Master of Science
in Nursing Online

Discover a new way to enjoy nursing

As an experienced BSN, you have solid nursing knowledge in addition to your passion to serve. Now it’s time to expand your nursing expertise and develop your leadership abilities for new professional challenges and rewards as a Family Nurse Practitioner. The OU MSN program offers you:

  • 100% online coursework (plus clinical and residency requirements)
  • Family Nurse Practitioner concentration
  • Robust, comprehensive curriculum from a leader in distance education
  • Program completion in as few as 27-30 months

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Family Nurse Practitioner Specialty

Provide Nursing Care for
Patients, Families, and the Community

You are a firm believer that health care is a family affair. Expand your nursing, critical thinking and clinical decision-making skills with the Ohio University MSN online program. Learn to:

  • Appraise, enhance, maintain and restore family health based on family theory principles
  • Advance health care in under-served communities
  • Improve nursing care for children and adults, focusing especially on women’s health

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Focus on health care business and leadership


Position yourself for advanced nursing practice in the 21st century. The Ohio University MSN online program prepares you to:

  • Identify health care needs across the family life span
  • Effectively apply research findings to treat chronic conditions, particularly obesity and diabetes
  • Employ critical thinking and clinical decision-making skills to make the best health care decisions for the families you serve

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Help other professional nurses excel as care providers.


Just as you need to determine if the online MSN program is right for you, Ohio University needs to determine if you are right for the program. Here are a few of the admissions requirements:

  • A BSN from an accredited college or university
  • GPA of at least a 3.2 on a 4.0 scale (cumulative)
  • Current United States RN license

Due to recent state authorization updates, the Ohio University online MSN program is currently authorized to only accept students residing in Ohio, Kentucky, and West Virginia. We are continually working with new states to become authorized.

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