RNPCC Admissions

Admission Requirements

  • Post-high school completion of a Registered Nurse education program
  • Current Ohio licensure as a Registered Nurse
  • Minimum overall GPA of a 2.0 in prior 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 Ohio 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 gpadocs@osu.edu
    • 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 semester. If you would like to learn more, you can email the admissions team at nursing@osu.edu.

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

Autumn 2019

Opens: April 15 | Deadline: July 15

Spring 2020

Opens: August 1 | Deadline: November 12

Summer 2020

Opens: January 2 | Deadline: March 1

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