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Ohio Nurse Practitioner Programs
(found programs from 16 schools)

State Nursing Board: Ohio Board of Nursing

State Nurses Association: Ohio Nurses Association

State Hospital Association: Ohio Hospital Association

Other State Health Associations: Northeast Ohio Hospital Association: The Center for Health Affairs


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Interested in working as a nurse practitioner in Ohio? Consider specializing in primary and/or rural healthcare, two areas that can benefit from an increased number of providers, especially when considering the amount of previously uninsured patients that will have access to services as a result of recent federal legislation.

There are currently just under 4,000 Nurse Practitioners in Ohio (BLS, 2012), all of whom must have a collaborative agreement with an Ohio physician to diagnose and treat illness and to prescribe medication. The average annual salary for a nurse practitioner is Ohio is $87,990 according to the (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2012).

NP programs for Ohio nurses include strictly online programs, such as the nurse practitioner track offered by Georgetown University, and blended or on-campus programs, like the ones offered by:

  • Case Western Reserve University. Case Western offers one particularly unique NP program: a master's-level acute nurse practitioner program with a flight nursing sub-specialty. A cardiovascular nursing sub-specialty is available in the acute care, pediatric and family nurse practitioner programs. Family nurse practitioners and adult-gerontology nurse practitioner can sub-specialize in gerontology.
  • Kent State University. Kent State offers different master's-level NP programs such as: adult health, acute care, pediatric, women's health, adult psychiatric/mental health, family and geriatric.
  • Ohio State University. Ohio State now offers distance-learning options for nurses who want to pursue NP education without leaving their home communities. The family nurse practitioner and psych/mental health nurse practitioner programs are completely online; clinical courses may be completed at suitable locations near students' hometowns.

Programs from Ohio Schools

Listed below are all of the nationally accredited Nurse Practitioner programs with campus locations in Ohio.

Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH)
Program Name: Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP), Adult Nurse Practitioner (ANP), ANP/GNP, Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) (online), Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), FNP/PNP, Gerontological Nurse Practitioner (GNP), Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP), Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP), Psych-Mental Health NP/CNS, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP), Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP)
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
Cedarville University (Cedarville, OH)
Program Name: Master of Science in Nursing
Franciscan University of Steubenville (Steubenville, OH)
Program Name: Family Nurse Practitioner
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
Indiana Wesleyan University (Columbus, OH)
Program Name: M.S. Primary Care Nursing (Columbus)
Kent State University (Kent, OH)
Program Name: Acute Care NP, Adult NP, Family NP, Geriatric NP, Pediatric NP, Women’s Health NP
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Malone University (Canton, OH)
Program Name: Family Nurse Practitioner
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Ohio State University (Columbus, OH)
Program Name: Adult Health & Illness (ANP or CNS or ANP/CNS), Family Nurse Practitioner, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing (NP or CNS), Women’s Health (NP or CNS)
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Ohio University (Athens, OH)
Program Name: Family Nurse Practitioner
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Otterbein University (Westerville, OH)
Program Name: Family Nurse Practitioner
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
The University of Toledo (Toledo, OH)
Program Name: Advanced Practice Nursing
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Akron (Akron, OH)
Program Name: Adult Gerontological Health Nursing - NP, Child and Adolescent Health Nurse Practitioner
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Cincinnati (Cincinnati, OH)
Program Name: Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Master of Science in Nursing - Adult-Gero Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (online), Master of Science in Nursing - Womens Health Nurse Practitioner (online), MSN - Psychiatric NP/CNS (online), Neonatal NP or CNS, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Cincinnati - Online (Cincinnati, OH)
Program Name: MSN - Adult-Gero Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (online), MSN - Womens Health Nurse Practitioner (online)
University of Phoenix (Multiple Locations)
Program Name: Nurse Practitioner (online)
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Ursuline College (Pepper Pike, OH)
Program Name: Adult Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Wright State University (Dayton, OH)
Program Name: Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner (online), Pediatric and Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Accreditation: CCNE accredited

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