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.
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
MSN to DNP Pathway
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.
Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Family Nurse Practitioner
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Nursing Leadership in Healthcare Improvement
MSN + MBA Dual Degree
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 (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).