For application information related to the Telehealth Post-Baccalaureate Certificate, visit the College of Medicine's website. All information on this page relates to the Nurse Educator Certificate program only.

If you have questions, contact our Office of Student Recruitment at 513-558-8400 or

Application Deadlines

Application windows could close sooner, if maximum capacity has been reached.

Nurse Educator Certificate Deadlines by Semester Start
Summer Fall
NursingCAS Fee: Nov. 7
Transcripts & References: Nov. 22*
Jan. 10 (Priority)
March 3 (Final)
June 15
*Spring 2022 applications must reach verified status by Dec. 3, 2021. Applications verified after this date could be deferred to Summer 2022.

State Restrictions

Federal and state regulations prevent the University of Cincinnati College of Nursing from accepting applications for our online graduate certificate programs from students residing in the following states:

  • Arizona
  • Louisiana
  • Massachusetts
  • New York
  • Oregon
  • Rhode Island
  • Tennessee

Washington: The University of Cincinnati is approved by the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission to provide practice experiences in the state of Washington for the Nurse Educator Graduate Certificate. For more information, visit the state's Department of Health site.

Application Requirements

Submit all materials, except official transcripts, electronically via NursingCAS, the online application service for nursing programs. Send official transcripts from every post-secondary institution attended to NursingCAS, P.O. Box 9201, Watertown, MA 02471. (Do not send documents to the College of Nursing.) NursingCAS must receive all items by the posted deadline.

Online Application

Complete and submit your application electronically through NursingCAS. The application includes a one-time, non-refundable fee of $70, paid to NursingCAS. Once your application is complete and transcripts verified, you will be notified via email to create an account and submit a separate, non-refundable $20 (domestic) or $25 (international) fee to the University of Cincinnati.

When creating an account, add all NursingCAS email addresses to your safe sender list. You must fill out each section in NursingCAS to complete the application.

Bachelor's Degree

You must have earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from a regionally and ACEN (formerly NLNAC) or CCNE accredited institution. If available, you can also submit evidence of an active, unrestricted RN license for the state in which you practice.


Transcripts from every higher education institution attended (including College Credit Plus and Dual Enrollment) are to be sent directly to NursingCAS, not the University of Cincinnati. Detailed instructions on how to send your transcripts to NursingCAS are available at the NursingCAS Help with Transcripts website. (You do not need to submit your high school transcript.) For admission to the Nurse Educator Certificate program, you must have achieved a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for your Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

Notes on Transcript Submission

  • You are encouraged to request your transcripts at least one month prior to the posted deadline to allow time to address any issues before the posted deadline.
  • To submit transcripts, you are encouraged to use the NursingCAS transcript matching form. The "Colleges Attended" section of the application allows you to print transcript request forms. NursingCAS recommends applicants print the form and advise their registrar's office to attach it to their official transcript. This form aids NursingCAS in properly matching your official transcripts to your application. If you have a previous name, list this information within the "Biographic Information" section, and it will be included on your form. Note: This form is recommended, but not required.

International Transcripts

Upload English Proficiency Scores to your NursingCAS application. Do not send scores to the University of Cincinnati. (This requirement is waived, if you have a U.S. higher education degree or were born in a country where English is the first language.)

International transcripts must be evaluated by World Education Services (WES). Satisfactory TOEFL, IELTS and Duolingo scores 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
  • Duolingo - 120 or higher

International applicants are responsible for ensuring that their visa status meets program requirements and that online course requirements adhere to sponsored funding requirements. For additional information, visit the UC Graduate School International Student Admissions website.


Submit your resume in NursingCAS. For security purposes, do not include your date of birth or Social Security number.

Goal Statement

Submit in NursingCAS a goal statement between 500 - 750 words.


Submit references in NursingCAS. A minimum of three, or up to six references, from individuals who can attest to your academic and professional skills. You will enter contact information for your recommenders during the application process. Be sure to inform those individuals of the submission deadline.