Cleveland State University

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Distinguishing Characteristics

Graduate program(s)
Name: Degree Type:
MSN masters
Distinguishing characteristics of online program (as submitted by school)

Our online MSN program offers these specialization tracks: Population Health, Clinical Nurse Leader, Nursing Education, and Forensic Nursing. Thesis and non-thesis options are available. Three MSN courses include required practicum hours, with are arranged by the School in the city in which the student resides. Practica enable students to specialize in their area of concentration and population focus across the lifespan and practice setting.

School type Public
Online grad programs CCNE accredited Yes
Online grad programs NLNAC accredited No
Terms Semester

Program Offerings

Online master's in nursing degree programs 1
Concentrations offered
Clinical nurse leadership
Nursing education
More specialized departments/concentrations offered
Adult/geriatric – acute Oncology
Adult/geriatric – primary Palliative care
Emergency room/trauma Pediatric – acute
Family/primary care Pediatric – primary
Neonatal Psychiatric/mental health
Occupational and environmental health Women's health

Course Offerings

Credit-granting courses 17


Instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 6 full-time; 2 part-time
Instructional faculty with Ph.D. or terminal degree 100% full-time; 50% part-time
Tenured or tenure-track faculty 6
Average experience teaching online courses 5 years
Program fully finances faculty training Yes
Tech staff supporting faculty 7 full-time; 4 part-time

Class Size

Average class size 12
Maximum class size 20

Integration With Campus

Can earn degree entirely online Yes
Can earn degree entirely abroad N/A
Possible in-person attendance requirements
Orientations No
Group projects/simulations No
Exams No
Classes include campus-based students N/A


One-year retention rates N/A


Graduation rates
Graduation rates
Most frequent duration of time for new students to graduate 3.0 years
Program target time to graduate 2 years
Required time to earn degree 6 years

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