Designed for working nurses with busy schedules, our online Master of Nursing (MSN) graduate certificate programs enable you to pursue your professional goals on your own time. Earn your graduate degree without forfeiting your current position. Courses can be completed on a full- or part- time schedule, often in as little as one year.
This certificate allows you to earn the required licensure to advance your career to a leadership position in a high-demand specialization. Admission requirements for certificates differ slightly from the online MSN programs.
The online graduate certificates offered through the College of Nursing are designed for nurse practitioners and other advanced-level nurses who have already earned their master’s degree. Passionate and highly motivated professionals with a goal of working in an advanced specialization will benefit most from these post-master’s certificates.
Applications for our online certificate programs are accepted every semester. Applicants will be reviewed for admission based on their ability to complete this online program and on the criteria listed below.
If you have additional questions regarding the College of Nursing at the University of Cincinnati, we encourage you to read more about our Professional Licensure Information.
University of Cincinnati graduate school online application
Official transcripts from all institutions attended
Three letters of reference from previous educators, managers, supervising physicians and Advanced Practice Nurses in the specialty to which you are applying for admission.
$200 non-refundable matriculation fee required upon acceptance but will be applied to tuition.
Yes. The vast majority of our students work throughout their time in their academic program. It is important to assess course load and financial aid to understand how to balance school and working.
If possible, students may cut down on their work hours during a clinical portion of a program.
Most of our programs do not require onsite visits, but there are a couple of exceptions.
If you are interested in pursuing the Master of Science in Nursing-Nurse Midwifery, you will have two skills intensives that take place on campus. The Post-Master’s Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program has one onsite visit that occurs during the first semester.
Yes. Many of our students qualify for some type of financial aid.
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The University of Cincinnati is one of the first institutions to offer online courses. Innovation in education is at the forefront of what we do. We have expanded the convenience and quality of our online learning to online degree programs. Today, we offer nearly 100 degrees from undergraduate to doctoral programs.
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