Welcome to the College of Nursing

Congratulations on your admission the The Ohio State University College of Nursing’s MS in Nursing Graduate Entry program!  We are honored that you have chosen to pursue your graduate studies with us.  The journey ahead is full of excitement, challenges and growth.  We are here to support you each step of the way.

In order to be adequately prepared to begin the Graduate Entry program this summer, please review the information on the site thoroughly. The site is designed to provide you with important information you need to know as a new graduate student in the College of Nursing.

The Graduate Entry Orientation will be held online on Friday, May 26 from approximately 8am-4pm.  The Orientation is required.

Several of the compliance requirements will not be available until later in the semester.  This includes drug screens, computer based learning modules, and IHIS modules. More information will be shared with you as the summer semester approaches.  Use the “GE-To-Do-List-2023” document to ensure you have completed the necessary requirements prior to the start of the program and to verify when compliance items will be available for completion.

If you were admitted as a Graduate Intra-University Transfer, your acceptance will not be reflected on BuckeyLink and you will be unable to register for classes or access Beacon until you have been reactivated by the Graduate School. This process can take up to four weeks from the acceptance deadline. If you still cannot enroll after that time, please reach out to your Graduate Program Manager.

If you have any questions about the information contained in this site, please email me, your Program Manager, for assistance.  You can also learn a little bit more about me and my role by clicking the link below!

Meet Your Student Affairs Program Manager Tamara Dunaeff


Message from Dean Bernadette Melnyk

One of my favorite traditions at our awesome college involves this painting. Every student at our College of Nursing receives a copy of this painting that I bought years ago because of what it represents: the importance of dreaming big, and the need to take one bite of the bundle of carrots at a time to bring your dream to fruition. Keep dreaming, discovering and delivering – I so believe in YOU! Fondly, Bern Melnyk