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

Nurse Educator & Family Nurse Practitioner

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Program Overview: The MSN Program provides students with the opportunity to complete the educator and family nurse practitioner options. MS1219 is the code used by those who wish to complete both the nurse educator and the family nurse practitioner options. Students would complete the core set of courses (23 credits), the educator option (13 credits), and the family nurse practitioner option (16 credits).

Admissions Policy: No freshman are admitted to this option. 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 4.0 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 nurse educator/family nurse practitioner (FNP) option would have strong education skills to use in their FNP practice and would also be an asset to a school of nursing. The individual is prepared to sit for the national certification exam and when successfully completed to satisfy the requirements for advanced nursing practice in the state of Ohio. The graduate would be prepared to enter a doctoral program in either area.

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