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Master of Science in Nursing to Doctor of Nursing Practice

A Top Degree for Healthcare Professionals who Want to Lead

Ohio University's Master of Science in Nursing to Doctor of Nursing Practice program is for dedicated professionals who want to advance their careers with a flexible program. This online, 36-credit program will allow you to customize your education with specializations in either direct patient care as an advanced practiced nurse or indirect patient care as a nurse executive or nurse educator. With both online and field experience, you'll emerge ready to pursue practitioner, leadership, and educational roles.

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A Curriculum Geared to an Advanced Role

With specializations that empower you to tailor your education to your unique interests and needs, the MSN-DNP program instills mastery of both the soft skills and conceptual knowledge required to lead patients, students, and healthcare teams to success.

Choose to customize your education by adding a specialization in either direct patient care as an advanced practiced nurse, or indirect patient care as a nurse executive.

  • Adult Gerontology-Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Nurse Executive
  • Nurse Educator

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. OHIO graduates are well-prepared to meet the healthcare needs of individuals, families and communities of the future.

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Top DNP Careers

  1. Chief Nursing Officer – $135,8001
  2. Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner – $125,0002 
  3. Nurse Administrator – $104,2803
  • 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.

  • About the School of Nursing

    The School of Nursing is home to some of the fastest-growing programs in the College of Health Sciences. Ranked as one of the Best Online Master's in Nursing Programs by U.S. News and World Report, 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.

Support for Military-Affiliated Students

Ohio University is a Military Collegiate Purple Star Award® school and has been named one of the nation’s top Military Friendly® schools for over a decade. Our Veteran and Military Student Services Center provides access to programs and services specifically for military members and their families. In addition, student veterans and active military members are eligible to receive an incentive scholarship of up to 15% for eligible online graduate programs.

As an OHIO online student, you can earn credit for select military experience, training or previous college credit. To learn more about the military benefits available to you, contact us today.

It is not the intent of Ohio University to imply an endorsement by any service branch of the U.S. Armed Forces.

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