The University of Cincinnati College of Nursing is home to 1,500 students pursuing diverse degree programs, from pre-bachelor’s to doctoral. The university began offering distance education online in 2005 and now features numerous online programs, which connect working professionals to an experienced faculty and dedicated support team. The school is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and the Health Information Management program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and the Information Management Education.
The University of Cincinnati offered its first BSN degree in 1916, and two years later it became the first university to offer students academic credit for clinical experience. Then, in 1993, the school initiated its first accelerated RN-MSN program, creating a path for non-nursing degree holders to achieve a Master of Science in nursing.
University of Cincinnati Nurse Practitioner Degrees
- MSN – Clinical Nurse Specialist in Nurse Education: This program prepares students as clinical nurse specialists in a particular discipline, such as diseases, medical environments, patients, procedures, etc. Graduates often work in clinical practice, research, consulting, management, or teaching. This dual degree program combines the nurse specialist curriculum with education, allowing for specialization in Adult Health, Gerontology, or Critical Care. Courses include Scientific Basis for Clinical Reasoning and Pathophysiology for Advanced Nursing Practice.
- MSN – Nurse Midwifery: The Master of Science in Nursing Midwifery degree prepares graduates for a career as a Certified Nurse Midwife. The role of a nurse midwife is to advise women throughout the course of their pregnancy, assist in delivery of the child, and provide care to woman and child post delivery. Nurse midwives work closely with an obstetrician and gynecologist to complete the total medical team. Nurse midwives currently work in hospitals and medical clinics in all 50 states and throughout the world. Courses in the program include Biostatistics for Evidence Based Practice, Advanced Physiology, and Health Policy.
- MSN – Nursing Administration: This program trains registered nurses to facilitate and deliver patient care while managing a team of nurses. Nurse administrators may oversee various organizations, ranging from a small team, nursing units, or an entire department. Courses include Data Management for Advanced Practice Nursing, Finance and Economics of Health Care, and Human Resources Management in Health Services.
- MSN – Psychiatric & Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist or Nurse Practitioner: This program teaches advanced studies in the care and treatment of people with various forms of mental illness. Courses include Health Assessment for Advanced Nursing Practice and Advanced Psychiatric Nursing.
- MSN – Women’s Health: The Masters in Nursing Science, Women’s Health program trains registered nurses advanced methods in the diagnosis and management of medical conditions affecting female patients. Graduates work throughout the healthcare industry.