New Miami graduate nursing program to start this fall


Miami University Regionals are launching an online Master of Science in Nursing program this fall and an online Doctor of Nursing Practice degree beginning in fall 2024.

Full-time students will be able to complete the MSN program in 21 months, while part-timers should be able to finish in less than three years, said Brooke Flinders, chair and associate professor of Nursing, in a Thursday press release from the university.

“Once the nursing program shifted from a 2+2 program to a traditional four-year, BSN program in 2009, we began to explore the possibilities of creating the master’s program,” Flinders said. “The result was a program that received close to $4 million in funding through Miami University’s Boldly Creative initiative in 2019.”

The master’s program will feature three tracks: Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Educator and Nurse Executive Leadership. The MSN graduates will be able to move on to the Doctor of Nursing Practice program, Flinders said.

While the online program will initially be open only to BSN applicants in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and Illinois, Flinders said there are plans to expand to other states in the future. “The contiguous nature of these states and the number of nursing alumni located within made them logical choices for us to begin offering the program,” she said.

Applications are now open for the MSN program.