There are a variety of resources available to support you as a student at Ohio State and the College of Nursing.

Academic Calendar Includes important dates, such as tuition payment deadlines.

Beacon Student Portal  Beacon is a comprehensive student portal where currently enrolled students can view personalized curriculum plans, find out information on program compliance status. Beacon also posts updates from College of Nursing related to academic deadline, special events and leadership opportunities.

Beacon can be accessed via the web browser at or via iOS devices by downloading the app at To log into Beacon, please use your OSU username and password. Note: username format is “name.#” only; do not include the “”.

Buckeyelink Contains many online student services, from scheduling classes to paying tuition.

Buck ID The student ID badge for Ohio State students.  Students may go to the Buck ID office to pick up their ID once they have enrolled in classes.  A photo ID will be required.

Carmen Canvas  The Learning Management System (LMS), or platform for online learning, can be found on Carmen.  This is where you will access your course syllabi, see your assignments, and manage your coursework online.  For support please email or use the Resource Center on the main Carmen site.

Career Services:  Career services support offered by our staff within the Office of Student Affairs and Success are here to offer insight into career pathways and skills preparation. We provide a personalized experience, as all career paths are different and unique to you. It is never too early to become career ready. Our services can assist students interested in internships, employment upon graduation, and any job in between. We have individual appointments and group workshops you can attend in-person and virtually. Take advantage of these resources and become career ready, ahead of graduation. Click on our website to learn more:

Individual appointments offered to students include:

  • Resume Reviews
  • Mock Interviews
  • Cover Letter Reviews
  • Online Interview Preparation

Clinical Placement This video goes over basics of the clinical placement office.  Additional information can be found in the FAQ below.  If you have questions please direct them first to your Program Manager.

CCS_You Matter The Counseling and Consultation Services at Ohio State offer a variety of mental health resources to our students.  Please take a moment to review their flyer for more information.
CCS Resources

Shelby Woith is the College of Nursing’s embedded Mental Health Counselor. Please take a moment to view this video regarding her services.

Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Greeting from the Chief Diversity Officer

Graduate School Website Students will find the Graduate Student Handbook as well as the GRADFORMS portal on the Graduate School website.  Most petitions and the Application to Graduate to the Graduate School will be submitted through the GRADFORMS portal.  Information regarding Fellowships, Minors and Specializations, and graduation requirements can be found on the site as well.

Graduate School New Student Checklist An additional guide to help transition to becoming a graduate student at Ohio State

Graduate School Handbook Includes polices that govern graduate programs at Ohio State

Graduate Student FAQ

Our staff in the College of Nursing put together this PDF to answer common questions.

LIVE WELL Wellness is integrated throughout our curriculum in all of our programs. We encourage our students to not only learn how to take care of others, but how to take care of themselves. Watch a video with Dean Bern on LIVE WELL.

Lockers: There are lockers available for student use in the basement of Newton Hall.  To reserve a locker, come to the Office of Student Affairs and Success in 106 Newton Hall. You will need to complete and sign the Locker Agreement contract and provide either your lock combination or a spare key for your lock to be kept secured with your signed contract. This allows us to assist you in the event that you forget your combination or to remove the lock should you leave and not take your lock with you. Once the contract is complete, a locker number will be assigned to you.

Mental Health First Aid Kit  The “I Can Help You” initiative was started by students at the College of Nursing and is designed to bring awareness to mental health stigmatization as well as provide you with the skills and resources needed to assist others.

Orientation to Online Learning

Online learning can be a new experience for many students.  The brief video on Online Learning will provide answers to common questions.

Parking Find nearby parking spots, learn about parking passes, and discover alternative parking options to main campus offered by CampusParc.


This PDF will go over many of the resources available within the College as well as the University in general.   Please utilize any office, organization or person who can support you in this journey through graduate study.

Student Financial Aid Provides assistance to students applying for financial support, including Federal Aid.

Student Health Insurance All campus students at The Ohio State University are required to have health insurance if they are enrolled at least half-time and in a degree program of study (4 credits for graduate students). Students exclusively in Distance Learning are not eligible for student health insurance and are not required to have health insurance.

Student Services Handout The Student Services PDF is a list of the services available to students through the Buckeye Link Student Services Center.

Student Web The Student Web is an intranet that contains forms, procedures, and information that supports our students, faculty and staff.  Petition forms, Information Technology support, and Advising Tips for Graduate Students can be found here.

Uniform & Equipment Form GE Pre-Licensure 2022

Uniform & Equipment Form GE Post-Licensure 2022

Students are required to purchase specific equipment from The Medical Store as well as ensure their white lab coats have the College of Nursing patch.

Coats may be embroidered at Goodman Uniforms, the vendor approved to embroider the College of Nursing logo.  The patch goes on the left, and the logo and name are on the right.

Important information regarding your Ohio State student email account: 

The university will routinely send official communications to your university email address. Ohio State recently changed their email forwarding policy so the Buckeyemail student email ( can no longer be forwarded to a personal account.  Those students who are also employees of Ohio State have an employee email (, which is also not linked to the Buckeyemail account.  Employees of the OSU Wexner Medical Center have an OSUWMC account as well ( that is not connected.

Please review the Advising Tip on Email Changes for more information.  You may also call the OIT Help Desk at 614-688-HELP (4357), email them at, check the websites or use your website to check where your email is being forwarded and what options there are.

If you have questions on compliance please refer them to the Clinical Compliance Coordinator by emailing



Questions can be directed to Tamara Dunaeff, the Graduate Program Manager, at

Congratulations once again on your admission to the Graduate Entry cohort in the College of Nursing!  We look forward to meeting you at the required Orientation and Transformation Day.