Admission Requirements

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Master of Science in Nursing Program

Applications for the Master of Science in Nursing program are accepted year-round. Applicants will be reviewed for admission on the strength of their ability to successfully complete graduate studies, and based upon the criteria listed below.

To be eligible for admission to the MSN program, applicants must fulfill the following requirements:

  • University of Cincinnati graduate school online application.
  • College of Nursing Pre-Registration Packet.
  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended.
  • 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.)
  • Current RN license.
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree conferred from a regionally and ACEN (formerly NLNAC) or CCNE accredited institution.
  • Three letters of reference.
  • Personal goal statement.
  • Professional resume.
  • Completion of an undergraduate statistics course with a grade of “C” or better.
  • For Nurse-Midwifery: One year experience in maternal/child nursing (preferably in labor and delivery) including gynecology, pediatrics, NICU, newborn nursery and postpartum.
  • For Family Nurse Practitioner/Adult-Gero Nurse Practitioner: one year or more of work experience in nursing is preferred.

 

Post-Master’s Psychiatric Mental Health and Family Nurse Practitioner Certificates

Applications for the online Post-Master’s Psychiatric Mental Health and Family Nurse Practitioner Certificates are accepted every semester. Applicants will be reviewed for admission on the strength of their ability to successfully complete this program, and based upon the criteria listed below.

To be eligible for admission to the program, applicants must fulfill the following requirements:

  • University of Cincinnati graduate school online application.
  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended.
  • Current unrestricted RN license.
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree conferred from a regionally and nursing (ACEN* or CCNE) accredited institution.
  • Completion of an undergraduate statistics course with a grade of "C" or better.
  • Master of Science degree in an advanced practice specialty conferred from a regionally and nursing (ACEN* or CCNE) accredited institution.
  • One letter of reference from current supervisors/past or current faculty.
  • Personal goal statement.
  • Professional resume.

*formerly NLNAC

 

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