For nurses, compassion, empathy and critical thinking go without saying. University of Cincinnati nurses build on these traits to become leaders in whichever setting they choose to work.
For over a decade, we have pioneered online nursing education across the nation. Our mission is to ensure our graduates are empowered to think critically; advocate for patients and the profession; and explore, generate and apply nursing knowledge in any setting.
The University of Cincinnati’s online nursing programs are nationally recognized for our academic standards, diversity and inclusion efforts, technology application and research activity. Our programs are taught by doctorally prepared faculty who are practicing nurses, up-to-date clinically.
UC ‘s online MSN programs are ranked #7 in U.S. News & World Report ranking of online graduate nursing programs.
All of our nursing degree and certificate programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
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The Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) Post-Master’s certificate program prepares nurses to provide effective care for patients with complex psychiatric and physical health needs. PMHNPs work with individuals and families to develop a diagnosis and then design, implement and monitor a plan of care. Responsibilities can also include prescribing medication and administering psychotherapy.
This program is offered fully online, but requires students to come to UC College of Nursing campus during the program to network with cohort members, meet faculty and personally experience the high-quality culture and competence of the University of Cincinnati.
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 of psych-specific classes.
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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