Elevate Your Nursing Career with Our Online MSN Degree

At Mercy College of Ohio, we understand the evolving demands of healthcare and the critical role advanced nursing plays in meeting these challenges. Our online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program is designed for registered nurses like you, who are ready to take the next step in their careers. Whether you're aiming to move into leadership, education, or a specialized area of nursing practice, our fully online MSN degree offers the flexibility, accreditation, and comprehensive curriculum you need to succeed.

This online MSN degree program can be finished in six semesters, taking one course at a time for better focus. Each semester is split into 7-week sessions, except for the final one, which extends to 10 weeks for key practicum and capstone courses. You'll have up to five years to complete your degree, starting from your first semester.

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  • Stay where you are. Practicum experiences completed in the student’s geographic location.

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    Tracks: leadership or education

  • Limited requirements. No GRE or on-campus residency required.

  • Online coursework allows you to study whenever, wherever — even while you work full time

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    Semesters: focus on one, 3-credit hour course at a time

  • Accredited by Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

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  • Stay where you are practicum experiences completed in the student’s geographic location

Online MSN Degree: Nursing Leadership and Education Options

Explore the Path to Leadership

Dive into our Leadership track, designed for RNs aiming to elevate healthcare management and policy. Our fully online MSN degree enables you to balance work and study, fostering the skills to lead with confidence. This specialized curriculum is tailored to empower you with advanced leadership techniques and strategic decision-making abilities, preparing you for high-level roles in the evolving healthcare landscape.

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Advanced Nursing Education Track

Join other professionals in our Education track, crafted for those dedicated to shaping the future of nursing education. This online journey offers the flexibility to work and learn simultaneously, ensuring you stay at the forefront of nursing education techniques. Dive into a curriculum that integrates the latest in educational innovation, preparing you to effectively guide and mentor future nursing professionals.

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CCNE Accredited Excellence

Our MSN program, accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, assures quality and recognition, setting a high standard for academic excellence and professional achievement. Embrace the freedom to study anytime, anywhere, perfect for the working professional eager to advance without pausing their career, offering a flexible and accessible path to elevate your nursing credentials.

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Associate Degree or diploma in Nursing to a Master's in as few as three years

Mercy College's RN to MSN online nursing program provides a unique option for students who have an associate degree or diploma in nursing, earned their RN license, and are now ready to achieve an MSN degree. The RN to MSN program is fully online and designed for working nurses. Students can earn their master's in nursing while working full-time. The MSN program offers two tracks for students to choose from: Nursing Leadership and Nursing Education.

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  • “My experience in the MSN program has been amazing. It has opened my eyes to a whole new level of nursing and nursing leadership. With my daughter being born the first night of the semester, online learning was definitely the right choice for me with the self-paced program allowing for work-life, family-life, school-life balance. The faculty are responsive to student needs and the support resources are exceptional.”

    Cory Unverferth
    Manager Infection Prevention & Control Mercy Health St. Rita’s

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