Nursing

Master of Science in Nursing

Our Master of Science in Nursing programs prepare nurses for advanced-practice roles in a variety of health care settings. Advanced-practice nurses manage health care for patients with a greater level of authority than RNs.

Required Experience

Experience requirements vary by specialty program. For details, view respective program pages.

College graduates with a degree in a field other than nursing can earn a master's in nursing through our Accelerated Direct-Entry MSN program.

Application Deadline

The Master of Science in Nursing program admits students for spring and fall semester start. Online MSN programs also admit for summer semester start. Note: The application window for programs could close early, if maximum capacity is reached.

Master of Science in Nursing Deadlines by Semester Start
  Spring Summer Fall
On-Campus Programs (except Adult-Gero Acute Care and Family NP)
Oct. 4 N/A
March 2 (Priority)
April 1 (Final)
On-Campus Adult-Gero Acute Care and Family NP (with option to take 100% of courses online)
Oct. 25 Jan. 10 (Priority)
Feb. 3 (Final)
 
Online Programs Oct. 25* Jan. 10 (Priority)*
Feb. 3 (Final)*
March 2 (Priority)
April 1 (Final)

*Excludes Adult-Gerontology Acute Care, Neonatal, Nursing Administration and Occupational Health programs

Cincinnati Metro-Area Residents

Individuals who reside in the following counties seeking admission to the Summer 2020 Adult-Gerontology Primary Care or Family Nurse Practitioner cohort must apply to the onsite program using the Cincinnati Metro application. Students in these onsite programs can complete 100% of their coursework online.

  • Ohio: Butler, Clermont, Hamilton, Warren
  • Kentucky: Boone, Campbell, Kenton

Programs

The Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program prepares students to treat patients 13 and older for brief, but severe, episodes of illness, injury, or trauma in hospitals, ambulatory care facilities or short-term stay settings.

This program is offered on campus only.

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The Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program prepares students to care for patients 13 and older for diagnosis and management of common and complex medical conditions.

This program is offered online and on campus. (All courses for the on-campus program can be taken online, if preferred.)

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The Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) program prepares nurses to diagnose and manage common and complex medical conditions in children and adults.

This program is offered online and on campus. (All courses for the on-campus program can be taken online, if preferred.)

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The Neonatal Nurse Practitioner program prepares nurses for acute and chronic management of patients from birth through 2 years old.

This program is offered as a hybrid with core classes online and a required on-site component about twice a semester.

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The Nurse Midwifery program prepares nurses for the primary health care of women throughout their life stages from pre-menarche through menopause.

This program is offered online only.

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The Nursing Administration program prepares nurses to facilitate and deliver quality patient care, while coordinating actions in the workplace and managing and leading a team of health care workers and professionals.

This program is offered online only.

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The Occupational Health program prepares nurses plan, deliver and evaluate occupational health and safety programs and services for working populations.

This program is offered as a hybrid with online courses and a required on-site component at the start of three semesters.

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The Women's Health Nurse Practitioner program prepares nurses to diagnose and manage common and some complex medical conditions in female patients.

This program is offerend online only.

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*Requires a campus visit or visits. See specific program page for details.