RN to BSN Admissions

RN to BSN Application Deadlines

RN-BSN Online Deadlines by Semester Start
Spring Summer Fall
Nov. 1 March 1 July 1

RN to BSN Application Instructions

Note: If you are UC Blue Ash or transfer student, view application instructions at the bottom of this page.

1. Submit an Online Application

2. Submit Additional Items

  • Submit the $50 application fee
  • Submit your transcripts from all post-secondary programs

3. Confirm Your Admission

  • Submit the $100 enrollment deposit.

UC Blue Ash Students

UC Blue Ash Students must complete an application for re-admission.

Admissions Changes due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Cincinnati College of Nursing is offering early admission to its RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN) online program. Recent graduates of an associate degree in nursing (ADN) program within the past four months with a temporary license from their state can apply for admission.

Admitted students must pass the NCLEX prior to graduation, or as required by omnibus legislation related to COVID-19, which allows recent nursing graduates to obtain a temporary license to practie prior to passing the licensure exam. Temporary licenses expire either 90 days after the duration of the COVID-19 emergency or 90 days after Dec. 1, 2020 (depending on which comes first).

For more information, contact Zhané Broomfield, Admissions Counselor, at

State Regulations

As a result of state boards of nursing and the DOE Higher Education regulation changes, the University of Cincinnati College of Nursing is unable to accept applications for our distance learning RN to BSN program from students residing in the following states:

  • Louisiana
  • Massachusetts
  • Oregon
  • Rhode Island
  • Tennessee
  • Washington


Contact the Office of Student Recruitment at or 513-558-3600.