Graduate Programs

We are excited that you are considering ODU as a place to continue your learning career!

All graduate nursing programs offered by the Ellmer School of Nursing at Old Dominion University, with the exception of Nurse Anesthesia, are delivered in a hybrid format for distance learning students.  Students complete didactic content online and clinical requirements in their own geographic area. For some programs, students attend on-campus immersion days for intensive workshops and the opportunity to engage face-to-face with faculty, peers, and health care leaders. 

Students may specialize in a variety of roles. Our programs emphasize expertise in theory, research, and advanced nursing practice. Through academic courses and clinical experiences, graduate students are prepared to meet the future's healthcare demand for nurses in advanced practice, leadership and education. 

We hope that you will find our programs to be enlightening, inspiring, and rewarding. If you have any questions, please contact the Graduate Program Director for your area of interest.

We offer you our best wishes and support as you begin your journey through your graduate studies!

Scholarships & Traineeships

There are a wide range of scholarships and traineeships opportunities to help you meet your financial needs.

Graduate Opportunities

Global Initiatives & Study Abroad

Broaden your experience and knowledge.

Interprofessional Community Healthcare Scholars Program

Prepare to collaborate with healthcare professions, and provide care to diverse, underserved populations.


Several awards are given to outstanding graduate seniors each year

Licensure & Certification

See if the ODU Advance Practice MSN program meets eligibility requirements for licensure or certification in the state where you plan to reside after graduation.

CCNE Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Accredited by CCNE

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master's degree program in nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Old Dominion University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

Graduate FAQs

Still have questions about the requirements, workload, scheduling and more?