Bachelor of Science in Nursing

As the first college to offer a BSN in 1916, we remain committed to ensuring our graduates are empowered to think critically, advocate for patients and the profession and raise the standard of health care—in any role they choose.


Our direct-admission Bachelor of Science in Nursing leverages technology and innovation, embraces equity and inclusion, promotes interprofessional collaboration and enables experiential learning, so that when students graduate, they're ready to lead.

As part of the UC Academic Health Center (medical campus), our clinical partners include a Level I trauma center, Level III obstetric unit, the nation's No. 2 pediatric hospital and multiple outpatient surgery centers and community hospitals.

High school students apply for direct admission to the bachelor's program. Transition and transfer students apply to join the program as a sophomore.

Men in Nursing Day | July 31, 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

This event provides an opportunity for male-identifying, rising juniors and seniors in high school, along with incoming UC Interdisciplinary Nursing Prep (INP) students to explore the nursing field. Participants will experience a patient simulation, tour the University of Cincinnati Medical Center and attend a panel discussion with current University of Cincinnati nursing students. In addition, advisors will provide helpful information on applying to UC College of Nursing.

Registration is $25 and includes lunch and a T-shirt.

Application Deadline

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Deadlines
Direct-entry admission Dec. 1
Second-year admission (transfer and transition students)
Feb. 28