NC Admissions


  • A bachelor’s degree
  • Active, unencumbered RN license
  • Minimum overall GPA of at least 3.0 in prior undergraduate and graduate coursework
  • Students must reside in an authorized state in order to participate in this certificate


Application Process

  1. Submit an online application.
  2. You must upload a summary of your RN license including your full name, license number and expiration date. This screenshot can be found on the Board of Nursing website and must be a PDF file.
  3. Send an official copy of all college or university transcripts to Professional Admissions:
  • Electronic copies may be submitted to
  • Hard copies may be mailed to: Graduate and Professional Admissions, P.O. Box 182004, Columbus, OH 43218-2004

Admission for the certificate will occur every spring semester. If you would like to learn more, you can email the admissions team at

Students will be held to the College of Nursing and university standards for admission, as well as academic and ethical performance standards.

In accordance with the non-discrimination policy of The Ohio State University and the College of Nursing, we strictly prohibit any discrimination based upon age, color, ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, religion, pregnancy or veteran status in its application, admission or enrollment practices.

Ohio State is committed to treating applicants fairly and with dignity and respect. Please click here to review Ohio State's new post-admissions policy.


Application Deadline

Spring 2020

Opens: August 1 | Deadline: November 1

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