Application Information


If you have questions during the process, please contact our graduate advisor at (513) 558-3600 or nursing1@uc.edu.

  • All materials except official transcripts can be submitted electronically via NursingCAS, the Centralized Application Service for Nursing Programs: http://nursingcas.org. Please submit official transcript(s) from every post-secondary institution attended to: NursingCAS, P.O. Box 9201, Watertown, MA 02471.
  • All documents (transcripts, letters of reference) should be sent directly to NursingCAS, not the College of Nursing. Each of these items MUST be received by NursingCAS on the posted deadline.

Application Deadline

The graduate certificate in Nursing Education admits every semester.

Summer 2018

  • Apply by March 1, 2018.

Fall 2018

  • Apply by May 1, 2018. (Application opens Nov. 1, 2017)

Admission Requirements

  • NursingCAS online application
    The application must be submitted electronically at http://nursingcas.org, including a one-time, non-refundable application fee of $70, paid to NursingCAS. Once your application has been completed and transcripts verified, you will be notified via email to create an account and submit a separate, non-refundable $20 (domestic) or $25 (international) application fee to the University of Cincinnati. When creating an account, please add NursingCAS email addresses to your safe sender list. You need to fill out each section in NursingCAS in order to have a complete application.
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from a regionally and ACEN (formerly NLNAC) or CCNE accredited institution.
  • Copy of RN License (optional)
    If available, applicants can submit evidence of an active, unrestricted RN license for the state in which they are practicing nursing.
  • Official transcripts (sent directly to NursingCAS, NOT to the College of Nursing)
    We require submission of official transcripts from every institution of higher education ever attended. A Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree conferred official transcript must be received and verified by the application deadline. The BSN degree must be conferred from a regionally and ACEN (formerly NLNAC) or CCNE accredited institution with a minimum cumulative grade point average of a 3.00 on a 4.00 scale. (A comparable level of achievement is expected for other grading systems.) All college transcripts, from each institution that you have attended, must be submitted to Nursing CAS; you do not need to submit your high school transcript. It is highly recommended that all applicants submit the application and request transcripts at least one month prior to the posted deadline in order to have time to follow up on any problems that might arise. Transcripts do not need to be received by Nursing CAS before you submit your application but must be received by the posted deadline.

To submit transcripts, applicants are strongly encouraged to use the NursingCAS Transcript Matching Form. The Colleges Attended section of the NursingCAS application allows you to print Transcript Request Forms. NursingCAS strongly recommends that you print and advise your registrar's office to attach a Transcript Request Form to your official transcript. This form helps NursingCAS properly match your official transcripts to your NursingCAS application. If you have any previous names, please make sure to list this information within the Biographic information section and this information will be included in your transcript matching form. Please note if the registrar does not accept this form, it is only recommended, not required.

International transcripts must be evaluated by World Education Services (WES). Satisfactory TOEFL score for non-native English-speaking international students:

Internet based TOEFL: 100 or higher
Computer based TOEFL: 250 or higher
Paper based TOEFL: 600-603
IELTS Overall: 7.0 or higher

  • Resume (submitted via NursingCAS online application) for security purposes, please do not include your DOB or SSN.
  • Goal Statement of 500 words (submitted via NursingCAS online application)
  • References (submitted via NursingCAS online application)
    A minimum of one reference is required; we will accept up to six. References should come from individuals who can attest to your academic and professional skills.  Be certain to inform persons who provide recommendations of the deadline for receipt of credentials. You will enter contact information for identified recommenders during the NursingCAS online application.