The Master of Science in Nursing Nurse-Midwifery online program is designed for working nurses with busy schedules, our online Master of Nursing (MSN) 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.
The MSN Nurse Midwifery program admits students three times per year and typically has between 100-120 students at a time in all cohorts combined, which allows for plenty of one-on-one contact with faculty.
The University of Cincinnati’s online graduate nursing programs are not currently available to students located in Arizona, Louisiana, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island and Tennessee. State restrictions are subject to change. We encourage you to contact the appropriate state licensing agency in your state or the state where you intend to work to seek the most up-to-date information regarding state licensure requirements before starting the program. For more information on restricted states, please visit our State Authorization page.
The most recent year for which graduation data is available is 2014. For students who matriculated that year, the graduation rate was 70%. The student retention rate for 2017-2019 is 89%.
Applicants are reviewed for admission based on their ability to successfully complete their graduate studies, as well as the criteria listed below.
Applications for the online Master of Science in Nursing and online Post-MSN Certificate programs are submitted through NursingCAS.
Official transcripts from all institutions attended should be sent directly to NursingCAS (American Association of College of Nursing). NO TRANSCRIPTS should be sent to the University.
Overall minimum BSN GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. (A comparable level of achievement is expected for other grading systems.)
Three letters of reference
References should come from individuals who can attest to your academic and professional skills. Reference letters should come from educators, managers, supervising physicians or APNs in specialty.
Personal goal statement that is 500-750 words, including:
Each Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program can be done in as little as two years. There are additional options available for several programs that allow students to take these programs at a slower pace. Although these options extend the length of the selected program, they often make it a more feasible option for the student.
The Post-Master’s Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program is a part-time program built to be completed in as little as four semesters, or one year and four months. The Post-Master’s Family Nurse Practitioner program has no set time frame due to the extremely customizable nature of the curriculum.
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 work.
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 is one exception. If you are interested in pursuing the Master of Science in Nursing-Nurse Midwifery, you will have 1 skills intensives that takes place on campus.
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