Nursing Accreditation 

Graduate nursing programs hold approval through the Ohio Board of Nursing, The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), and The Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs. Learn more

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Program Highlights

  • Programs received 10-year accreditation from Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • Clinical skills are practiced in simulated learning environments and in clinical settings.
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice program is online
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Program is a combination  of online, hybrid and in classroom teaching
  • Nurse anesthesia  program is a full time in-residence program
  • Continually update programs offered to respond to community needs
  • Program full time faculty are also employed as advanced practice nurses

Whether you are considering becoming a Family Nurse Practitioner, a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, or an expert who wants to achieve a Doctor of Nursing Practice,  Otterbein University’s graduate nursing programs are designed with the changing roles of nursing  and the healthcare delivery systems in mind.

What makes our programs really stand out is how well our graduates do when they leave our programs.  Nurses graduating from  Otterbein are prepared, competent and confident.  That’s a compliment we hear time and time again from organizations hiring our graduates.

Your Experience at Otterbein

The Doctor of Nursing Practice Program is an online program which includes virtual webinar based meetings.  There are three on campus visits required during the course of the program( orientation, project proposal, & final project presentation).  Some courses have optional face to face sessions as well.

The  Family Nurse Practitioner Program is taught through online, hybrid and on campus classroom course work.  Advanced Assessment and Advanced Procedure Skills courses are taught on campus in our skill’s labs. Students are prepared to enter into their preceptored clinical experiences.

The Nurse Anesthetist Program classes are held at Grant Medical Center, downtown Columbus.  In addition to studying the science and application of anesthesia, we spend time on communication, emotional intelligence and being prepared for the pressures that come with the nurse anesthetist role.  Simulated patient care experiences combine with a high volume of cases and clinical hours to prepare you for practice.

You’ll enjoy the faculty-student relationship as our smaller class size allows for a more intimate experience with your professors. Many of your faculty continue to work as Advanced Practice Registered  Nurses,  bringing a high-level of expertise to the course content that is relevant and applicable to today’s nursing practice. Our faculty consistently collaborate with other professionals in the healthcare care community and serve on boards, present at national conferences, and publish in professional journals.

Our programs value research, political advocacy, evidence based practice and nursing as a practice art. The goal of our Department of Nursing is to prepare lifelong learners who are committed to the profession, the community and to meeting changing health care needs of society.