The Cedarville University School of Nursing equips its graduates to use nursing as a ministry for Jesus Christ. Our online, distinctly Christian graduate nursing programs prepare students for advanced nursing practice and healthcare leadership. Offering both a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), these degrees are flexible and allow you to learn in an interactive online community, without having to relocate. You’ll experience a low student-to-faculty ratio with mentoring from highly qualified professors. Known for academic excellence grounded in biblical truth, Cedarville University’s graduate nursing programs expand your competencies in healthcare delivery, leadership, and scholarship to promote optimal healthcare outcomes.
Top 5 in Ohio
U.S. News & World Report listed Cedarville University’s online graduate nursing program in the top 100 programs nationally and top 5 in Ohio.
$3,000 Scholarship Offer
A limited number of $3,000 scholarships are now available to new graduate nursing students with financial need. Apply now to see if you qualify!
Take your next professional step with an online DNP or MSN
Now is the time to start:
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
The DNP is the new standard for advanced practice nursing and leadership in population-based care. And a DNP from Cedarville will increase your opportunity for professional influence and Kingdom impact. Nurse practitioner positions are projected to increase by 45% by 2029 and will become the required degree for becoming a practitioner by 2025. Nurses are assuming leadership roles in healthcare systems around the globe, improving health outcomes and care for patients.
Choose the customizable pathway that is right for you:
BSN to DNP pathway
This pathway allows BSN-prepared nurses to complete a DNP degree in 75-79 credit hours (four years).
MSN to DNP Pathway
This pathway allows MSN-prepared nurses to complete a DNP degree in 35-70 credit hours. The required hours will be determined by an MSN transcript review and your desired track.
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
If you want to lead and serve with excellence as an advanced practice nurse, adding an MSN or graduate certificate from Cedarville is the right choice for your next professional step. Cedarville is preparing nursing professionals who possess the training and skills needed to succeed wherever God has called them to serve. We’ll help you make the most of the gifts God has given you to fulfill His purpose for your life. Plus, you’ll experience flexible, convenient completion options with competitive costs and available financial aid.
Family Nurse Practitioner
The Family Nurse Practitioner area of focus will prepare you to provide primary care across the human lifespan.Family Nurse Practitioner Cost Information MSN FNP FAQ
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
The Pediatric Nurse Practitioner area of focus will prepare you to provide primary care for individuals ages birth to 21.Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Cost Information MSN PNP FAQ
The Nurse Educator area of focus will prepare you to teach in healthcare or educational settings as a nurse educator, staff educator, clinical faculty, and continuing education providers.Nurse Educator Cost Information MSN NE FAQ
Nursing Leadership in Healthcare Improvement
The Nursing Leadership in Healthcare Improvement area of focus will prepare you to effectively serve in nursing leadership as an administrator or manager.Nursing Leadership in Healthcare Improvement Cost Information MSN NLHI FAQ
MSN + MBA Dual Degree
The MSN + MBA dual degree program allows you to add a Master of Business Administration to your graduate nursing degree, equipping you for high-level administrative positions within hospitals, medical offices, and other care facilities.
Cedarville also offers two 12-credit-hour graduate certificates for current M.S.N. students or nurses who already hold an M.S.N. degree.
Certifications and Licensure
Various programs qualify you to sit for national certifications, though authorizations vary by state. Use our interactive certification and licensure map to view each state's authorization status for M.S.N. specializations and links to its state board of nursing website.