This program admits students twice-per-year for the Autumn and Spring semesters.
- Autumn 2022
Opens: January 2, 2022
Deadline: June 18, 2022
- Spring 2023
Opens: June 19, 2022
Deadline: November 1, 2022
You must meet the following criteria to qualify for admission to the Nurse Educator certificate:
- Completed Bachelor of Science in Nursing or higher degree in nursing
Your degree must be from an accredited bachelor's, master's or doctoral nursing program. Students may apply to the certificate while their bachelor's degree is still in progress, but must receive their degree prior to beginning enrollment in the program.
- Active RN license
You must have an active, unencumbered license as a registered nurse in the state where you practice. Students may apply to the certificate before receiving their license, but must have it prior to beginning enrollment in the program.
- Minimum of a 3.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale in the last degree earned that is relevant to the program of study
GPAs are reviewed by Ohio State’s Graduate and Professional Admissions office. Applicants whose GPAs fall below 3.0 may still apply and be considered for admission.
- Reside in an authorized state
To participate in the Nurse Educator certificate, you must reside in an authorized state. Please visit the state authorization website to find out if your state of residence is authorized.
How to Apply
To apply for the Nurse Educator certificate, you must complete the following by the application deadline:
- 1. Apply online
You can complete an application online on Ohio State’s Graduate and Professional Admissions website. A $60 application fee is required at the time of submission of the application.
- 2. Submit a summary of your RN license
A summary of your RN license must include your full name, license number and the expiration date of you license. A screenshot of this information can be taken at the corresponding Board of Nursing website for your state. Submit this summary document as a PDF file at the time of application or after by way of the Admissions Uploader.
- 3. Submit all college transcripts
You must submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities that you have previously attended at either the undergraduate or graduate levels. This includes transcripts for any post-secondary courses taken during high school or of coursework that appears as transfer credit on another transcript. Transcripts from Ohio State do not need to be submitted. All transcripts must be received by the application deadline.
Transcripts should be sent directly by the sending institution by mail or electronic transfer to be considered official. Please request your transcripts be sent early so they arrive before the deadline. Transcripts can be sent to:
The Ohio State University
Graduate Admissions Office
P.O. Box 182004
Columbus OH 43218-2004
You may also upload a copy of an official transcript at the time of application or after by way of the Admissions Uploader. Web-based documents, online grade reports and related materials are not acceptable. Documents submitted in this manner are considered unofficial, but will suffice for the purposes of application. If you are admitted, you will be required to supply official transcripts sent directly from your previous institutions.
For details regarding these methods of submitting transcripts, please visit the Graduate and Professional Admissions Office website. Please direct all transcript related questions to the Graduate and Professional Admissions office at 614-292-9444 or to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 4. Supplemental application for current or former Ohio State graduate students
If you are currently or have been previously enrolled in a degree granting graduate program at Ohio State for any length of time, you would be considered a Graduate Intra-University Transfer Student. Be sure to choose the appropriate application for "current or former" Ohio State students after following this apply link. In addition to that online application, you must complete a Supplemental Application. This separate application can be submitted at the time of your online application or after by using the Admission Uploader. Choose any of the following options to access this application:
MS Word Document: Supplemental Certificate Application (To download, select "Save")
- 5. Test of English Proficiency - International Applicants Only
Details regarding what English Proficiency tests are acceptable, the scores required, and how to submit scores may be found on The Ohio State University Graduate and Professional Admissions office’s website.
Failure to complete all required steps of this application process by 11:59 pm EST on the day of the posted deadline will result in your application not being considered for admission, with no exceptions.
Most applicants may review the status of their application anytime at appstatus.osu.edu. If you are currently or have been previously enrolled in a degree granting graduate program at Ohio State for any length of time, you are considered a Graduate Intra-University Transfer and can contact email@example.com to review your application status.
Admission Timeline and Deferrals
All required materials listed above must be received by the posted application deadline to be considered for admission. Please allow up to five business days for the status of materials to be updated on your application status webpage. Any item still marked as incomplete by the deadline will result in your application being removed from consideration.
Applications for certificate programs are not reviewed until after the application deadline.
You can download an overview of the admissions timeline here. This admissions timeline covers what you can expect throughout the application process, including an anticipated timeline for when admissions decisions will be released and next steps if you are offered admission.
You are not able to defer admittance. If you are unable to begin your studies in the term to which you applied, you will be required to reapply in the future.
For questions regarding our admissions process or requirements, please contact our Student Affairs team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 post-admissions policy.