Online Graduate Nursing Programs

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UC Online’s graduate nursing programs provide the research, knowledge, and technical skills required to become a leader in the field of nursing. For over a decade, the University of Cincinnati has been a pioneer of online nursing education in Ohio and across the nation. Our programs bring together a wealth of knowledge from industry experts who provide cutting edge research methods that prepare some of the best nurses in the field.

All our online graduate nursing programs are built on flexible schedules for both part-time and full-time students. Each program is accredited both regionally and through the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. With four MSN specialty programs as well as two post-master’s certificates, our College of Nursing can help you take the next step in your career.

The University of Cincinnati is proud to offer a diverse array of online programs designed to help working mid-career nurses gain the skills and expertise required to become leaders in their field. With MSN degrees as well as nurse practitioner courses and post-graduate certificates, these courses can help you launch the next phase of your career.

Distinguished Leadership in Nursing Education

Each graduate nursing program offered through our online college is taught by our committed nursing faculty who exhibit a commitment to exemplary education through their research, advanced instructional methods, and practical application.

Our online nursing programs have been recognized as an Apple Distinguished Program for innovation, leadership, and educational excellence, and UC Online was ranked #11 by U.S. News and World Report for Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs.

Due to our established reputation for excellence in online nursing education, our population of distance students is growing. Today, over 62% of our student body are enrolled in online courses. Most graduate nursing degrees are offered completely online, though a few courses have minimal on-campus requirements for clinical or lab work hours.

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Program Specialties

The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program offers four Nurse Practitioner (NP) specialties including:

·       Adult-Gero Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

·       Family Nurse Practitioner

·       Nurse Midwifery

·       Women's Health Nurse Practitioner

Students enrolling in one of these nurse practitioner specialties should familiarize themselves with the general MSN coursework, as those course requirements will need to be completed before students may begin the NP specialty curriculum.

Post-Master's Nursing Certificates

Nurses who already have an MSN from the University of Cincinnati may enroll in a Post-Master’s Certificate program to obtain their NP specialty. Options include:

·       Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

·       Family Nurse Practitioner

Join One of the Top Online Graduate Nursing Schools in the U.S. and Advance Your Career!

UC Online’s online nursing programs are designed for working adults wishing to accelerate their careers and find leadership roles in their communities. If you think this could be a good fit, request more information today and our admissions counselors will reach out to answer any additional questions you may have.


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