Nursing

Admissions

Deadlines

Deadlines by Semester Start
  Summer Fall Spring  
On Campus
N/A June 1*
Sept. 15*
Online March 15 June 1**
Sept. 15

*Excludes Pediatric Primary Care, which is not accepting applications at this time.

**Excludes Psych-Mental Health program, which admits only for spring and summer semester starts.

Note: Some programs will close early when maximum capacity has been reached.

Online Restrictions

State Restrictions

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

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

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 for information and guidance before beginning the program. State licensing board contact information is available on the National Council of State Boards of Nursing site.

County Criteria

The college does not accept applications for the family nurse practitioner post-master's online program from the following counties:

Ohio

  • Butler
  • Hamilton
  • Clermont
  • Warren

Kentucky

  • Boone
  • Campbell
  • Kenton

This restriction is a result of 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 programs. 

Required Experience

Family Nurse Practitioner: One year of RN work experience prior to applying

Required Materials

All materials except official transcripts can be submitted electronically via NursingCAS, the Centralized Application Service for Nursing Programs at nursingcas.org. Submit official transcripts and all documents directly to Nursing CAS, P.O. Box 9201, Watertown, MA 02471. Materials must be received by the posted deadline. If you have questions, contact our Office of Student Recruitment at 513-558-8400 or nursingbearcats@uc.edu.

NursingCAS Application

Submit an online application at nursingcas.org, along with a non-refundable $70 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

Submit (via NursingCAS) 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 the academic program can accommodate those restrictions. If admitted, on-campus students must obtain an Ohio RN license. Online students must obtain an RN license from the state in which they currently live. For more information about obtaining an Ohio RN license, visit nursing.ohio.gov.

References

Submit (via NursingCAS) a minimum of one reference; the college 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 within the NursingCAS online application.

Resume

Submit (via NursingCAS) an updated resume. For security purposes, please do not include your date of birth or Social Security number.

Goal Statement

Submit (via NursingCAS) a personal goal statement.

Official Transcripts

Official transcripts should be sent directly to NursingCAS, not the College of Nursing.

  • Applicants must submit official transcripts from every institution of higher education attended. (High school transcripts are not needed.) It is highly recommended that applicants submit the application and request transcripts at least one month prior to the posted deadline to allow time to follow up on any potential issues. Transcripts are not needed at the same time an application is submitted, but must be received by the posted deadline.
  • Transcripts must verify a Master of Science in Nursing conferred from a regionally and ACEN (formerly NLNAC) or CCNE accredited institution and a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for the last degree earned. (A comparable level of achievement is expected for other grading systems.) Those who have not earned an MSN by the application deadline are not eligible to apply.
  • To submit transcripts, applicants are strongly encouraged to use the NursingCAS Transcript Matching Form. The "Colleges Attended" section of the NursingCAS application allows applicants 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 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.
  • NursingCAS offers Professional Transcript Entry Service, by which applicants can have NursingCAS specialists enter their coursework entry on their behalf at a cost. (See additional information below.) It is the responsibility of the applicant to order their official transcript(s) from every institution of higher education ever attended and have them sent directly to NursingCAS. The Professional Transcript Entry Service does not include ordering official transcripts on behalf of the applicant. Only the applicant can order his or her transcripts.
  • Applicants must have completed an undergraduate statistics course with at least at C grade.
  • International transcripts must be evaluated by World Education Services (WES).

NursingCAS Professional Transcript Entry Service

If you do not wish to enter all of your coursework yourself, NursingCAS offers applicants applying to a program that requires full transcript entry the option to have coursework professionally entered on their behalf by their specialists for an additional fee. NursingCAS coursework entry staff is available to enter all completed coursework taken at an accredited school on its school list. Given the nature of Not-Listed Schools, foreign coursework and planned/in-progress courses, this work is not eligible for professional transcript entry and must be entered by the applicant.

To take advantage of this service, visit the NursingCAS Professional Transcript Entry page. The cost for NursingCAS professional transcript entry service is $65 for one to three transcripts, $90 for four to six transcripts, and $140 for seven transcripts or more. These fees are for coursework entry only and are in addition to NursingCAS regular application fees. As this is an optional service, no fee waivers are available for professional transcript entry.

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.