Nurse Practitioner Programs in Ohio - OH

In Ohio, the term "advanced practice nurse" refers to someone that is a certified nurse practitioner, certified nurse- midwife, certified registered nurse anesthetist, or a clinical nurse specialist. All advance practice nurses in Ohio must practice under the rules of the Ohio State Board of Nursing.

The University of Southern California (Nursing@USC) Master of Science in Nursing (MSN-FNP) program is preparing a new family nurse practitioner (FNP) who will address both the biomedical and social factors affecting patient health. Through a first-of-its-kind integration of nursing and social work education. The program trains FNPs to deliver care across the life span in a variety of primary care settings. Click Here to contact Nursing@USC for more information.

Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Sciences (Nursing@Georgetown) offers an online Family Nurse Practitioner Master's program. Graduates are eligible to sit for the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) Family Nurse Practitioner certification exams. Click here to contact Nursing@Georgetown and request additional information.

Each individual is required to be certified by a National Certifying Organization approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing and possess a Certificate of Authority (COA) to practice in their field. APN's in Ohio do have prescribing privileges for most drugs, however, certain controlled substances cannot be prescribed without the collaboration of a physician. Every APN must practice under the supervision of a physician in the state. They do not have to be in direct contact with the physician, but they must be able to communicate/consult with him or her at all times either in person, over the phone, via the internet, etc.

There are a number of nationally accredited Nurse Practitioner and Nurse Midwifery programs offered online and at campuses throughout the state of Ohio. To become a nurse midwife or nurse practitioner in Ohio, you must complete an accredited, specialized masters level nursing program before you can sit for a certification exam, receive your COA, and begin practice within your field.

Nurse Practitioner salaries in Ohio will depend highly upon your experience and location. According to, nurse practitioners in ohio make will make on average between $69,000 and $94,000 per year. In addition, many employers will pay benefits.

Completion of any of the nationally accredited programs below will put you on track to becoming a certified nurse practitioner or nurse midwife in Ohio. Request information from the schools to learn more.

Featured Online Nurse Practitioner Programs in Ohio

Georgetown University Online Master's in Nursing

Georgetown University’s Online Master’s in Nursing Nursing@Georgetown enables registered nurses with a BSN to earn an MS in Nursing online from Georgetown University and prepare for certification in an APRN specialty. The deadline to apply is approaching. As a Nursing@Georgetown student, you will:

  • Earn your MS in Nursing in as few as 19 months.
  • Choose from one of four APRN specialty areas: AG-ACNP, FNP, NM/WHNP, or WHNP.
  • Gain hands-on clinical experience in evidence-based practice.

Click Here to request information from Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies

Maryville University

Maryville University - St. Louis offers two CCNE accredited online MSN Nurse Practitioner Programs: Family Nurse Practitioner and Adult Geriatric Nurse Practitioner.

Programs Offered Online: MSN - (Family Nurse Practitioner -FNP, Adult Geriatric Nurse Practitioner - AGNP)

Spring Arbor University

The Spring Arbor University MSN programs are in the accreditation process with the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and are accredited by the The Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The MSN - Nurse Practitioner program is designed to prepare graduates to sit for National certification as an Adult and/or Gerontology Nurse Practitioner. Request information about these MSN programs today.

Programs Offered: Online MSN - (Concentrations: MSN/MBA, MSN/Education, MSN/Nurse Practitioner)

Frontier Nursing University - Distance Education

The Frontier Nursing University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of College and Schools. They offer online MSN Programs with post masters certificates in the following areas: Certified Nurse Midwifery (accredited by ACME), Women's Health Care Nurse Practitioner (accredited by the NLNAC). FSMFN also offers an online DNP program accredited by the AACN.

Programs Offered: Online ADN - MSN (Tracks: Nurse Midwifery) , Online MSN - (Tracks: Nurse Midwifery), DNP (Online)

Graceland University - School of Nursing

The RN-BSN, RN to BSN/MSN and MSN programs are CCNE and NLNAC accredited. RN to BSN and RN to BSN/MSN program Practicums can be completed in the student's community.

Online Programs Offered: RN to BSN, RN to BSN/MSN and MSN - (Specializations: Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Educator), Post-Graduate Certificate (Specializations: Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Education), Doctor of Nursing Practice DNP (Online)

Regis University - Loretto Height School of Nursing

The Regis University School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Programs Offered: RN to BSN, RN to MS in Nursing (Tracks: Leadership in Health Care Systems - Management or Education), Online DNP - (Tracks: Advanced Practice Nursing, Advanced Leadership in Health Care)

Campus Based APN Programs in Ohio - Approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing

Capital University

Programs Offered: Clinical Nurse Specialist Tracks

Phone: 614-236-6011

Case Western Reserve University

Programs Offered: Certified Nurse-Midwife, Clinical Nurse Specialist Tracks, Certified Nurse Practitioner Tracks, Certified Nurse Anesthetist

Phone: 216-368-2529

Contact: Carol Savrin or Jack Kless

Franciscan University of Steubenville

Programs Offered: Certified Nurse Practitioner, Education

Phone: 740-284-5249

Contact: Director of Graduate Admissions

Kent State University

Programs Offered: Clinical Nurse Specialist, Nurse Practitioner

Phone: 330-672-7930

Malone College - School of Nursing

Programs Offered: Clinical Nurse Specialist, Certified NP

Phone: 330-471-8166

Contact: Loretta Reinhart, PhD, RN

Medical College of Ohio

Programs Offered: Certified Nurse Practitioner tracks

Phone: 419-383-5800

Mount Carmel College of Nursing

Programs Offered: CNS track, Adult Health and Nursing Education (dual specialty)

Phone: 614-234-5800

The Ohio State University

Programs Offered: Certified Nurse-Midwife program, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Certified NP tracks

Phone: 614-292-4041

Contact: Joyce Roberts, PhD, FAAN, CNM, FACNM

Otterbein College

Programs Offered: Certified Nurse Practitioner tracks

Phone: 614-823-3210

Contact: Judy Strayer, PhD, RN

University of Akron

Programs Offered: Clinical Nurse Specialist, Certified NP, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist

Phone: 330-972-7386 or 330-972-7551

Contact: Charles Barton, MSN, Med, CRNA or Kathleen Ross-Alaalmolki, PhD, RN

Ursuline College

Programs Offered: Certified Nurse Practitioner, MSN- Pallisative Care, Case Management

Phone: 216-646-8166

Contact: Carol Waggoner, PhD

Wright State University

Programs Offered: Clinical Nurse Specialist, Certified Nurse Practitioner

Phone: 937-775-3132

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