Nursing Schools in Cincinnati

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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As the third-largest city in Ohio, Cincinnati is a region that can provide a range of opportunities for those who want to jump into the nursing field. Many prominent health care organizations and medical institutions have headquarters in Cincinnati, providing research and high-level nursing opportunities to students. With over 298,000 people, Cincinnati has a large potential client base for nurses.

To find nursing schools in Cincinnati, Ohio, simply check out the links below and choose the nursing programs you are interested in learning more about. You can request program information from nursing colleges in Cincinnati, OH directly from our page, simply by submitting a request to the school.There are also a wide variety of schools offering nursing degrees in Ohio.

In general, average nursing salaries in Cincinnati are fairly similar to national averages. The Bureau of Labor Statistics notes that licensed practical nurses earn an average of $43,230 per year and registered nurses claim a median income of $65,580 annually (2016). Those who go into practice as a nurse practitioner report a median salary of $100,260 (BLS, 2016). Nurse anesthetists may be the highest-paid nursing professionals in this city; their average salary is $148,110 per year (BLS, 2016).

Curriculum, Costs, and Financial Aid

Since there are so many different nursing programs in Cincinnati, you may be able to select a school that meets your learning needs and your budget rather easily. Tuition rates tend to be lower at community colleges and public schools than at private schools, but it's good to look at tuition and financial aid for each school you're considering. At The Christ College of Nursing, tuition is just $4,000 per semester. However, students must attend year-round. Ohio students at the University of Cincinnati pay $5,500 per semester. Non-residents can expect to pay over $13,000 per term. At Good Samaritan College, students must pay $499 per credit hour.

Once you are accepted to a Cincinnati nursing school, you can begin the process of applying for scholarships. Many local organizations, health care employers, and schools have nursing grants available for students. Cincinnati Children's awards the William K. Schubert Minority Nursing Scholarship. Another great organization is the Cincinnati Scholarship Foundation. Newcomer Funeral Homes offers a nursing scholarship to those in the Cincinnati community.

Most nursing programs in Cincinnati, Ohio have a curriculum that covers both theoretical and practice-based courses. Some of the theory-based courses you may take include Pathophysiology, Pharmacology, and Nursing Informatics. These courses allow you to learn how disease works in the human body, different types of medications that doctors may prescribe, and how technology is used in nursing documentation and outcomes. Practice-based courses may take you out into the community to work with real patients. These courses include Fundamentals of Nursing Practice, Nursing Management of Patient Needs, and Nursing Health Assessment. By the time you graduate, you'll likely have 700 or more clinical hours.

To find the nursing schools in Cincinnati, Ohio that offer the programs you are looking for, choose the links to nursing degrees you are interested in below, then request program materials from the schools you see.

Life and Career Options in Cincinnati Area

As you begin your path to a nursing career in Cincinnati, consider taking advantage of employment opportunities at local hospital and clinics. Getting experience in these settings as a CNA or health aide can look great on a CV. Furthermore, you may get money towards college through a tuition reimbursement program. Cincinnati Children's reimburses up to $5,000 per year for undergraduates and $7,500 per year for graduate students. TriHealth is another local employers that offers tuition assistance. They are more likely to reimburse students if they are pursuing careers in health care. At The Christ Hospital, employees can receive up to $1,000 per year in tuition assistance.

When you become part of a nursing team, you can learn a lot from your fellow nurses. This is particularly true at Magnet facilities, which are designated by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and offer the highest level of quality nursing care. Cincinnati has several Magnet facilities, including St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Cincinnati Shriners Hospital for Children, and The Christ Hospital.

MSN Programs from Ohio Schools

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

Online programs may not be available in all areas

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Capital University (Columbus, OH)
Program Name: Administration, Legal Studies, MSN/JD, MSN/MBA, MSN/MTS, Nursing Education, Theological Studies
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH)
Program Name: Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP), Adult Nurse Practitioner (ANP), ANP/GNP, Clinical Nurse Specialist - Public Health Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) (online), FNP/PNP, Gerontological Nurse Practitioner (GNP), GNP/Gerontological CNS, Medical Surgical Clinical Nurse Specialist, MSN/Master of Arts in Anthropology, MSN/Master of Arts in Bioethics, MSN/MBA, MSN/MPH, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP), Nurse Anesthesia, Nurse Midwifery, Nursing Informatics, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP), Psych-Mental Health NP/CNS, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP), Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP)
Accreditation: AANA/CANAEP accredited, ACEN accredited, ACNM accredited
Cedarville University (Cedarville, OH)
Program Name: Master of Science in Nursing
Cleveland State University (Cleveland, OH)
Program Name: Clinical Nurse Leader Track (online), Forensic Track (online), MSN/MBA (online), Nursing Education Track (online), Specialized Population Track (online)
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
College of Mount St. Joseph (Cincinnati, OH)
Program Name: Master of Nursing
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Franciscan University of Steubenville (Steubenville, OH)
Program Name: Education Specialist, Family Nurse Practitioner
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
Kent State University (Kent, OH)
Program Name: Acute Care NP, Adult CNS, Adult NP, Adult/Psychiatric-Mental Health NP, Family NP, Geriatric NP, MSN-MBS, MSN-MPA, Nursing and Healthcare Management, Pediatric CNS, Pediatric NP, Psychiatric-Mental Health CNS, Women’s Health NP
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Lourdes University (Sylvania, OH)
Program Name: MSN: Nurse Anesthesia
Accreditation: CANAEP
Malone University (Canton, OH)
Program Name: Clinical Nurse Specialist, Family Nurse Practitioner
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Mount Carmel College of Nursing (Columbus, OH)
Program Name: Adult Health CNS, Nursing Administration, Nursing Education
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Ohio State University (Columbus, OH)
Program Name: Adult Health & Illness (ANP or CNS or ANP/CNS), Clinical Nurse Leader, Family Nurse Practitioner, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Midwifery, Nursing and Health Systems Management, Nursing Science, 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, Nurse Administrator, Nurse Educator
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Otterbein University (Westerville, OH)
Program Name: Clinical Nurse Leader, Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Anesthesia, Nursing Service Administration
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 - CNS, Adult Gerontological Health Nursing - NP, Behavioral Health Nursing - CNS, Child and Adolescent Health Nurse Practitioner, Nursing Anesthesia, Nursing Service Administration
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Phoenix (Multiple Locations)
Program Name: Nurse Practitioner (online)
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Urbana University (Urbana, OH)
Program Name: Master of Science in Nursing
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Ursuline College (Pepper Pike, OH)
Program Name: Adult Nurse Practitioner, Education, Family Nurse Practitioner, Master of Science in Nursing - Adult Health CNS
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Wright State University (Dayton, OH)
Program Name: Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist, Child/Adolescent Health Clinical Nurse Specialist, Clinical Nurse Leader, Community Health Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner (online), MSN/MBA - Administration of Nursing & Healthcare Systems, Pediatric and Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, School Nursing
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Xavier University (Cincinnati, OH)
Program Name: Education Concentration, Forensic Concentration, Health Care Law Concentration, MSN Clinical Nurse Leader Concentration, MSN/ MSCJ Dual Degree, MSN/MBA Dual Degree, MSN/MED Dual Degree, Nursing Administration Concentration, School Nurse Concentration
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Youngstown State University (Youngstown, OH)
Program Name: Clinical Nurse Specialist for Chronic Illness Care, Nurse Anesthesia, School Nursing CNS
Accreditation: AANA/CANAEP accredited, ACEN accredited