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Nursing - Master of Science

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1585 Neil Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210
phone: 614-292-4041
fax: 614-247-8618
email: nursing@osu.edu

The Master of Science degree program in nursing provides a broad clinical and classroom-based education with a strong emphasis on patient-centered practice. Several options are available which give students a solid background in theory and foundations of nursing, and expose them to the latest technology and ideas in nursing.

By entering our graduate program, you will become a part of one of the nation’s premier research universities. Our students have access to exceptional faculty and research facilities and the support services of a large university, while benefiting from the high degree of personal attention and student interaction usually found in much smaller departments.

There are two options available leading to the Master of Science in nursing:

  1. The Traditional Master of Science option provides an opportunity for students with a baccalaureate degree in nursing, or those licensed as a Registered Nurse with a non-nursing bachelor's degree, to earn a Master of Science in nursing.
  2. The Graduate Entry option provides an opportunity for students with a baccalaureate degree in a major other than nursing, and who are not already licensed as a Registered Nurse, to earn a Master of Science in nursing.

Graduates of the program are eligible for certification as a Nurse Midwife, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Clinical Nurse Leader or Nurse Practitioner in a variety of different specialties.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to visit the https://online.osu.edu/state-authorization-eligibility/program-search/msn or email us at nursing@osu.edu to find out whether their program of interest is available in their home state. Please check back often, as the College and University are aggressively pursuing authorization in all 50 states. Residents outside of the U.S. are not able to participate in distance learning programs.