Accelerated Direct-Entry Master of Science in Nursing
The Accelerated Direct-Entry MSN program allows individuals with a bachelor's degree in a field other than nursing to earn a master's in only five semesters and become a licensed registered nurse and leader at the bedside.
Nurses are positioned to play an important role in solving some of today's most complex health care issues. Our Accelerated Direct-Entry MSN prepares you not only to provide safe, quality patient care, but also to drive improvements to care through collaboration, evidence-based practice methods and effectiveness measures. This program also prepares you to continue your education and become an advanced-practice nurse.
As a student, you will benefit from our rich, 125-plus-year tradition of educating nurse leaders, along with:
- Curriculum focused on leadership at the point of care
- Opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration within the region's only Academic Health Center
- Simulated patient care experiences that prepare you to function independently at the bedside
- Technology-enhanced classroom learning
- Small class sizes
- Built-in NCLEX nurse licensure exam preparation
The Accelerated Direct-Entry MSN admits students for spring start.
- Apply by September 15, 2019.
*Note: Some program deadlines will close early when maximum capacity has been reached.
To enter the program, students must achieve a grade of B-minus or above in the courses listed. In addition, courses must have been completed within the past 10 years. Pharmacology must have been completed within the past year.
- Check the Prerequisite Course Equivalents page for a full list of acceptable courses at UC and other colleges.
|Anatomy & Physiology
|Anatomy & Physiology I and II (semesters) or I, II and III (quarters)
|Human Growth and Development or Child Development|
Microbiology (Elementary Bacteriology)*
Pharmacology with Nursing Component***
|Nutrition for Health and Nutrition Disease****|
|Statistics (Psychology-based statistics not accepted)|
* If taken at the University of Cincinnati, students must first complete Anatomy & Physiology I.
** If taken at the University of Cincinnati, students must first complete Anatomy & Physiology I and II.
*** If taken at the University of Cincinnati, students must first complete Pathophysiology.
**** If taken at the University of Cincinnati, this requirement is satisfied with one course.