Applications for the online MSN program are accepted year-round. Students are admitted three times a year, each semester starting a new cohort. UC has a holistic admission criteria taking into consideration work experience, desire to teach, teaching experience, as well as undergraduate GPA.
The University of Cincinnati’s online graduate nursing programs are not currently available to students located in Arizona, Louisiana, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island and Tennessee. State restrictions are subject to change. We encourage you to contact the appropriate state licensing agency in your state or the state where you intend to work to seek the most up-to-date information regarding state licensure requirements before starting the program. For more information on restricted states, please visit our State Authorization page.
Applications for the online Master of Science in Nursing and online Post-MSN Certificate programs are submitted through NursingCAS. For help on starting and completing your NursingCAS application, please view our tutorial videos here: https://uconlinedev.wpengine.com/nursingcas-tutorials/
Official transcripts from all institutions attended should be sent directly to NursingCAS (American Association of College of Nursing). NO TRANSCRIPTS should be sent to the University.
*Please note that international transcripts must be evaluated from a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES)
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.
Personal goal statement that is 500 words, including:
Professional resume: Include any certifications you have; leadership roles you’ve taken on; memberships in professional organizations; volunteer work or involvement in your local community.
Most of our programs do not require onsite visits, but there is one exception. If you are interested in pursuing the Master of Science in Nursing-Nurse Midwifery, you will have 1 skills intensives that takes place on campus.
Yes. The vast majority of our students work throughout their time in their academic program. It is important to assess course load and financial aid to understand how to balance school and work.
If possible, students may cut down on their work hours during a clinical portion of a program.
The MSN Nursing Education program can be done in as little as one year. There are additional options available for the program that allow students to take this program at a slower pace. Although these options extend the length of the selected program, they often make it a more feasible option for the student.
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