Admission Requirements: RN to BSN Online

Admission Requirements: RN to BSN Online
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Admission into the University of Cincinnati’s RN to BSN online program is open to all students with an ADN degree and the desire to succeed in college.

Applications for the online program are reviewed in a holistic manner. Our Admissions Office is happy to work with you to answer any question you may have and help determine your eligibility. Contact an Enrollment Services Advisor or email [email protected]

RN to BSN Application Instructions

Note: If you are UC Blue Ash student, view application instructions under “UC Blue Ash Students.” 

1. Submit an Online Application

Fill out and submit an application for your desired start term

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2. Submit Additional Items

  • Official transcripts of previous college coursework with a recommended minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. (This is a recommend minimum, only. Applicants with a cumulative GPA lower than 2.5 are still considered for admission.)
  • Documented completion of an associate degree or diploma in nursing for RN licensure

3. Confirm Your Admission


UC Blue Ash Students

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

If you do not have a UC M#, email [email protected]



Current RN-BSN online students who have not enrolled in classes for more than three semesters must complete the readmission application.

State Regulations 

Because of state boards of nursing and department of education regulations, the University of Cincinnati College of Nursing is unable to accept applications for our online RN to BSN program from individuals who reside in the following states:

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

RN to BSN Online Program Credit Transfer

UC College of Nursing accepts previously completed coursework from regionally accredited institutions. To look up how courses from other institutions transfer to UC, visit the Transfer Equivalency Database.

UC’s RN to BSN online program does not require RNs to have completed certain courses before they are admitted and begin the program; however, RNs who have not completed one or more of the general education courses as part of their associate degree must complete the course(s) as part of the RN to BSN online program.

  • For a list of required general education courses, visit the Program Courses page.

Many of the general education courses are offered online at UC. In addition, UC College of Nursing maintains partnerships (articulation agreements) with regional and online institutions to provide a clear pathway for RNs to transition into our RN to BSN online program.

For a list of partner schools and equivalent general education courses, visit the Articulation Agreements page.



Contact the Office of Student Recruitment at [email protected] or 513-558-3600.