The Admissions Process
As you think about becoming a UC Bearcat, you’ll likely have many questions about the admissions process for the online graduate nursing programs. Your dedicated contact will help to answer all of them. The first step in the admissions process is to submit an application through NursingCAS, the Centralized Application for Nursing Programs.
What program level are you interested in?
UC’s five online MSN programs are designed for nurses already holding their BSN who are seeking to reach the next level of their practice. Prerequisites for the MSN programs include:
UC’s two online Post-MSN Certificate programs are designed for nurse practitioners and other advanced-level nurses who have already earned their master’s degree. Prerequisites for the Post-MSN programs include:
Our online nursing programs are nationally recognized for our academic standards, diversity and inclusion efforts, technology application, and research activity.
ANCC certification pass rate for primary care programs
Based on 2022 graduates. Data published 3/10/2023.
NCC certification pass rate for MSN Women's Health NP
Based on all 2022 test takers. Data published 3/10/23.
ACMB certification pass rate for MSN Nurse-Midwifery
Based on 2022 certification exams. Data published 3/10/2023.
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.
Programs can be completed full-time or part-time. Many programs are set up to be part-time, with most containing fewer than 10 credit hours in any given semester. We know you have a lot going on, so want to make sure that school can fit into your schedule. Note: There are some exceptions.
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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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