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Online Graduate Nursing Degrees and Certificates

Hone the skills to advance your nursing career with online degrees and certificates from Ohio University. Program formats allow you to progress through your studies where and when you want, and include courses that focus on developing the analytical, conceptual and practical capabilities necessary to improve communities' health outcomes in a range of professions. All tracks of study are ideal for registered nurses ready to advance to the next stage of their professional lives.

  • Online coursework and on-campus intensives
  • U.S. News & World Report Best Online Programs - Grad Nursing 2021
  • A Gold-ranked Military Friendly® university
  • CCNE-accredited

Flexible Graduate and Certificate Nursing Programs

At Ohio University, we provide aspiring and current nursing professionals programs and credentials that will help them launch their careers and advance toward leadership positions. Explore the degree and certificate options below to discover the option that fits your goals.

BSN - DNP

  • Online + OCI + clinical hours
  • Duration: 9 semesters
  • Credit hours: 70

This program offers flexibility and hands-on learning for nurses who want a direct path to advanced practice or leadership opportunities.

MSN - AGACNP

  • 100% online coursework + practicum hours
  • Duration: 6 semesters
  • Credit hours: 40

This program equips registered nurses to provide direct patient management and care in acute and complex settings at the advanced practice level. Take classes part-time and prepare for certification as an adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioner.

MSN - DNP

  • Online + OCI + clinical hours
  • Duration: 6 semesters
  • Credit hours: 36

Complete your journey to advanced practice or nursing administration opportunities with flexible online coursework and enlightening practicum hours.

MSN - NE

  • 100% online coursework + practicum hours
  • Duration: 5 semesters
  • Credit hours: 30

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

MSN - NL

  • 100% online coursework + practicum hours
  • Duration: 5 semesters
  • Credit hours: 30

The MSN-NL degree is for working nurses looking to advance into leadership opportunities across health care settings.

MSN - PMHNP

  • 100% online coursework + practicum hours
  • Duration: 6 semesters
  • Credit hours: 40

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

MSN - FNP

  • Online + OCI + clinical hours
  • Duration: 6 semesters
  • Credit hours: 40

Expand your assessment and diagnostic skills to provide advanced practice care in primary care settings. Prepare for FNP certification.

Post-Graduate Online Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate 

  • Online + OCI + clinical hours
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Credit hours: 20

Expand your knowledge of the advanced practice role of the PMHNP through flexible coursework and practicum hours. Program admits once per year.

Post-Graduate Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate 

  • Online + OCI + clinical hours
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Credit hours: 20

Gain the skills and confidence to become a family nurse practitioner (FNP) through flexible coursework and practicum hours. Program admits once per year.

Post-Graduate Nurse Educator Certificate 

  • 100% online coursework + practicum hours
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Credit hours: 14

The Nurse Educator Certificate assists nurses in adding a certification towards becoming nursing faculty members or staff educators in health care facilities. 

Post-Graduate Nursing Leadership Certificate 

  • 100% online coursework + practicum hours
  • Duration: 1.5 years
  • Credit hours: 21

For MSNs who want to advance into nursing and health care management, our flexible coursework and practicum hours prepare you with the necessary skills.

Post-Graduate Adult Gerontology-Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate 

  • Online + OCI + clinical hours
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Credit hours: 20

The AGACP Certificate is for those who already hold a master's degree in nursing and wish to expand into the advanced practice role of the AG-ACNP.

  • 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 College of Health Sciences and Professions

    Ohio University's College of Health Sciences and Professions is one the nation’s largest health-focused colleges. Experiential and interdisciplinary approaches prepare students for careers as tomorrow’s best nurses, hospital administrators and more. As a leader in population health, the College embraces community partnerships to build solutions to the era’s biggest challenges.

    Accreditation

    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.

Top Ranked Programs

The School of Nursing is home of some of the fastest-growing programs in the College of Health Sciences and Professions. 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.

  • #46 Best Online Master’s in Nursing Programs (tie) – U.S. News & World Report1
  • #11 Best Online Master’s in Nursing Programs for Veterans (tie) – U.S. News & World Report1

Expand Your Nursing Skills and Advance

Nurses who earn a graduate degree or post-graduate certificate from Ohio University are often considered preferred candidates by employers after graduation. Whether seeking to become an educator, nurse executive, or progress in a current area of practice, Ohio students can complete their degrees with the confidence that they will have the expertise to achieve their professional goals.

Top Jobs for Skilled Nurses

  1. Chief Nursing Officer – $135,8002
  2. Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner – $125,0003
  3. Nurse Administrator – $104,2804

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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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Sources

  1. Best Online Master's in Nursing Programs. U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved June 26, 2023 from https://www.usnews.com/education/online-education/nursing/rankings.
  2. Average Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) Salary, PayScale. Retrieved March 7, 2023 from https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Chief_Nursing_Officer_(CNO)/Salary.
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