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How long will it take for me to complete CSU College of Law’s Online J.D. program?

The Online J.D. can be completed part-time in as little as 3 years and 3 months (10 semesters).

How many start dates does CSU College of Law’s Online J.D. program have per year?

Cleveland State University intakes its Online J.D. students each year in the Fall.

How many credit hours are required for CSU College of Law’s Online J.D. program?

This program requires 90 credit hours of online coursework (synchronous and asynchronous) as well as practical, experiential learning hours to graduate.

Is CSU College of Law’s J.D. program 100% online?

The coursework is delivered 100% online, both synchronously and asynchronously. You are also required to complete practical, experiential learning hours via externships, clinics and on-campus residencies to practice what you learn in theory in the virtual classroom.

What is the difference between a lawyer and an attorney?

All attorneys are lawyers, but not all lawyers are attorneys. Attorneys who have passed the bar exam can act as legal representatives for their clients in a court of law. Lawyers have been educated in the law but have not taken the bar exam. They can provide legal advice and consult on the law, but they cannot represent clients in court.

Is CSU College of Law’s Online J.D. faculty experienced?

Yes. Our faculty come from distinguished academic and professional backgrounds. As scholars, they represent many points of view, publish widely and are held in esteem nationally and internationally for the quality of their scholarship and as expert commentators. We have faculty at the forefront of emerging and rapidly growing legal disciplines and in areas of practical scholarship that continually advance the legal profession.

Can I apply to the Online J.D. program if I live outside of Ohio?

Students from a number of states are welcome to apply to CSU College of Law’s Online J.D. program. Please see our State Authorization page for more detailed information.

Nursing

How much does a Family Nurse Practitioner make?  

The total annual median income for full-time Family Nurse Practitioners is $115,000.   

Source: https://www.aanp.org/news-feed/are-you-considering-a-career-as-a-family-nurse-practitioner  

  

How long will it take for me to complete Cleveland State’s online MSN program?

The MSN Clinical Nurse Leader program can be completed part-time in 1 year and 7 months (5 semesters). The MSN in Forensic Nursing, Nursing Education and Specialized Populations can be completed part-time in 2 years (6 semesters).

Where do Family Nurse Practitioners practice?  

Family Nurse Practitioners practice in diverse environments including private practice, community health centers, health care systems and universities.  

How many start dates does Cleveland State’s online MSN program have per year?

Cleveland State University intakes its online MSN students once a year in the Fall.

How long will it take for me to complete CSU’s online MSN-FNP program?  

This six-semester program requires 47 credits of online coursework, 780 clinical hours and one on-site immersion at our dynamic campus. It can be completed full-time in two years.  

How many credit hours are required for Cleveland State’s online MSN program?

All four MSN tracks require online didactic coursework and practicum hours to graduate. The specifics of each program are as follows:

How many start dates does CSU’s online MSN-FNP program have per year?

Our online MSN-FNP program offers three start dates per year, one each in the Fall, Spring and Summer.

Are Cleveland State’s MSN programs 100% online?

The didactic coursework is delivered 100% online asynchronously. You are also required to complete 500 practicum hours of experiential learning to practice what you learn in theory in the virtual classroom.

Is the online MSN-FNP faculty experienced?  

Yes. You’ll learn alongside faculty who conduct cutting-edge research across a range of areas. Our faculty members are dedicated, caring and experienced professionals who are committed to excellence in nursing education, research and service.  

Is Cleveland State’s MSN faculty experienced?

Yes. Our faculty members are dedicated, caring and experienced professionals who want you to succeed. Our faculty are full-time professors and/or Certified Nurse Educators. Classes are small you can quickly get the feedback you need.

How do I become a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner? 

To become a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, you must first earn a bachelor’s degree in nursing, and pass the NCLEX-RN to become a licensed RN. The next step is to earn your MSN with a concentration in psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner course and clinical experience work. Upon degree completion, the graduate must take and successfully pass a national certification exam to become a certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. 

Can I apply to the MSN program if I live outside of Ohio?

Students from a number of states are welcome to apply to Cleveland State University’s online MSN program. Please see our State Authorization page for more detailed information.

How much does an MSN-PMHNP professional make?  

The total annual median income for full-time PMHNP professionals is $137,000.   

Source: https://www.aanp.org/news-feed/are-you-considering-a-career-as-psychiatric-mental-health-nurse-practitioner   

  

What is an online Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) program?  

An online ABSN program is a fast-track degree that allows students with a bachelor’s or a master’s degree in any discipline to transition into the nursing profession.  

What does a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner do?  

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners deliver holistic mental health care and work with clients across the lifespan with mental health disorders or substance abuse problems.  

How many start dates does CSU’s online ABSN program have per year?

Our online ABSN program offers two start dates per year, one in the Spring and one in the Fall.

Where do Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners practice?  

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners practice in hospitals, community health centers, primary care facilities, private practices, schools/universities and more.  

What does a registered nurse do?  

A registered nurse (RN) is a licensed healthcare professional who provides care to patients across the lifespan in a variety of healthcare settings.  

How long will it take for me to complete CSU’s online MSN-PMHNP program?  

This six-semester program can be completed in two years. It requires 48 credits of online coursework and 780 clinical hours.   

How much do registered nurses make?  

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median total annual wage for registered nurses is $81,220.  

How many start dates does CSU’s online MSN-PMHNP program have per year?

Our online MSN-PMHNP program offers three start dates per year, one each in the Fall, Spring and Summer.

What is the demand for nurses with a BSN degree?  

177,400 new registered nurse jobs are expected to be created between 2022 and 2032 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

Is the online MSN-PMHNP faculty experienced?  

Yes. You’ll learn alongside faculty who conduct cutting-edge research across a range of areas. Our faculty members are dedicated, caring and experienced professionals who are committed to excellence in nursing education, research and service.  

How long will it take for me to complete CSU’s online ABSN program?  

This four-semester (16 month) program requires 69 credits of coursework and 778 clinical hours and 145 lab hours.   

Will I receive student support as part of CSU’s online ABSN program?  

Yes. You’ll work directly with a dedicated nursing faculty advisor and an online student experience coach and will have access to University resources such as tutoring, writing support, counseling and more.  

Is the online ABSN faculty experienced?  

Yes. Our faculty members are dedicated, caring and experienced professionals who want you to succeed. They are tenure-track professors who are active in initiatives and research addressing issues such as maternal health, informatics, palliative and early stage of life care, chronic pain management and eliminating barriers to care for underserved communities.   

How do I become a Family Nurse Practitioner? 

To become a Family Nurse Practitioner, you must first earn a bachelor’s degree in nursing, and pass the NCLEX-RN to become a licensed RN. The next step is to earn your MSN with a concentration in family nurse practitioner course and clinical experience work. Upon degree completion, the graduate must take and successfully pass a national certification exam to become a certified Family Nurse Practitioner. 

Social Work

How long will it take for me to complete Cleveland State’s online MSW program?

The MSW Advanced Standing program can be completed part-time in 1 year and 3 months to 1 year and 7 months (4 to 5 semesters) or full-time in 7 months to 1 year and 3 months (2 to 4 semesters). The Traditional Track can be completed part-time in 1 year and 7 months to 2 years (5 to 6 semesters) or full-time in 2 years and 7 months to 3 years and 3 months (8 to 10 semesters).

How many start dates does Cleveland State’s online MSW program have per year?

Cleveland State University intakes its online MSW students three times per year in the Spring, Summer and Fall.

How many credit hours are required for Cleveland State’s online MSW program?

The Advanced Standing MSW requires 30 credit hours of didactic coursework and 500 field practicum hours to graduate. The Traditional Track requires 60 credit hours of didactic coursework and 900 field practicum hours.

Is Cleveland State’s MSW program 100% online?

The didactic coursework is delivered asynchronously 100% online. You are also required to complete practicum hours of experiential learning in the field to practice what you learn in theory in the virtual classroom.

What specializations are available in Cleveland State’s online MSW program?

Whether you’re enrolled in the Traditional Track or Advanced Standing MSW, you can choose between clinical social work practice or advanced generalist practice.

What is the difference between clinical and advanced generalist social work?

Clinical social work focuses on the assessment, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental illness and emotional and other behavioral disturbances. Advanced generalist social work has a range of applications within organizations, initiatives, agencies, advocacy groups, community organizations, health care and more.

What certificates are available for Cleveland State’s online MSW program?

Students within the clinical social work specialization may earn certificates in Chemical Dependency, Gerontology, or School Social Work. Those enrolled in the Advanced Generalist specialization are eligible to earn a certificate in Gerontology.

Is Cleveland State’s MSW faculty experienced?

Yes. CSU’s social work faculty are highly productive educators and researchers who have published books and numerous articles. You will gain insight and inspiration from educators at the cutting edge of social research and emerging theories of practice.

Can I apply to the online MSW program if I live outside of Ohio?

Students from a number of states are welcome to apply to Cleveland State University’s online MSW program. Please see our State Authorization page for more detailed information.