Ohio State University

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Distinguishing Characteristics

Graduate program(s)
Name: Degree Type:
Family Nurse Practitioner masters
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner: Through the Lifespan masters
Doctor of Nursing Practice doctorate
Distinguishing characteristics of online program (as submitted by school)

The OSU College FNP and PMHNP programs are funded by a grant from the Health Resource Service Administration. Grant recipients go through a competitive process which includes a rigorous review of the online program including evaluation of students. Being selected for this highly competitive grant is one more assurance that the online program has been rigorously reviewed by NP experts. Graduates from the program have achieved a 100% pass rate on national certification exams.

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 3
Concentrations offered
Nursing practitioner
More specialized departments/concentrations offered
Family/primary care
Psychiatric/mental health

Course Offerings

Credit-granting courses 29


Instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 11 full-time; 8 part-time
Instructional faculty with Ph.D. or terminal degree 100% full-time; 13% part-time
Tenured or tenure-track faculty 4
Average experience teaching online courses 10 years
Program fully finances faculty training Yes
Tech staff supporting faculty 4 full-time; 1 part-time

Class Size

Average class size 32
Maximum class size 35

Integration With Campus

Can earn degree entirely online No
Can earn degree entirely abroad No
Possible in-person attendance requirements
Orientations Yes
Group projects/simulations No
Exams Yes
Classes include campus-based students Yes
Collaboration among online and campus students Encouraged but not mandatory
Students enroll as online students Yes, but can apply to switch course enrollment to campus-based
Credits earned online equal earned on-campus Yes
Faculty who teach online also teach on campus Majority
Same curricula for online and campus students All


One-year retention rates
One-year retention rates


Graduation rates N/A
Most frequent duration of time for new students to graduate 2.0 years
Program target time to graduate 2 years
Required time to earn degree N/A

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