RN to MSN and BSN to MSN Programs

Qualified RNs in Ohio can advance their careers in less time and with less debt when they complete one of many RN to MSN or BSN to MSN programs. RNs with an associate's degree can fast-pass their way to an advanced degree with the RN to MSN bridge. Bachelor's level courses are completed and then some are applied to the MSN. Similarly, the BSN to MSN offers a no-frills, no-fluff path to earning an advanced degree that saves both time and money. Constructed around busy RNs’ hectic schedules, these bridge options occur in on-campus, online and hybrid delivery methods. Bridge programs may be self-paced or structured so students can find one that best aligns with their lifestyle.

Typical Program Length:

  • 6 full-time semesters or less for an RN to MSN
  • About 4 full-time semesters for a BSN to MSN

Typical Admissions Requirements:

  • ADN or BSN from an accredited university (degree level may vary by program)
  • Minimum GPA of 3.00
  • Application, including an essay 
  • Current, unencumbered license as an RN in Ohio
  • At least one year of clinical experience as an RN 
  • Resume and letters of recommendation 

Accelerated & Master's Entry Nursing Programs

The state of Ohio offers a Master's Entry Nursing Program (MENP) geared toward professionals with a four-year degree in a field other than nursing. The University of Cincinnati is one of several schools in the state that has a direct-entry option. The in-person offering, which is only available on a full-time basis, includes simulations to prepare students to handle a range of patient care situations. The intensive program also readies them to sit for the NCLEX nurse licensure exam. 

Typical Program Length:

  • As much as five semesters in length or 20+ months

Typical Admissions Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university in a non-nursing field
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher and submission of official transcripts
  • Completion of prerequisite courses in science (in the past 10 years)
  • Application, resume, essay or statement of intent 
  • Letters of recommendation

2022 List of MSN Programs in Ohio

Looking for a career that has a starting salary of about $90,000 per year is what a nursing career, with an MSN degree to do for you. MSN nurses specialize in gerontological nursing, pediatric nurse practitioner, community health center nurse, etc., after graduating from the RN to MSN degree programs offered throughout the state. There are about 10 different colleges that offer full-time, part-time and online studies to complete the program in way that is most conducive to your life. Getting your degree could mean more than just advancement, it could mean job security and financial security.

MSN Programs By City:

Akron, OH

Ashland, OH

401 College Ave
Ashland, OH 44805
(419) 289-4142

Athens, OH

Canton, OH

2600 Cleveland Avenue Northwest
Canton, OH 44709
(800) 521-1146

Cedarville, OH

251 N. Main St.
Cedarville, OH 45314
(937) 766-7700

Cincinnati, OH

Cleveland, OH

Columbus, OH

Dayton, OH

Kent, OH

North Canton, OH

MSN Programs
2020 East Maple Street
North Canton, OH 44720
(330) 490-7090

Pepper Pike, OH

Sylvania, OH

College of Nursing
6832 Convent Blvd.
Sylvania, OH 43560
(800) 878-3210

Toledo, OH

Westerville, OH

1 South Grove Street
Westerville, OH 43081
(614) 890-3000

Youngstown, OH

1 University Plaza
Youngstown, OH 44555
(330) 941-3000

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