University of Cincinnati

The University of Cincinnati in Ohio is a public research university with over 40,000 students and 300 academic programs.  Despite being a large, public institution, the 15:1 student to faculty ratio is just one indicator of the personalized learning experience the University of Cincinnati strives to offer.

The college boasts many firsts and discoveries including developing the first antihistamine, electronic organ, oral polio vaccine and claiming the Golden Gate Bridge designer as an alumni.

Overview of Programs, Certificates, and Degrees

  • Offers online bachelor’s through master’s degree programs
  • Campus-based pre-nursing through doctoral degrees and certificate programs
  • Campus based programs usually offer online courses

Online Nursing and Health Care Degrees Review

Nursing programs at the University of Cincinnati strive to offer the best in education and research opportunities to its students.  Core values of the program are Accountability, Integrity, Respect, and Excellence.  The University ranks 6th in the nation for best graduate nursing programs.

Online Bachelor’s Degrees in Nursing

The online Bachelors Degree in Nursing program (BSN) at the University of Cincinnati is available to registered nurses holding a diploma or an associate’s degree.  The course curriculum includes classes in Genetics, Gerontology, Community Nursing, and Leadership and Management in Nursing.   Credit for previous coursework may be awarded upon on in-depth evaluation with an advisor.

Duration and Cost

The program can be completed in one to two years depending on if students choose the full or part time option.  Tuition is $293 to $693 per credit hour for part -time study, and $3473 to $8314 per term for full-time study.

Online Master’s Degree in Nursing (MSN)

Online Masters of Science degrees in Nursing at the University of Cincinnati are designed for the working nurse and offer a wide range of support for nurses through professors, program and enrollment advisors, and facilitators among other staff.  The course utilizes the Blackboard learning system for delivery of online courses.  Master’s degree program specializations available online include:

Adult Nurse Practitioner: Evaluating and treating adults, specifically women, adolescents and the elderly

Clinical Nurse Specialist/Nurse Educator: A well-rounded role for nurses seeking to educate, provide care, and manage health care systems

Family Nurse Practitioner: Nurses serve as the primary care provider for children through adults

Nurse-Midwifery: Alternative medical approach assisting women from pre-natal care throughout the lifespan

Nursing Administration: Focuses on managing nurses and healthcare organizations

Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner: Focus on improving patient’s quality of life, specifically adults

Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner: Work with female patients from puberty through menopause

Duration and Cost

The master’s program can be completed in as little as 2 years with full-time study or longer with part-time study, though the program must be completed within 5 years. Course tuition is $457 to $828 per credit and $4,567 to $8,275 per term for part-time and full-time study respectively.


Most faculty at the University of Cincinnati hold advanced degrees in nursing including nursing PhD and Masters degrees.

Things to consider:

  • An in-person clinical requirement is necessary for the RN to BSN degree option.
  • Some nursing programs require previous experience in an area of study or a minimum amount of time in practice.
  • Several MSN courses require certification upon completion in order to be able to practice.
  • Distance learning students are not eligible for scholarships.


Nursing programs at the University of Cincinnati are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and National League for Nursing (NLN).

University of Cincinnati
College of Nursing
3110 Vine St.
Cincinnati OH 45221-0038