University of Cincinnati's College of Nursing creates leaders for an industry that craves their expertise. Our students are challenged to be agents for real change by a faculty of experienced, practicing nurses. With our diversified suite of online MSN specialties, graduates are empowered to drastically alter the course of the healthcare industry and the lives of countless patients. Online learning affords our students the flexibility to work in their home community while earning their advanced degree. UC MSN graduates also exceed the national pass rate for certification.
The Clinical Nurse Specialist/Nurse Educator specialty is a truly unique degree program. Traditional CNS programs ignore the essential skill of teaching, but every CNS role requires expert skills to educate patients, staff, and students. Likewise, whereas a traditional Nurse Educator program allows you to become an expert teacher, this advanced degree also makes you an expert at what you teach. This program is ideal for the nurse who likes variety and career options. As a CNS/NE you will focus on the patient/family, nurse/nursing practice, and organization/system in either an academic or clinical setting. This "dual degree” can be earned in just two years!