March 12, 2018

Are you ready to advance in your nursing career? Don’t miss your chance to join Ohio State’s top-ranked nursing master’s degree program.   

The Ohio State University College of Nursing will continue to accept applications for autumn 2018 admission to the master of science in nursing. This application window will be open for a limited time, from March 12 to April 2. All application materials are due by Monday, April 2, at 11:59 p.m. EDT.

The college is reopening the application for specific specialties, including:

Our master’s in nursing program provides a broad range of clinical and classroom-based education with a strong emphasis on evidence-based practice. You’ll be taught by world-renowned faculty who will provide you with a solid background on the theory and foundations of nursing and expose you to the latest technology and ideas in nursing. 

For more information on the specific admission requirements for the graduate entry, traditional and post-master’s options, please visit our master’s program webpage. 

It’s time to dream, discover and deliver a brighter future for healthcare with Ohio State. 

APPLY NOW 

If you previously started an application and did not complete it by the deadline or received an admission decision for the nursing master’s program for summer or fall 2018, please contact our Student Affairs Office at nursing@osu.edu for information on how you can reapply during this application window.

 

March 10, 2018

The Ohio State University College of Nursing master’s program jumped 10 spots, landing in the top 25 in rankings released today by U.S. News and World Report.

The college moved to 22nd in the rankings, putting it in the top five percent of nursing programs in the country. Rankings were based on quality assessment by deans and graduate studies deans at nursing schools, student selectivity and achievement, faculty resources and research activity. Previous rankings were based solely on peer assessment.

“Our new ranking provides evidence of the exemplary education that we provide in our college,” said Dean Bernadette Melnyk, PhD, RN, CPNP/PMHNP, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN. “Our world-class innovative faculty equip our students with the highest level of skills to transform lives and the future of healthcare.”

Earlier this year, U.S. News ranked the College of Nursing in the top 10 for master’s and undergraduate online education.

The mission of the College of Nursing is to revolutionize healthcare and promote the highest levels of wellness in diverse individuals and communities throughout the nation and globe through innovative and transformational education, research and evidence-based clinical practice. More information is available at nursing.osu.edu.

Full details of the U.S. News rankings and methodologies are available here.

January 16, 2018

For the first time, The Ohio State University College of Nursing ranked in the nation's top 10 for master’s and undergraduate online education, according to 2015 rankings by U.S. News and World Report, announced today.

Ohio State’s online master’s programs in nursing jumped to sixth in the nation for 2015, from 32nd in 2014 and 47th in 2013. Rankings were based on student engagement, faculty credentials and training, peer reputation, student services and technology and admissions selectivity.

Ohio State also ranked eighth for online bachelor’s degree programs, which includes the College of Nursing’s RN to BSN program.

“We are delighted that our outstanding and innovative faculty, staff and curricula have been recognized among the very best in the nation,” said Dean Bernadette Melnyk, PhD, RN, CPNP/PMHNP, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN. “At the College of Nursing, our online students receive the same high-caliber education as students on campus. They graduate from our programs with superb knowledge and skills to promote health and transform healthcare.”

The College of Nursing started the full-time online program in 2010 after receiving competitive federal funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration Bureau of Health Workforce for the development of the Family Nurse Practitioner and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner online programs.

The mission of the Ohio State College of Nursing is to revolutionize healthcare and promote the highest levels of wellness in diverse individuals and communities throughout the nation and globe through innovative and transformational education, research and evidence-based clinical practice. More information is available at nursing.osu.edu.

Full details of the U.S. News rankings and methodologies are available at http://www.usnews.com/education/online-education/nursing/rankings?int=a4f009.

March 10, 2015

The Ohio State University College of Nursing master’s program jumped 10 spots to land in the top 25 in rankings released today by U.S. News and World Report.

 

The college moved to 22nd in the rankings, putting it in the top five percent of nursing programs in the country. Rankings were based on quality assessment by deans and graduate studies deans at nursing schools, student selectivity and achievement, faculty resources and research activity. Previous rankings were based solely on peer assessment.

 

“Our new ranking provides evidence of the exemplary education that we provide in our college,” said Dean Bernadette Melnyk, PhD, RN, CPNP/PMHNP, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN. “Our world-class, innovative faculty equip our students with the highest level of skills to transform lives and the future of health care.”

 

Earlier this year, U.S. News ranked the College of Nursing in the top 10 for master’s and undergraduate online education.

 

The mission of the Ohio State College of Nursing is to revolutionize healthcare and promote the highest levels of wellness in diverse individuals and communities throughout the nation and globe through innovative and transformational education, research and evidence-based clinical practice. More information is available at nursing.osu.edu.

 

Full details of the U.S. News rankings and methodologies are available here.

December 03, 2012

Margaret Graham, PhD, RN, FNP, PNP, associate dean for advanced practice and community partnerships and associate professor at The Ohio State University, has received the 2013 American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) Ohio State Award for Excellence.

 

Graham is active at the state level in moving legislation and policies forward that will allow advanced practice nurses (APN) to provide the citizens of Ohio greater access to care. Her interests include health policy issues related to APNs, health promotion and disease prevention and greater access to graduate education through online delivery methods.

 

An expert nurse practitioner, Graham has educated students on nursing and health policy for more than 30 years. She teaches at the graduate level and practices one day a week with the Ohio State Department of Family Medicine. She is certified as both a family and pediatric nurse practitioner.

 

This annual honor recognizes outstanding achievements by nurse practitioners and nurse practitioner advocates. The AANP State Award for Excellence is given annually to an nurse practitioner in each state who has demonstrated excellence in clinical practice. The Advocate State Award for Excellence is given annually to an individual in each state who has made a significant contribution toward increasing awareness and acceptance of nurse practitioners. Examples of past recipients have been physicians, legislators, educators and more. Nurse practitioners are also eligible for the advocate award for non-clinical practice initiatives related to leadership, precepting, policy, politics, research, education or community affairs. The awards are presented throughout the year in each state, and winners are recognized during the AANP National Conference.

February 17, 2012

Congratulations to The College of Nursing's adult and family nurse practitioner students, who all passed the 2011 certification program of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners on their first attempt! Their score averages were significantly higher than the national averages.

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