Admissions Requirements: MSN Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

June 15, 2020

Request More Information from an Enrollment Advisor

Step 1 of 2

stack of documents icon Admission Requirements

The Master of Science in Nursing Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner online program is designed for nurses already holding their BSN who are seeking to reach the next level of their practice. Nurses interested in working as a nurse practitioner will benefit from this online degree program.

Applications for the online MSN program are accepted year-round. Applicants are reviewed for admission based on their ability to successfully complete their graduate studies, as well as the criteria listed below.

Students are encouraged to contact our admissions department with any questions.



The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) online program is designed for working nurses with busy schedules, our online Master of Science in Nursing and related programs enable you to pursue your professional goals on your own time while balancing work and family life.

  • Active and unrestricted current RN license
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree conferred from a regionally and ACEN (formerly NLNAC) or CCNE accredited institution
  • Overall minimum BSN GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (recommended)
  • Completion of an undergraduate statistics course with a 2.0 or higher on 4.0 scale.
  • Science GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  • A minimum of one year of RN experience



Applications for the online Master of Science in Nursing and online Post-MSN Certificate programs are submitted through NursingCAS.


Official transcripts from all institutions attended

Minimum GPA

Overall minimum BSN GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

(A comparable level of achievement is expected for other grading systems.)


Three letters of reference

References should come from individuals who can attest to your academic and professional skills.

Goal Statement

Personal goal statement


Professional resume

 Additional Fees

  • $65 ($70 international) non-refundable University of Cincinnati Graduate School application fee.
  • $300 non-refundable matriculation fee required upon acceptance but will be applied to tuition.

Ready to get started?

The University of Cincinnati is one of the first institutions to offer online courses. Innovation in education is at the forefront of what we do. We have expanded the convenience and quality of our online learning to online degree programs. Today, we offer nearly 100 degrees from undergraduate to doctoral programs.

Connect with an Advisor

Family Nurse Practitioner