University of Cincinnati Online Masters of Science in Nursing

The University of Cincinnati (UC) is one of the largest public research universities within the U.S. offering online Master of Science in Nursing programs to graduate students.

Founded during 1819, UC established a tradition of offering quality instruction to nursing professionals and other students through programs ranked highly by the Times Higher Education, U.S. News And World Report, Forbes, and the Academic Ranking of World Universities.

Other Top-ranked MSN Programs

1. Kaplan University - MS in Nursing
2. Capella University - MSN - General Nursing
3. Walden University - MSN

UC’s online MSN programs offer the most current information available within the health care industry as well as specialized studies within concentrations include: adult nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist/nurse educator, family nurse practitioner, nurse-midwifery, nursing administrator, psychiatric/mental health nursing, and women’s health nurse practitioner.

Application Requirements

– Completed online application
– Official Transcripts from all attended colleges and universities
– Current and unrestricted RN License
– Completion of a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from an accredited college (with a minimum of “C” within an undergraduate statistics course)
– 3 Letters of Reference
– Goal statement indicating personal, educational, and professional aspirations
– Current resume indicating professional experiences
– Payment of $65 non refundable application fee

Additional application requirements are required for specific concentrations. Applicants must have one year of experience within maternal/child nursing fields with work completed in labor and deliver, gynecology, pediatrics, NICU, newborn nursery, and postpartum experiences to apply for the Nurse-Midwifery program. Applicants must
have one or more years of experience as a nurse to gain entry into the Nurse Practitioner/Clinical Nurse Specialist program.

Tuition

Tuition for online MSN programs available through the University of Cincinnati are calculated per specialty and based upon residency requirements. Tuition for Ohio residents is $457 per credit hour and tuition for non-residents is $467 per credit hour. Tuition includes general fees, campus life fees, information technology, instructional equipment fee, instructional fee, and non-resident surcharges (when applicable).

Tuition for each specialty is as follows:

Adult Nurse Practitioner – Non residents: $31,524;  Residents: $32,214

Clinical Nurse Specialist/Nurse Educator (76 credit hours) – Non residents: $29,693; Residents: $30,343

Clinical Nurse Specialist/Nurse Educator (79 credit hours) Non residents: $30,147 Residents: $30,807
Family Nurse Practitioner – Non residents: $31,524; Residents: $32,214

Nurse-Midwifery -Non-residents: $38,379;  Residents: $39,219

Nursing Administration – Non-residents: $23,755;  Residents: $24,275

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (8 term option) – Non-residents: $31,067; Residents: $31,747

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (9 term option) – Non-residents: $35,180; Residents: $35,950

Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner – Non-residents: $31,981; Residents: $32,681

Additional fees not included in tuition rates include:

Administrative Distance Learning Fee: $275 per quarter
Typhon Fee (one time): $75
Bloodborne Pathogen Insurance: $37 per year
Textbooks: $500-700 per quarter
Preceptor Fee (Nurse Midwifery): $500 per quarter

Financial Aid

The University of Cincinnati offers a number of financial aid options to eligible MSN students who demonstrate need. Financial aid options include:

Federal Loans
– Subsidized Stafford Loans
– Unsubsidized Stafford Loans
– Direct PLUS Loans
State or Federal Grants
– Work Study Programs
Private or Alternative Loans
Scholarships, Assistantships, and Awards
University Graduate Scholarship
UC International Student Grants
TravelNursing.org Scholarships
TEACH Grants
National Scholars Honor Society Scholarships and Awards
Martha Kidd Scholarship Foundation
Reid Hospital Graduate Student Scholarship
Veterans and Dependents Benefits, Scholarships, and Tuition Programs
– Yellow Ribbon Scholarships
– Army Nurse Corps Association Scholarship
Student Employment

Curriculum

The University of Cincinnati offers MSN candidates the ability to increase knowledge, enhance abilities, and strengthen skills within the nursing profession. UC’s world renowned online programs feature a versatile education experience pairing the most innovative information in the field paired with a number of specialization options required to certify as an advanced practice nurse, nurse practitioner, or clinical specialist. Online courses within UC’s MSN programs are led by a team of nursing experts and feature the very best support team available for academic, technical, and administrative educational pursuits. MSN students may concentrate studies within any of the following fields: Adult Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Nurse Specialist/Educator, Nurse-Midwifery, Nurse Administrator, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, or Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing.

Courses within the Adult Nurse Practitioner concentration include: biostatistics for evidence based practice, advanced physiology, pathophysiology for advanced nurse practice, finance and economics of health care, advanced health assessment, pharmacology for advanced nursing practice, theoretical basis for clinical reasoning, health care policy, AANP practicum I, AANP seminar II, research and best evidence for clinical reasoning, differential diagnosis for the advanced practice nurse, AANP practicum II, AANP seminar and capstone, clinical management I, AANP practicum III, AANP seminar III and capstone, and clinical management II.

Courses within the Family Nurse Practitioner concentration include: biostatistics for evidence based practice, advanced physiology and pathophysiology, theoretical basis for clinical reasoning, health care policy, advanced health assessment, pharmacology for advanced nursing practice, the care of well women and children, family nurse practitioner: practicum I, family nurse practitioner: seminar I, research and best evidence for clinical reasoning, differential diagnosis for the advanced practice nurse, family nurse practitioner: practicum II, family nurse practitioner: seminar II and capstone, clinical management I, family nurse practitioner: practicum III, family nurse practitioner: seminar III and capstone, and clinical management II.

Courses within the Clinical Nurse Specialist/Nurse Educator concentration include: advanced physiology and pathophysiology, theoretical basis for clinical reasoning, health care policy, research and best evidence for clinical reasoning, advanced health assessment, pharmacology for advanced nursing practice, symptom management, role integration of the CNS, CNS practicum I, critical care, adult health/gerontology, learning-centered teaching in health care, differential diagnosis for the advanced practice nurse, CNS practicum II, curriculum design and student assessment in health care, finance and economics of health care, CNS practicum III with capstone, and leadership in health care organizations.

Courses within the Nurse-Midwifery concentration include: biostatistics for evidence based practice; advanced physiology and pathophysiology; advanced reproductive dynamics; health care policy; theoretical basis for clinical reasoning; research and best evidence for clinical reasoning; pharmacology for advanced nursing practice; conceptual frameworks for nurse-midwifery; advanced health assessment; primary care of episodic illnesses in women; primary care of episodic illnesses in women practicum; well women for nurse-midwifery; nurse-midwifery practicum I; antepartum care for nurse-midwifery; nurse-midwifery practicum II; intrapartum, postpartum, and newborn care for nurse-midwifery; integration and professional issues for nurse-midwifery; and nurse-midwifery practium III and capstone.

Courses within the Nursing Administration concentration include: biostatistics for evidence based practice, nursing administration seminar, theoretical basis for clinical reasoning, health care policy, organizing and managing health care organizations, leadership in health care organizations, human resource management in health care organizations, nursing administration practium I, research and best evidence for clinical reasoning, nursing administration practicum II, finance and economics of health care, nursing administration practicum III, and strategic leadership in management in nursing administration.

Courses within the Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner concentration include: biostatistics for eveidence based practice, advanced physiology and pathophysiology, advanced reproductive dynamics, advanced reproductive dynamics, health care policy, theoretical basis for clinical reasoning, research and best evidence for clinical reasoning, advanced health assessment, pharmacology for advanced nursing practice, conceptual frameworks for women’s health, primary care of episodic illnesses in women, primary care of episodic illnesses in women practicum, advanced women’s health I, advanced women’s health practicum I, advanced women’s health II, advanced women’s health care practicum II, women’s health in a contemporary society, advanced women’s health practicum III, and MSN capstone project.

Courses within the Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing concentration are unavailable at this time due to certification changes with the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Graduates from UC’s online MSN programs advance to a number of positions as specialists, administrators, or educators in the field of nursing.