Online Master of Science in Nursing

Choose YourIdeal Path to
an MSN

Whether seeking new opportunities, professional
development, or enhancing knowledge and skills, you
can find the ideal fit for your unique talents with
two distinct women's health options from UC.

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An MSN With Two Prestigious Specialties

If you are interested in the unique needs of women, wish to enhance your skills, and further your career, then the UC Master of Science in Nursing program offers two distinct options. Choose a specialty which fits your unique talents and skills and learn from faculty who are both educators and practitioners. Highly ranked and accredited, the University of Cincinnati College of Nursing stands tall in a crowded nursing education field.


A Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) is an advance practice nurse who has highly specialized training in a woman’s health. The primary focus for a nurse midwife is to advise women throughout pregnancy, assist in the delivery of the child, and provide continuing medical care to the woman after delivery. They may also care for women throughout their life span, from puberty to menopause. A CNM may also treat male patients in certain areas including STDs and reproductive health issues. Nurse midwives often work closely with an obstetrician and gynecologist to provide support and consultation to patients. They currently practice in hospitals and medical clinics in all 50 states and elsewhere across the world. As a graduate of this program, you will:

  • Be part of a booming profession, as more women discover that nurse midwives are an excellent alternative to the traditional medical model of care.
  • Gain the knowledge and skills needed to earn certification and prescriptive privileges

Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner

A Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner specializes in the diagnosis and management of common and complex medical conditions in female patients. They are dedicated to improving the wellness of this special population throughout the patient’s lifespan, from puberty through menopause. This includes prenatal care, family planning, and screening services. They are also able to perform minor surgeries and procedures. Women’s Health Nurse Practitioners are equipped to work in hospitals, private practice, government organizations, community health organizations, and other health care systems and have varying levels of autonomy. As a graduate of this program, you will:

  • Be part of one of the fastest growing nursing specialties in the country
  • Gain the knowledge and skills needed to earn certification and prescriptive privileges

Accredited and Designed for the Working Nurse

The UC College of Nursing online programs connect working professionals with a dynamic community of dedicated professors, accessible research, and a devoted student support team. These highly specialized programs combine the quality and high standards of UC’s on-campus programs with the flexibility of online studies. The MSN program is CCNE-accredited, and the Nurse-Midwifery specialty program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME).

  • Graduate in as few as 2 years
  • Complete your clinicals in your home community – no campus visits
  • Utilize the Blackboard Online Learning Environment to interface with peers, access course materials, enter discussion forums, and take exams
  • Your comprehensive support system includes Professors, Facilitators, Academic Staff, Program Managers, and Enrollment Advisors
  • Gain valuable, diverse perspectives from fellow graduate nursing students throughout the country

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What Our Students Are Saying...

Karen Garcia, MSN Graduate

"The best part of going to school at UC online is the ability to get the high quality accredited degree from a university such as University of Cincinnati and not leave my small community that I love!"

Rhonda Arena, MSN Graduate

"Being able to complete my education online has been one of the most fulfilling events of my life. I can go to school, take care of family, work and not have to worry about constant travel to and from a brick and mortar college. I have recommended this program and way of studying to several of my friends. Thanks to the University of Cincinnati online Nursing Master's program, I can get the education I want for a successful future I never thought I could attain at my age."