Application Information

Applying for Spring 2018 Admission? Please Read Carefully

NursingCAS, used for online application submissions, will not be available Aug. 18 – 23 during scheduled maintenance.

Submit your application materials by Aug. 1 to ensure your application is verified before downtime. If you cannot submit materials before Aug. 1, please wait until NursingCAS is restored Aug. 24 to prevent having to re-submit your application and an additional application fee ($65).

For more information, contact NursingCAS Customer Service, 617-612-2880, M – F, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.


If you have questions during the application process, contact an enrollment advisor at 1-888-628-3334, ext. 3.

All materials except official transcripts can be submitted electronically via NursingCAS, the Centralized Application Service for Nursing Programs

Please submit official transcript(s) from every post-secondary institution attended to:

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.

State Regulations for Online Applicants

Our post-master's certificate online programs are approved to admit students from all states, except the following:

  • District of Columbia
  • Louisiana
  • Massachusetts
  • New York
  • Oregon
  • Tennessee

In addition, for the Online Family Nurse Practitioner Post-Master's Program, the college cannot accept applications from residents of Washington.

The program meets requirements for licensure in all other states. We highly recommend that applicants who reside outside of Ohio contact the appropriate state licensing agency to seek information and guidance before beginning the program. State licensing board contact information cane be found on the National Council of State Boards of Nursing site.

Application Deadlines

Application deadlines are for fall 2017 admission.*

Onsite Programs: May 15, 2017

  • Adult-Gero Primary Care
  • Pediatric Primary Care
  • Pediatric Acute Care

Online Programs: May 15, 2017

  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Neonatal
  • Psych-Mental Health

*Programs not listed are no longer accepting applications for fall 2017.

Submit These Materials

NursingCAS online application - The application must be submitted electronically at, including non-refundable application fee 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 must fill out each section in NursingCAS in order to have a complete application.

Copy of RN License (submitted via NursingCAS online application) - Applicants must submit evidence of an active, unrestricted RN license for the state in which they are practicing nursing. Applicants whose RN license is restricted will be considered provided the individual shares the conditions of the restriction set by the board of nursing and the College determines that the academic program can accommodate those restrictions if the applicant is admitted. If admitted, it will be necessary to obtain an Ohio RN License (likewise, the distance learning programs will require an RN license from the state in which you currently live). For more information about obtaining an Ohio RN License, visit Accelerated students will be eligible to earn RN licensing after completing Phase II of their program.

References (submitted via NursingCAS online application) - 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.

Official transcripts (sent directly to NursingCAS, NOT to the College of Nursing)

  • Transcripts must verify a Master’s of Science in Nursing degree conferred from regionally and ACEN (formerly NLNAC) or CCNE accredited institutions and a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale for the last degree earned. (A comparable level of achievement is expected for other grading systems.) Those who have not earned a MSN by the application deadline are not eligible to apply.
  • To submit transcripts, applicants must 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.
  • 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.
  • In this section, you will be prompted to start your coursework entry. The University of Cincinnati does require full coursework entry of all transcripts. We acknowledge that this process can be labor-intensive, and we encourage entering this information early on in the application process.

    We encourage you to have your unofficial transcript(s) accessible when completing this section so that you can refer to them as you enter your coursework in the NursingCAS application. This can make the process quicker and easier.

    When entering coursework in NursingCAS, you must enter courses that are in progress or planned for future terms. Once you receive grades for these courses, you must log back into NursingCAS, add the course as a new course, and note the grade earned.

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