University of Cincinnati
2600 Clifton Ave.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45221
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Nursing Programs OfferedAccelerated MSN Programs
Adult Health Nursing - Master's degree
Clinical Nurse Specialist - Master's degree
DNP Programs (Doctor of Nursing Practice)
Family Practice Nurse/Nurse Practitioner - Master's degree
Family Practice Nurse/Nurse Practitioner - Post-master's certificate
Maternal/Child Health and Neonatal Nursing - Master's degree
Nurse Anesthetist - Master's degree
Nurse Midwife/Nursing Midwifery - Master's degree
Pediatric Nursing - Master's degree
Pediatric Nursing - Post-master's certificate
Public Health/Community Nursing - Master's degree
RN to BSN Programs
RN to BSN Program Details
The University of Cincinnati College of Nursing educational mobility program, also referred to as the RN to BSN program, can be entered upon completion of a diploma or associate degree in nursing after a registered nurse (RN) license is obtained. This program was designed to allow individuals to further their education while maximizing the use of their previously earned credits and work experience, creating the shortest path to a bachelor of science degree in nursing.
BSN Program Details
The nurse prepared at the baccalaureate level is a generalist who functions as a practitioner, scholar and leader. In clinical practice, the nurse collaborates with other health care professionals and serves as health teacher and client advocate. By functioning autonomously, the nurse implements the nursing process for individuals, families, groups and communities throughout the life cycle.
Baccalaureate nursing education has, as its foundation, the study of general and cognate courses in the humanities and physical, biological and behavioral sciences. Nursing courses provide for the attainment of knowledge and skills and the development of attitudes and values essential to competent nursing practice and beginning professional leadership. In keeping with the philosophy of the college, the goals of the undergraduate program are to prepare a professional nurse and to provide a foundation for graduate education.
BSN Program Objectives:
-Apply relevant theories from nursing and related natural and behavioral sciences as a foundation for planning holistic care to enhance, modify or support the health patterns of client systems in various environmental contexts.
-Demonstrate critical thinking skills for professional nursing practice as a part of a multidisciplinary team in various environmental contexts.
-Demonstrate communication skills for professional nursing practice as part of a multidisciplinary team in various environmental contexts.
-Demonstrate competence in performing therapeutic nursing interventions.
-Apply the nursing process to address health patterns of diverse client systems in providing outcome-oriented comprehensive nursing care.
-Educate client systems in health promotion, maintenance, restoration and palliation within a framework of community-focused professional practice.
-Use scholarly inquiry to guide professional practice.
-Apply professional roles to enhance the provision and management of holistic care.
-Apply professional standards of practice incorporating legal, ethical and financial accountability.
-Exhibit a commitment to continued learning.
MSN Program Details
The graduate of the master's component of the graduate program will:
-Integrate theoretical perspectives from nursing science and related sciences as a framework for planning holistic care to enhance, modify or support the health patterns of client systems in various environmental contexts.
-Demonstrate competence in advanced nursing practice with focus on direct and indirect delivery of care and evaluation of outcomes for defined client systems.
-Demonstrate critical thinking and effective communication skills for advanced nursing practice as a part of a multidisciplinary team within various environmental contexts.
-Design programs for defined client systems in health promotion, maintenance, restoration and palliation within a framework of population-focused advanced nursing practice.
-Critically appraise available evidence in the planning and delivery of safe and effective care.
-Demonstrate professional roles to operationalize standards of care and to effect change in nursing practice.
-Participate in the political process to influence health and social policy.
-Demonstrate legal, ethical and financial accountability from the perspective of advanced nursing practice and within various environmental contexts.
-Exhibit a commitment to excellence in nursing practice and to advancement of the discipline of nursing through engaging in scholarly inquiry.
Accelerated MSN Program Details
This program is meant for people who hold a degree in an area outside of Nursing and are interested in becoming a registered nurse, then moving through one of our master’s programs. In obtaining the MSN, students progress through three phases of the program.
Doctor of Nursing Practice Program Details
The DNP program is directly related to the mission of the UC CON. The mission, to "develop nurse leaders who are empowered to generate, explore, and apply nursing knowledge for evolving healthcare environments," is epitomized in this curriculum.
The DNP offers an option for nurses who choose to maintain focus on providing leadership in nursing practice. Potential students for this program are committed to a career focused on the direct or indirect delivery of high quality nursing care and the improvement in outcomes of care. The primary areas of emphasis in this program are the advanced practice of nursing, utilizing best evidence in the delivery of nursing practice, and leadership in complex healthcare systems. A highly experienced faculty is dedicated to students’ success.