Otterbein University

Degree Type

Master’s of Science in Nursing (MSN), DNP.

Program Length

28 months, full time

Credit Hours

70 semester hours

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Application Deadline


Program Requirements

Bachelor of Science in Nursing is required.

Current unencumbered licensure as a registered nurse.

Minimum of one year full time experience as a registered nurse in a critical care unit within the last 5 years. Acceptable critical care experience provides applicants with experience in: Interpretation of invasive monitors, Titration of vasoactive infusions, Management of ventilated patients, and Care of acutely ill patients. Not acceptable: Operating Room, Telemetry Unit, or PACU.

A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher for undergraduate course work.

Complete the GRE with satisfactory scores.

Certifications: ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) and CCRN (Critical Care Registered Nurse).

A grade of B or better in an undergraduate statistics course.

Applicants are required to spend a minimum of one day observing a practicing CRNA or anesthesiologist in the Operating Room.


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