examines the importance of epidemiology in prevention of disease and promotion of health as related to advanced nursing practice. Focus on applying epidemiological data to develop strategies related to culturally appropriate population health care and promotion.

Step into an Advanced Role

With additional training in nursing education, many practitioners with a DNP have also moved into an educational setting as nursing faculty. After graduation, you will be well-prepared to meet the healthcare needs of individuals, families and communities of the future.

Top 4 DNP Jobs

  1. Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist – $183,5801
  2. Chief Nursing Officer – $135,8002
  3. Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner – $125,0003
  4. Nurse Administrator – $104,2801
  • Online Learning Experience

    No matter what your career goals are, Ohio University can help you get there. We offer a wide range of online graduate programs specifically for professionals who are ready for their next step. Complete focused courses and maintain your work and personal responsibilities by studying when and where it's convenient for you. As a student, you'll learn alongside fellow leaders and have access to the same expert faculty and leading-edge curriculum as you would on campus.

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  • About the School of Nursing

    The School of Nursing is home of some of the fastest-growing programs in the College of Health Sciences and Professions. Ranked among the Best Online Master's in Nursing Programs by U.S. News and World Report4, we offer innovative and accessible programs including online RN to BSN, online MSN and Online DNP degrees as well as traditional on-campus BSN programs on the Ohio University campuses of Athens, Chillicothe, Eastern, Southern and Zanesville.


    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.

Financial Aid and Scholarships 

OHIO is committed to offering affordable, competitive tuition and has been recognized for the fourth consecutive year as a best-value university by U.S. News and World Report. We offer financial aid to all students who qualify – our FAFSA code is 003100. 

In addition, alumni and corporate partners are automatically eligible to receive a scholarship of up to 15% through our incentive program for any of the included online graduate degree or certificate programs. Contact our admissions team for more details.


  1. "Nurse Anesthetists, Nurse Midwives, and Nurse Practitioners," Occupational Outlook Handbook, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Retrieved March 7, 2023 from
  2. Average Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) Salary, PayScale. Retrieved March 7, 2023 from
  3. "The Most Comprehensive Data About Nurse Practitioners (NPs) and the NP Role," American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Retrieved March 7, 2023 from
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