What Are the Online Nursing Education Prerequisites in Ohio?

To work as a nursing educator in Ohio, you need to follow a set of obligatory educational and career steps. A relevant accredited undergraduate degree (ADN or BSN) is mandatory to apply for your Registered Nursing license, which is also mandatory to study for a master's degree (MSN) or doctorate (PhD, DNP, EdD). The graduate program must focus on nursing education or have the option to study that pathway.

Online RN to MSN Nurse Educator Programs

Ohio has a small number of Nurse Educator programs, and most are available online, such as the one at Mercy College. Students will learn diagnostics and treatment, procedure, law and ethics, and assessment.

Entry requirements are:

  • Accredited Associate's Degree
  • Unencumbered RN license which is in date
  • Criminal background check
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Non-native English speakers must demonstrate relevant language proficiency

Online BSN to MSN Nurse Educator Programs

Ohio has a small number of online BSN to MSN Nurse Educator programs, such as the one at Ohio State University. Students will learn about a range of issues from curriculum development and assessment to diagnostics and treatment along with medical skills.

  • A regionally accredited BSN
  • A minimum GPA – typically 3.0 but some could be lower
  • Registered Nursing license (unencumbered)
  • There may be some course entry requirements such as biology or statistics and minimum grades required
  • Proof of English proficiency through certification is required for non-native speakers

Online Doctorate Nurse Educator Programs: DNP, Ph.D., or Ed.D.

There are three doctorate programs for nursing education–a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), a Doctor of Nursing Philosophy (PhD), and a Doctor of Education (EdD).

The DNP is typically for those who want to become practicing doctors, while the PhD is typically for research. The EdD is for those students who want to go on to teach, but these degrees are less common.

Ohio has a few options for these programs available online. For online DNP programs, be sure to look at Ohio University. For PhD programs, there's a good one at Ohio State University.

The admission requirements for entering a doctorate program in nursing education are similar to the requirements for other nursing education programs but you will be required to hold a higher degree (MSN).

Nurse Educator Licensing and Certification in Ohio

Nursing educators in Ohio must adhere to all minimum eligibility standards for their license to maintain that eligibility. This remains the case even for those who will work as full-time educators.

You should also consider becoming certified through the Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) scheme. Though optional, you may find better career prospects in holding one. There are three types:

  • Type one is the CNE: This is targeted at educators in academia
  • Type two is the CNEcl: This is targeted at trainers of professional clinicians
  • Type three is the CNEn: Aimed at novices in both the other two types (less than three years of experience)

Such certification also has minimum eligibility to maintain certification.

RN licensing in Ohio is $75 for the application and $200 for the exam. It is not clear how much endorsement costs. CNE costs one standard price across the US which is $400 for NLN members and $500 for non-members.

Who Hires Nurse Educators in Ohio?

What career options do you have once completed all the steps above?

  • Academic teaching: Working from schools, colleges, and universities around the US teaching prospective medical professionals
  • Professional instruction: Instead of teaching students, you'll teach medical professionals with mandatory ongoing training
  • Private training provider: While you could train medical professionals, you may also be involved in training support staff
  • Charities: Non-profits employ a range of professionals – clinicians and support – who need relevant training. Also, education professionals are required for grant applications
  • Public health professional: Working with groups or the general public to help with their rights or general medical awareness

List of Nurse Educator Degree Programs in Ohio

Ready to find an online or campus-based nurse educator degree program in Ohio? Explore our listings to find the perfect program that matches your academic goals and career aspirations.

Akron, OH

Graduate Certificate Programs
302 E Buchtel Ave
Akron, OH 44325
(330) 972-7111

Athens, OH

Graduate Certificate ProgramsMSN Programs
College of Health Sciences & Professions

Athens, OH 45701
(740) 593-1000

Cincinnati, OH

Graduate Certificate Programs
College of Nursing
2600 Clifton Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45220
(151) 355-8550 x0

MSN Programs
Graduate School of Nursing
3800 Victory Parkway
Cincinnati, OH 45207
(513) 745-3000

Cleveland, OH

Graduate Certificate ProgramsMSN Programs
10900 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44106
(216) 368-2000

MSN Programs
2121 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44115
(216) 687-2000

Columbus, OH

Graduate Certificate Programs
1 College Ave
Columbus, OH 43209
(614) 236-6011

Graduate Certificate Programs
127 S Davis Ave
Columbus, OH 43222
(614) 234-5800

Dayton, OH

Graduate Certificate Programs
3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy
Dayton, OH 45431
(937) 775-3333

Kent, OH

Graduate Certificate ProgramsMSN Programs
1375 University Esplanade
Kent, OH 44242
(330) 672-7930

North Canton, OH

Graduate Certificate ProgramsMSN Programs
2020 East Maple Street
North Canton, OH 44720
(330) 490-7090

Pepper Pike, OH

2550 Lander Rd
Pepper Pike, OH 44124
(440) 449-4200

Sylvania, OH

Graduate Certificate ProgramsMSN Programs
College of Nursing
6832 Convent Blvd.
Sylvania, OH 43560
(800) 878-3210

Toledo, OH

Graduate Certificate ProgramsMSN Programs
2801 W. Bancroft
Toledo, OH 43606
(800) 586-5336

Westerville, OH

Graduate Certificate Programs
1 South Grove Street
Westerville, OH 43081
(614) 890-3000

Youngstown, OH

MSN ProgramsGraduate Certificate Programs
1 University Plaza
Youngstown, OH 44555
(330) 941-3000

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