Ohio MSN Degree
An online Master of Science in Nursing opens up a number of nursing specialties to Ohio RNs. When considering an Ohio RN-MSN program, you’ll want to look for a curriculum and institution that aligns with your goals. Part of this process is asking the right questions. For example, do you want to be a nurse practitioner? Are you interested in a family focus or a gerontological focus? Do you want to be a nurse educator? Will the nurse educator online program prepare you to teach/instruct in a variety of settings?
While you’re searching for answers, take a look at Walsh University’s RN-BSN/BSN-MSN program in Ohio. Registered nurses will be able to choose their specialty, choose to pursue an FNP online in Ohio or a nurse educator online program in Ohio. The program is 100% online with on campus intensives.
Gain a nursing specialty credential from a university located in a great nursing job market. Ohio is one of the states with the highest employment levels of postsecondary nursing instructors and nurse practitioners. In Ohio, the average annual salary for a nurse educator is more than $60,000 per year. Ohio family nurse practitioners earn an estimated $90,000 per year. Enter a profession that is in demand from a well-respected institution.
About Our Online Ohio Nurse Educator Program
The online MSN Nurse Educator/online MSN Family Nurse practitioner program is 63 credits for the Family Nurse Practitioner track and 40 credits for the Nurse Educator Track. Divided between eight-week and 16-week courses, the program is 100% online excluding clinicals. The program may be completed in 6-7 semester full time or 10 semesters part-time. Three intakes per year means you can start your education when you’re ready.
- Length: Complete in as little as 6-7 semesters full time or 10 semesters part time
- Tuition: $685 per credit hour
- Specializations: Master of Science in Nursing - Nurse Educator or Family Nurse Practitioner
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Ohio MSN Admission Requirements
- Submission of a completed Walsh University application.
- A current unencumbered Registered Nurse license(s). One year of experience as a Registered Nurse is preferred.
- Official transcripts documenting a baccalaureate degree in Nursing from a program accredited by a national organization responsible for nursing accreditation (Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACNE), Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or their equivalent. Transcripts should document a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale on all undergraduate coursework. Transcripts must be in English and credentials evaluated when appropriate.
- Completion of an Undergraduate or Graduate Statistics course.
- Two professional letters of recommendation supporting the applicant’s potential for success in the Master’s program from graduate prepared nurses or faculty members who can address the applicant’s potential or ability for functioning in the FNP or Nurse Educator role (clinical skills, critical thinking, independent decision making, collaborative skills with other health professionals, and nursing leadership). Applicants currently enrolled in a nursing program must submit at least one (1) recommendation from a faculty member in that program.
- A resume or CV with your application that includes work experience, educational, leadership and professional organization activities, and scholarly activities, including publications, presentations, research, honors and awards.
- A 1,000-word essay that will serve as the basis for the admission interview with faculty and will be reviewed for writing style and content. It should address the following areas:
- Reasons for seeking advanced education in the MSN program at this time in your career.
- The essay should be typed in APA format and will be evaluated on both the quality of writing and the congruence between stated goals and those of the program.
- Personal and professional attributes that will contribute to your success in the program.
- Academic and career goals and how the MSN education will help you to realize those goals.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are more than 3,000 nurse educators and more than 6,000 nurse practitioners employed in Ohio. Between 2010 and 2015, it was predicted that the demand for nurse educators in Northeast Ohio, alone, would increase by more than 10%. Meanwhile, Ohio legislation is opening up the doors for greater autonomy for nurse practitioners. In 2012, nurse practitioners in Ohio were given the authority to prescribe schedule II drugs such as opioids, depressants and stimulants. More practice flexibility for Ohio nurse practitioners and a distinct need for Ohio nurse educators make the state a desirable area for nurses to work in. In addition, Ohio advanced practice nurses have a number of professional resources available to them by professional associations such as the Ohio Association of Advanced Practice Nurses and the Ohio Nurses Association. Both associations are located in Columbus, Ohio.
Other Ohio neighborhoods for nurse practitioners and nurse educators include:
- Cuyahoga Falls