Graduate Nursing

The School of Nursing offers a number of options for advanced nursing preparation:

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The School also offers the Master of Science in Nursing for registered nurses (MSN and RN to MSN) and for individuals with a bachelors degree in another field who wish to become registered nurses (MSN MIDAS program). Most registered nurses may start any semester and take courses part-time in the late afternoons and evenings, MSN MIDAS students start in fall semester (late August) and take  daytime lecture and clinical courses full-time and complete the program in 20 months.

Admission to the MSN program is open to:

  1. Associate degree or diploma prepared registered nurses through the RN to MSN program;
  2. Registered nurses with a BSN and associate degree OR for diploma prepared nurses with a BA/BS via the educational mobility option; and
  3. Individuals with a desire to be a registered nurse who have a bachelor's degree in another field (MSN MIDAS program).

The MSN program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing (OBN).


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Also offered are post-master's options open to qualified individuals:


  • Doctor of Nursing Practice for registered nurses with a Master of Science in Nursing are a BSN and and master's degree in another field
  • Post-master's clinical nurse leader certificate for registered nurses with an MSN
  • Post-master's family nurse practitioner certificate for registered nurses with an MSN and one year of RN work experience