Old Dominion University

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Distinguishing Characteristics

Graduate program(s)
Name: Degree Type:
Nursing - Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist/Educator masters
Nursing - Advanced Practice doctorate
Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner masters
Nursing - Nurse Administrator masters
Nursing - Nurse Executive doctorate
Nursing - Nurse Midwifery masters
Nursing - Women's Health Nurse Practitioner masters
Distinguishing characteristics of online program (as submitted by school)

Faculty highly experienced in providing online instruction; regional advising and faculty support for students throughout state of Virginia; high graduation and certification pass rates; strong reputation for highly accessible and quality graduate nursing programs.

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 7
Concentrations offered
Nursing practitioner
Nursing midwifery
Clinical nurse specialist
Nursing administration/leadership
More specialized departments/concentrations offered
Adult/geriatric – primary
Family/primary care
Women's health

Course Offerings

Credit-granting courses 41


Instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 11 full-time; 21 part-time
Instructional faculty with Ph.D. or terminal degree 73% full-time; 52% part-time
Tenured or tenure-track faculty 7
Average experience teaching online courses 7 years
Program fully finances faculty training Yes
Tech staff supporting faculty 17 full-time; 3 part-time

Class Size

Average class size 20
Maximum class size 20

Integration With Campus

Can earn degree entirely online Depends
Can earn degree entirely abroad N/A
Possible in-person attendance requirements
Orientations Yes
Group projects/simulations Yes
Exams No
Classes include campus-based students No
Collaboration among online and campus students Encouraged but not mandatory
Students enroll as online students School-specific policy
Credits earned online equal earned on-campus Yes
Faculty who teach online also teach on campus All
Same curricula for online and campus students All


One-year retention rates
One-year retention rates


Graduation rates
Graduation rates
Most frequent duration of time for new students to graduate 2.5 years
Program target time to graduate 2.5 years
Required time to earn degree 6 years

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