MSN Admissions and Academic Calendar

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. I have or am working toward my BSN.
I have or am working toward my BSN.

Ready to become a Bobcat? With three start dates per year and a streamlined application process, you can be on your way to earning your online Master of Science in Nursing in a matter of months.

Continue reading for additional information about what you’ll need to complete your application and a list of key dates.

Admission Requirements

→ If you are considering an online program that leads to a professional license in a state other than Ohio, we highly recommend that you contact the appropriate licensing agency in your state to seek information and additional guidance before beginning the program.

→ Current unrestricted U.S. RN license

Prior to admission to the program, the following materials must be submitted:

  1. Completion of the graduate application
  2. Payment of non-refundable application fee
  3. Submission of all official college transcripts
  4. Awarded Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from a regionally accredited institution
  5. Minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.00 calculated across all undergraduate transcripts
  6. Professional Goals Statement
  7. Resume or CV
  8. Three letters of recommendation:
    • At least one must be from an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse or Registered Nurse
    • A minimum of two must be from individuals prepared at or above the Master’s level
  9. A resident of and evidence of valid, unrestricted RN licensure in an approved state. A current list of approved states can also be found on MSN Application Process | Ohio University
  10. Evidence of the equivalent of two years of full-time experience working as an RN within the past five years
  11. An admission interview with faculty

Prior to clinical/practicum experiences, students must also provide proof of the following:

  • Specified health status requirements (immunization status, TB screening, etc. as delineated in the current Graduate Nursing Student Handbook)
  • State and Federal background checks free from disqualifying offenses
  • Malpractice insurance

Upcoming Dates and Deadlines

TermApplication DeadlineStart Date
SU 23March 20, 2023May 15, 2023