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MSN Application Process

The Ohio University Graduate College manages the application process for all Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) programs. Applicants utilizing Ohio University Education Benefits should contact the School of Nursing by emailing msn@ohio.edu for specific information prior to applying.

Admissions Requirements

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

  • Completion of the Ohio University graduate application found here: https://www.ohio.edu/graduate/apply/;
  • Payment of non-refundable application fee;
  • Submission of all official college transcripts;

In addition to the standard Graduate College admission requirements, potential graduate nursing students must also supply or document the following:

  • Awarded Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from a regionally accredited institution;
  • Minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.00 calculated across all undergraduate transcripts;
  • Professional Goals Statement;
  • Resume or CV;
  • Three letters of recommendation:
    • A minimum of two must be from individuals prepared at or above the Master’s level;
    • At least one must be from an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse or Registered Nurse;
  • A resident of and evidence of valid, unrestricted RN licensure in an approved state. A current list of approved states can be found below.
  • Evidence of the equivalent of two years full-time experience working as an RN within the past five years;
  • A web-based admission interview with faculty;

Prior to clinical/practicum experiences, admitted graduate nursing 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.
 

PROGRAM ADMITTED

SEMESTER

MSN Tracks

FNP

AG-ACNP

NE

NL

PMHNP

Spring 2022

X

 

 

 

 

Summer 2022

X

 

 

 

X

Fall 2022

X

X

X

X

 

Spring 2023

X

 

 

 

 

Summer 2023

X

 

 

 

X

Fall 2023

X

X

X

X

 

MSN application program codes:

  • MS1224 – Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)
  • MS1225 – Nurse Educator (NE)
  • MS1236 – Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AG-ACNP)
  • MS1238 – Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP)
  • MS1240 – Nurse Leader (NL)

The Ohio University Graduate College manages the application process for all Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) programs. Applicants utilizing Ohio University Education Benefits should contact the School of Nursing by emailing msn@ohio.edu for specific information prior to applying.

Approved RN Licensure States for Application:

Alaska Massachusetts Ohio
Arkansas Michigan Pennsylvania
California Mississippi South Carolina
Connecticut Missouri Texas
Florida Montana Vermont
Hawaii Nevada West Virginia
Illinois New Hampshire Virginia
Indiana New Jersey Wisconsin
Kentucky New Mexico  
Maine North Carolina  

Post-Application Interview

Admission to the MSN program is competitive. Applications are reviewed and some applicants will be invited to participate in a brief web-based interview with faculty. Our graduate nursing programs prepare students for specific roles in health care. Students should be prepared to answer questions about their understanding of that role, their reasons for changing their current role in health care, and their plans to be successful in the program.

For more information, or assistance on the application process, please contact the School of Nursing at msn@ohio.edu.

 

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