Pre-Accelerated Direct-Entry MSN

The Pre-Accelerated Direct-Entry Master of Science in Nursing program prepares individuals with a bachelor's degree in a field other than nursing for a seamless transition into our Accelerated Direct-Entry Master of Science in Nursing program.

Virtual Information Session | Tuesday, Aug. 18, 6-7:30 p.m.

Learn more about the Pre-Accelerated Direct-Entry MSN during a virtual information session with Eileen Werdman, accelerated MSN program director, and Andi Davis, senior academic advisor.

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Why choose the Pre-Accelerated Direct-Entry MSN?

Students who complete their prerequisite courses for the Accelerated Direct-Entry MSN through the Pre-Accelerated Direct-Entry MSN program will receive:

  • Guaranteed admission to the Accelerated Direct-Entry MSN program*
  • A GRE requirement waiver
  • Financial aid opportunities
  • Advising and support throughout both programs

To receive a waiver for the GRE and enter the Accelerated Direct-Entry MSN program, students must complete all courses in the Pre-Accelerated Direct-Entry MSN program at the University of Cincinnati and earn a B-minus or above.

*Upon completion of all Pre-Accelerated Direct-Entry MSN courses, students need to fill out Graduate School application form and pay associated fee to start on the Accelerated Direct-Entry MSN program.


Students can complete this program in three semesters with a full-time courseload.

Pre-Accelerated Direct-Entry MSN Curriculum
Course Code   Course Name Credit Hours
BIOL 2001
Anatomy & Physiology I 4  
BIOL 2002
Anatomy & Physiology II 4
BIOL 323031 C Microbiology 3
EDST 2004 or PSYC 2005 Human Growth & Development or Child Development 3
NBSN 2105 Pathophysiology and Pharmacology for Nursing I 4
NSBN 2106 Pathophysiology and Pharmacology for Nursing II 4
NSBN 2107 Nutrition in Health Care 3
NBSN 3103 Genetics/Genomics for Professional Nursing 3
NBSN 4082 Introduction to Biostatistics for Health Professions 3