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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.

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$5,000 Scholarship Offer

A limited number of $5,000 scholarships are now available to new graduate nursing students with financial need. Apply now to see if you qualify!

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.

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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.

Choose one of these in-demand tracks:
  • MSN-Educator

    Nurse Educator

    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 FAQs
  • MSN-Nursing-Leadership

    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 FAQs
  • M.S.N. + M.B.A. Dual Degree

    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.

    MSN + MBA Dual DegreeCost Information

Graduate Certificates

Cedarville also offers an online 12-credit hour Graduate Certificate in Public Health that will add a public health focus to any bachelor’s degree. 

Cedarville also offers two 12-credit-hour graduate certificates for current MSN students or nurses who already hold an MSN 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 MSN specializations and links to its state board of nursing website.


The School of Nursing's programs are authorized by the Ohio Department of Higher Education and accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, and master's degree program in nursing at Cedarville University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (