Jun 14, 2021  
Ohio University Graduate Catalog 2013-2015 
Ohio University Graduate Catalog 2013-2015 [Archived Catalog]

Nurse Educator

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Program Overview: The MSN Program provides learners with the opportunity to complete two options concurrently. MS1218 is the code used by those who wish to complete both the nurse educator and the nurse administrator options. Learners would complete the core set of courses (23 credits), the educator option (13 credits), and the administrator option (13 credits).

Admissions Policy: No freshman are admitted to this major code. Prospective students for the MSN Program need the following items for admission consideration: 

  1. Graduate of a nationally accredited prelicensure school of nursing,
  2. licensed as RN in the state of Ohio,
  3. hold a baccalaureate degree,
  4. 3.00 grade point average or better,
  5. resume,
  6. statement of how the MSN fits into professional goals,
  7. evidence of completion of courses in management, statistics, research, and accounting prior to beginning of MSN work,
  8. three letters of recommendation, and
  9. completion of the Graduate Record Exam or the Miller’s Analogy exam if the undergraduate grade point average is lower than 3.20 on a 4.00 scale.

Change Policy: No selective or limited admission requirements.

Transfer Policy: Transfer students must meet the same requirements as those admitted without previous graduate coursework. Coursework can be transferred to the MSN only if:

  • the work was completed no more than five years previous to admission,
  • were graduate level courses acceptable for degree credit at the previous institution and completed with a grade of  B or better,
  • totals no more than eight (8) semester credits hours or 25% of the total required semester credit hours, whichever is greater, and
  • approved by the program faculty with a submission of an official transcript.

Opportunities: Graduates of the combined educator/administrator option would be qualified for entry level positions in a school of nursing or administration in a health care setting. Individuals would be prepared to continue on to doctoral education which would most likely be required if the individual was seeking a tenure-track position in a baccalaureate program.

Program Requirements

To earn the Master of Science in Nursing degree, you must satisfactorily complete required graduate coursework including all core courses and the specific courses for the major option you select.

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