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Application Information

 

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 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.


State Regulations for Online Students

As a result of state boards of nursing and the DOE Higher Education regulation changes, the UC College of Nursing cannot accept applications for the Online Family Nurse Practitioner and Online Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Post-Master's Certificate programs from residents of the following states:

  • 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.


Local County Restrictions

For the Post Master’s Family Nurse Practitioner program, we are not accepting online admission applications from the following counties: Hamilton, Butler, Warren, Clermont in Ohio, and Boone, Kenton, and Campbell in Kentucky. The decision to restrict admissions was in response to increased local competition for preceptors and viable regional clinical sites in primary care. Students who reside in the above counties are encouraged to apply to our onsite Family Nurse Practitioner Post-Master’s Certificate program.


Application Deadlines

Please note: Any application could close early if seat capacity is reached before the application deadline.

On-site Programs

Application deadlines for Fall 2017 admission:

March 1, 2017 for the following programs:

  • Adult-Gero Acute Care NP
  • Adult-Gero Primary Care NP
  • Family NP

May 1, 2017 for the following programs:

  • Pediatric NP - Acute Care
  • Pediatric NP - Primary Care

Online and Hybrid Programs

Application Deadlines for Summer 2017 admission:

  • Family NP Online - March 1, 2017
  • Psychiatric-Mental Health NP Online - Feb. 10, 2017

Application Deadlines for Fall 2017 admission:

  • Neonatal NP (hybrid) - May 1, 2017

Submit These Materials

NursingCAS online application - The application must be submitted electronically at http://nursingcas.org, 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 www.nursing.ohio.gov. 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.

    Once all your coursework has been entered, you will be prompted to review and finalize your transcripts. Please review your coursework entry very carefully, as it cannot be edited once you submit your application. Failure to properly enter your coursework can result in a delay of transcript verification.

  • Successful completion (C or higher) of an undergraduate statistics course.
  • International transcripts must be evaluated by World Education Services (WES).

Resume (submitted via NursingCAS online application) - For security purposes, please do not include your date of birth or Social Security number.

Goal Statement (submitted via NursingCAS online application)


International Students

The International Student Services Office provides assistance to international graduate students and supplies additional information upon receipt of the University application. This information addresses how to obtain a visa, anticipated expenses, health and accident insurance (required), housing and general information concerning the University, as well as the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). 

TOEFL and IELTS Requirement (copy of scores submitted via NursingCAS online application):

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

For more information, please visit the TOEFL site, www.toefl.org.


Review Process/Admission Decision

The Student Affairs Council, a committee that meets monthly to consider applicants, determines the final admission decision. Decisions are based on the applicants' experience, references, test scores, GPA and the recommendation of the interviewer. Successful applicants will be e-mailed an acceptance packet, which must be completed and returned by the date indicated in the packet.