ODU School of Nursing is a leader in the use of distance learning technologies for course delivery in the graduate nursing programs. Our online graduate programs are consistently recognized by U.S. News and World Report as being in the top 25% of online graduate nursing programs nationally. We are also a leader in the use of standardized patients for clinical nursing education. A long-standing partnership with the Eastern Virginia Medical School/Sentara Center for Simulation and Immersive Learning enables graduate students to learn critical health assessment and cultural competency skills by interacting with standardized patients.
- Nurse Practitioner: Family, Neonatal, Pediatric Psychiatric-Mental Health
- Clinical Nurse Specialist: Adult Gerontology/Educator, Neonatal, Pediatric
Certification Pass Rate of Advanced Practice Nursing Graduates: 95%
Overall Satisfaction Rate of ODU Nursing Graduates Across All Programs: 97.5%
The Employment Rate Within One Year of Graduation For All Nursing Graduates: 99%
Program Offerings/MSN Role Options:
Family Nurse Practitioner
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist/Educator
Neonatal Clinical Nurse Specialist
Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist
Clinical Nurse Specialists
Plan, direct, or coordinate the daily patient care activities in a clinical practice. Ensure adherence to established clinical policies, protocols, regulations, and standards.
Diagnose and treat acute, episodic, or chronic illness, independently or as part of a healthcare team. May focus on health promotion and disease prevention. May order, perform, or interpret diagnostic tests such as lab work and x rays. May prescribe medication. Must be registered nurses who have specialized graduate education.
Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses
Provide advanced nursing care for patients with psychiatric disorders. May provide psychotherapy under the direction of a psychiatrist.
Obtain and complete the ODU Graduate application online. Do not send application materials to the School of Nursing. All application materials must be completed by the posted deadline for consideration for each concentration area
Please request three references as indicated on the application form using the forms supplied. The references should be former supervisors and faculty
You will need to request that official copies of all your transcripts be sent to graduate admissions
Submission of a goal statement is required. Your goal statement should speak specifically to the concentration area to which you are applying
Submit a current resume that includes all work and education experience, as well as any scholarship or professional activity
Estimated rates for the 2023-24 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.
Ways to Save
Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid
Traineeship funds are occasionally available for qualified students.