University of Cincinnati

Degree Type

Master of Science in Nursing.

Program Length

28 months, full time

Credit Hours

71 semester hours

Starting Month


Application Deadline


Program Requirements

Bachelor of Science in Nursing is required.

A non-restricted RN license is required in order to apply to the program. Non-restricted Ohio and Kentucky RN licenses required upon acceptance into the program.

Minimum of one year of full-time critical care/intensive care experience as a RN within the last three years. Acceptable critical care settings include adult and pediatric intensive care units only. Priority is given to candidates currently working in a high acuity, large hospital ICU setting. The following units are not accepted as critical care experience: Neonatal ICU, ICU step-down, Operating Room, Post-anesthesia care unit, Invasive radiology/cardiology, or Emergency Room.

Science GPA of 3.0 or higher.

On the revised GRE, a minimum score of 150 for Verbal Reasoning and a minimum score of 150 on Quantitative Reasoning are preferred. On the older GRE, a minimum combined score of 1000 (verbal and quantitative) and a minimum score of 4.5 on the analytical writing sections are expected. The GRE must be completed within the last 5 years.

Certifications: ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) is required for admission, PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) and CCRN (Critical Care Registered Nurse) is required for admission.

Experience shadowing a CRNA.


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