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Master of Science in Nursing

Program Details

The online MSN degree program from Old Dominion University provides registered nurses with the knowledge and skills required to advance their careers and pursue leadership positions in the field. In order to suit their personal interests and career goals, students may choose one of the following concentrations:

  • Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist/Educator
  • ​Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
  • Nurse Administrator
  • Nurse Midwifery
  • ​Pediatric Nurse Practitioner


  • A current unencumbered/unrestricted license as a registered nurse in Virginia or a Compact State.
  • A bachelor of science in nursing (or RN with a bachelor's degree in a related field).
  • Satisfactory completion of an undergraduate statistics course and an undergraduate physical/health assessment course.
  • One year of current clinical nursing experience, preferably post-baccalaureate.
  • If GPA is below 3.5, then satisfactory achievement on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE) taken in the past five years.
  • In certain courses, you will be required to travel to ODU's main campus in Norfolk, Virginia (usually once in the semester) for training or testing. The final, demonstrated comprehensive exam must also be completed at main campus.

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Collegiate Commission on Nursing Education (CCNE)


This program is not available in the following states: Washington.