Online BSN to Doctor of Nursing Practice
Ohio State’s BSN to DNP program positions nurses as leaders ready to transform health care. Students who have previously earned their bachelor of science in nursing will earn both their master’s degree and DNP degree as part of this online program.
BSN to DNP students are eligible for certification in one of the college’s advanced practice specialties, including the new Nurse Anesthesia specialty track. Collaborate with world-class faculty and peers from across the country while taking the next step in your career.
Campus Requirements: 100% online coursework. Students are encouraged to attend an on-campus orientation at the start of the program and are required to present and defend their final project on campus at the conclusion.
Note: Two tracks do incorporate brief on-campus learning opportunities and skill assessments.
Class Format: Most classes are offered in a synchronous format, meaning you have a scheduled date and time you must log in to attend. Synchronous courses typically meet weekly on Wednesdays or Thursdays.
Credit Hours Required: 72
Cost Per Credit Hour: $1,158.58 (includes instructional, general, and program fees). See the full cost breakdown here.
Admission Requirements: Completed Bachelor of Science or Master of Science in Nursing, active RN license, minimum of a 3.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 GPA scale in the last degree earned that is relevant to the program of study, completion of prerequisite course with a B- or higher
Time to Completion: Students attending on a full-time basis can complete the program in 3 years (8 semesters). Those attending part-time can complete the program over 4 years (11 semesters)
BSN to Doctor of Nursing Practice online specialties
In addition to earning your master’s degree and DNP degree, BSN to Doctor of Nursing Practice students are eligible for certification in one of the college’s advanced practice specialties. Students must select a specialty on the program application. Below are the specialties available in an online format:
Family Nurse Practitioner
The FNP role includes preventative healthcare as well as the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of acute and chronic illness. Graduates of this track are prepared to care for individuals and families across the lifespan. Learn more about this track.
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
Neonatal Nurse Practitioners provide healthcare to neonates, infants, and children up to 2 years of age. In this track, you’ll attain the specialized knowledge and skills to provide safe and high-quality care to neonates. Learn more about this track.
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA) provide care to patients in surgical, delivery, and outpatient suites, and any setting where anesthesia is delivered. Learn more about this track.
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners focus on individuals, families, and populations across the lifespan at risk for developing and/or having a diagnosis of psychiatric disorders or mental health problems. The PHMNP provides primary mental healthcare to patients seeking mental health services in a variety of settings. Learn more about this track.