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College of Nursing
 
Graduate Programs

The College of Nursing at the University of Toledo offers several graduate-level degree and certificate programs.  DNP and MS degrees and academic certificates are offered.  The Doctor of Nursing Practice Program (DNP) is designed to take current nationally certified advanced practice nurses and nurse administrators (nurse executives) to the highest level of clinical practice in order to meet the increasing complexities and challenges of the nation's health care environment.The degree program for the Master of Science in Nursing at The University of Toledo is designed to consider the student's past learning, personal and professional goals, and the insights and experiences gained through practice. The MSN degree prepares RNs with bachelor degrees as Advanced Practice Nurses or Nurse Educators.

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Admission to Graduate Programs

Admission Requirements (DNP):

To be eligible for admission, applicants must have:

1.        MSN/MS (Nursing) in advanced clinical practice or nursing administration from a CCNE or NLNAC accredited program.

2.        Minimum grade point average of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale from master's degree.

3.        Official transcripts from all academic institutions attended, one of which must state the MSN/MS (Nursing) earned.

4.        Current national certification in advanced clinical practice in nursing or nursing administration/executive.

5.        Active, unrestricted, unencumbered RN license for state where the student plans to conduct clinical experiences.

6.        For Direct Care applicants, current state certification in an area of advanced practice where student plans to conduct clinical experiences.

7.        Personal statement describing career goals, applied research interests, and expectations for doctoral study.

8.        Current resume or CV.

9.        Documented supervised clinical hours in applicant's master's program.

10.     Three recommendations from professional sources (one from Faculty in Major or of concentration from master's program).

11.     Face-to-face interview.

Admission Requirements  (Masters - all except MSN-CNL):

To be eligible for admission, applicants must have:

1.        Baccalaureate from an accredited college/university. Degree in nursing from a school that is accredited by a nationally recognized body for nursing accreditation.

2.        Overall grade point average of 3.0 in undergraduate work.

3.        Official transcripts from all academic institutions attended, one of which must state the baccalaureate earned.

4.        Active, unrestricted, current unencumbered Ohio RN License.

5.        Completion of an undergraduate statistics course recommended.

6.        Computer competency that includes word processing skills and ability to communicate electronically.

7.        Personal statement describing career goals, future plans for employment, and expectations for graduate study.

8.        Current resume or CV, listing current Ohio RN license number.

9.        Two College of Nursing recommendation forms completed by professional sources (Master's in Nursing preferred).

10.     The Graduate Record Examination (General Subject GRE) and TOEFL* or IELTS* are required for international applicants. *Minimum required test scores: http://www.utoledo.edu/graduate/prospectivestudents/admission/guidelines.html     

11.     An interview, if requested. 

12.     Admission is competitive.

13.     Students are required to authorize The University of Toledo to obtain criminal record checks (BCII & FBI) and are responsible for fingerprinting expenses. Students must declare and document misdemeanor and/or felony offenses that occur prior to admission to the nursing program and/or during program progression. In compliance with Ohio Revised Code 4723-7, convictions may result in denial of admission to the program or dismissal after matriculation.

Admission Requirements  (Masters - MSN-CNL only):

To be eligible for admission, applicants must have:

1.        Baccalaureate from an accredited college/university.

2.        Overall grade point average of 3.0 in undergraduate work.

3.        Official transcripts from all academic institutions attended, one of which must state the baccalaureate earned.

4.        Completion of six semester credits of Human Anatomy and Physiology with a grade of "B" or better.

5.        Completion of three semester credits of psychology.

6.        Completion of three semester credits of social science.

7.        Computer competency that includes word processing skills and ability to communicate electronically.

8.        Personal statement describing career goals, future plans for employment, and expectations for graduate study.

9.        Current resume or CV.

10.     Two College of Nursing recommendation forms completed by professional sources.

11.     The Graduate Record Examination (General Subject GRE) within the past five years TOEFL* or IELTS* are required for international applicants with results from the past 2 years. *Minimum required test scores: http://www.utoledo.edu/graduate/prospectivestudents/admission/guidelines.html     

12.     An interview, if requested. 

13.     Admission is competitive.

14.     Students are required to authorize The University of Toledo to obtain criminal record checks (BCII & FBI) and are responsible for fingerprinting expenses. Students must declare and document misdemeanor and/or felony offenses that occur prior to admission to the nursing program and/or during program progression. In compliance with Ohio Revised Code 4723-7, convictions may result in denial of admission to the program or dismissal after matriculation.

Admission Requirements  (Certificates - except Nurse Educator)

1.        Master's degree in nursing from a school that is accredited by a nationally recognized body for nursing education accreditation.

2.        Overall grade point average of 3.0 in graduate work. Official transcripts from all academic institutions attended, one of which must state the Master's degree earned.

3.        Active, unrestricted, current unencumbered Ohio RN License.

4.        Computer competency that includes word processing skills and ability to communicate electronically.

5.        Personal statement describing career goals, future plans for employment and expectations for graduate study.

6.        Current resume or CV, listing current Ohio RN license number.

7.        Two College of Nursing recommendation forms from professional sources (Master in Nursing preferred).

8.        The Graduate Record Exam (General Subject GRE) and TOEFL* or IELTS* are required for international applicants.

*Minimum required test scores:  http://www.utoledo.edu/graduate/prospectivestudents/admission/guidelines.html  

9.        Interview, if requested.

10.     Admission is competitive.

11.     Students are required to authorize The University of Toledo to obtain criminal record checks (BCII & FBI) and are responsible for fingerprinting expenses. Students must declare and document misdemeanor and/or felony offenses that occur prior to admission to the nursing program and/or during program progression. In compliance with Ohio Revised Code 4723-7, convictions may result in denial of admission to the program or dismissal after matriculation.

Admission Requirements  (Nurse Educator Certificate)

1.        Baccalaureate degree in nursing from a school that is accredited by a nationally recognized body for nursing education accreditation.

2.        Overall grade point average of 3.0 in undergraduate work.

3.        Official transcripts from all academic institutions attended, one of which must state the baccalaureate earned.

4.        Active, unrestricted, current unencumbered RN License.in the state in which the applicant practices

5.        Computer competency that includes word processing skills and ability to communicate electronically.

6.        Personal statement describing career goals, future plans for employment and expectations for graduate study.

7.        Current resume or CV, listing current state and/or territory RN license number

8.        Two College of Nursing recommendation forms from professional sources (Master in Nursing preferred).

9.        The Graduate Record Exam (General Subject GRE) and TOEFL* or IELTS* are required for international applicants.

*Minimum required test scores:  http://www.utoledo.edu/graduate/prospectivestudents/admission/guidelines.html  

10.     Interview, if requested.

11.     Admission is competitive.

12.     Students are required to authorize The University of Toledo to obtain criminal record checks (BCII & FBI) and are responsible for fingerprinting expenses. Students must declare and document misdemeanor and/or felony offenses that occur prior to admission to the nursing program and/or during program progression. In compliance with Ohio Revised Code 4723-7, convictions may result in denial of admission to the program or dismissal after matriculation.

Priority application deadlines are February 1 and October 1 for receipt of all application materials.

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Administration of Programs

All graduate programs in the College of Nursing are administered jointly by the college and the College of Graduate Studies of The University of Toledo. Students may contact specific departments, the college’s graduate advisor, or the College of Graduate Studies for further information on programs or admission requirements.

Advising

Students may contact Kathy Mitchell for initial advising at kathleen.mitchell@utoledo.edu. Students must meet with their advisor for the purpose of developing a plan of study. It is the student’s responsibility to meet all requirements for the degree as specified by the graduate program, the department, the College of Graduate Studies and the University of Toledo. Students are encouraged to complete the plan of study during the first semester of matriculation.

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Graduate Degrees Offered

Doctor of Nursing Practice                                                                                                   36 semester credits

Master of Science in Nursing

Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL)                                                                                          66 semester credits
Adult Nurse Practitioner/Clinical Nurse Specialist (ANP/CNS)                                     55 semester credits
Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)                                                                                    55 semester credits
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP)                                                                                 51 semester credits
Psychiatric-Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist (PMH-CNS)                                 52 semester credits
Nurse Educator                                                                                                               40 semester credits

Certificate Programs

Adult Nurse Practitioner Graduate Certificate Program (ANP-C)                                  22 semester credits plus prerequisites

·         For Current Registered Nurses with a Master's Degree in Nursing

Family Nurse Practitioner Graduate Certificate Program (FNP-C)                                 25 semester credits plus prerequisites

·         For Current Registered Nurses with a Master's Degree in Nursing

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Graduate Certificate Program (PNP-C)                              21 semester credits plus prerequisites

·         For Current Registered Nurses with a Master's Degree in Nursing

Psychiatric-Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist

     Graduate Certificate Program (PMH-CNS-C)                                                           25 semester credits plus prerequisites

·         For Current Registered Nurses with a Master's Degree in Nursing

Nursing Education Certificate                                                                                         11 semester credits

Accreditation

The University of Toledo College of Nursing is approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing. Master's and Bachelor's Degree programs are nationally accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Doctor of Nursing Practice:  (DNP)

Established in 2007, the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program at The Univeristy of Toledo (UT) in collaboration with Wright State Universtiy (WSU) is designed to take currently nationally certified advanced practice nurses and nurse administrators (nurse executives) to the highest level of clinical practice in order to meet the increasing complexities and challenges of the nation's healthcare environment. The online, part-time DNP curriculum includes theoretical and clinical courses to prepare students to lead and develop innovative health care delivery in a variety of health care settings.   In accordance with AACN specifications for 1000 academically supervised post-BSN clinical hours to earn a DNP degree, 520 hours of academically supervised advanced clinical practice are included in the program.  Students are expected to have earned and documented 480 supervised clinical hours in their master's program.

Curriculum

Course                    Course Name                                                                               Credit Hours

Semester I - Fall

NURS701               Scientific Basis of Nsg. Practice                                                            3

Semester II - Spring

NURS704               Applied Nursing Research                                                                     3
NURS706               Population Health                                                                                   3

Semester III - Fall

NURS702               Org & Systems Leadership (40 clinical hours)                                      3
NURS709               Project Seminar                                                                                      3

Semester IV - Spring

NURS707               Marketing & Entrepreneurial Activity in Complex Health Care             3

Semester V - Fall

NURS708               Evidence Based Nursing Practice in Direct Care                                    3
                                (80 clinical hours)                                                                                  
OR
NURS718               Evidence Based Administration in Complex Health Systems                3
                                (Indirect Care) (80 clinical hours)

Semester VI - Spring

NURS703               Quality Mgmt & Performance Improvement in Health                          3
                                Care Organizations (40 clinical hours)
NURS705               Information and Technology in Nursing & Health Care Systems          3

Semester VII - Fall

NURS710               Evidence Based Practice Project                                                             3

Semester VIII - Spring

NURS797               Capstone Practicum (Direct Care - 360 Clinical Hours)                         6
OR
NURS798               Capstone Practicum (Indirect Care - 360 Clinical Hours)                      6              

Total                                                                                                                                      36                             

Master of Science in Nursing:  Clinical Nurse Leader 

The Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) major is a two-year, full-time course of study. The program is designed for the person who holds a bachelor's degree, who is not yet a registered nurse (RN), but who desires to become a RN. The curriculum includes theory classes prepared by the graduate faculty of the University of Toledo College of Nursing, as well as clinical experiencees with patients in state-of-the-art heath care facilties.  The master's preparation positions graduates for immediate entry into exciting positions in hospitals or clinics, and also provides an opportunity to continue graduate study. Graduates may elect to pursue a certificate to enter advanced practice roles as a nurse practitioner or clinical nurse specialist, or they may decide to pursue a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree or the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree.

Curriculum

Course                    Course Name                                                                               Credit Hours

Semester I - Fall

NURS504               Health Assessment and the Nursing Process for Promoting Health      6
NURS505               Health Sciences I                                                                                    3
NURS506               Professional Socialization I                                                                    3
NURS507               Therapeutic Communication Skills for Nurses                                       3

Semester II - Spring 

NURS514               Designing Nursing Systems to Promote Self-Care                                6
NURS525               Health Sciences II                                                                                  3
NURS567               Pharmacology                                                                                        3
NURS516               Professional Socialization II                                                                   3

Semester III - Summer

NURS524               Designing Nursing Systems for Compromised Health States                6
INDI600                 Introduction to Biostatistical Methods                                                    3

Semester IV - Fall 

NURS544               Population Focused Nursing Care                                                         6
NURS607               Advanced Communication Skills and Group Dynamics                        3
NURS591               Advanced Nursing Research                                                                  3

Semester V - Spring 

NURS554               Advanced Practicum in Nursing Sytems Design                                  12

NURSXXX            Thesis, Comprehensive Exam or Field Experience                                3

Total                                                                                                                                      66

Master of Science in Nursing:  Adult Nurse Practitioner/Clinical Nurse Specialist

The Adult Nurse Practitioner/Clinical Nurse Specialist (ANP/CNS) major is a two-year, full-time course of study with part-time options. The program is designed to prepare advanced practice nurses to care for adults in a wide variety of settings. The curriculum features theoretically based and clinically focused courses and includes a minimum of 600 contact hours for clinical practice and selected laboratory experiences. 

Curriculum

Course                    Course Name                                                                               Credit Hours

Semester I - Fall

NURS540               Theoretical & Ethical Foundations of Nursing                                       3
NURS568               Advanced Physiology & Pathophysiology                                            3
NURS574               Advanced Health Assessment (4 lab hours/week)                                 4
INDI600                 Introduction to Biostatistical Methods                                                   3

Semester II - Spring 

NURS569               Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics                                                            3
NURS591               Advanced Nursing Research                                                                  3
NURS608               ANP/CNS I: Care of Adolescents and Adults 
                                     (12 clinical hours/week)                                                                    7

Semester III - Fall 

NURS519               Advanced Interpersonal Interventions (4 lab hours/week)                     3
NURS550               Family and Cultural Diversity Theories                                                 3
NURS609               ANP/CNS II: Care of Women and Concepts of Wellness 
                                     (12 clinical hours/week)                                                                    7

Semester IV - Spring 

NURS614               Advanced Practice Nurse: Roles & Issues                                             2
NURS610               ANP/CNS III: Care of Adults & Older Adults with a Specialty Focus 
                                     (18 clinical hours/week)                                                                    8
NURS553               Public Policy and Health Care                                                                3
CAPSTONE           Field Experience, Thesis or Comprehensive Exam                                3  

Total                                                                                                                                      55

Master of Science in Nursing:  Family Nurse Practitioner

The Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) major is a two-year, full-time course of study with part-time options. The curriculum is designed to prepare professional nurses for the FNP role in primary nursing care. The curriculum includes a minimum of 600 contact hours for clinical practice and selected laboratory experiences.

Curriculum

Course                    Course Name                                                                               Credit Hours

Semester I - Fall

NURS540               Theoretical & Ethical Foundations of Nursing                                       3
NURS568               Advanced Physiology & Pathophysiology                                            3
NURS574               Advanced Health Assessment (4 lab hours/week)                                 4
INDI600                 Introduction to Biostatistical Methods                                                    3

Semester II - Spring 

NURS569               Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics                                                            3
NURS591               Advanced Nursing Research                                                                  3
NURS621               FNP I: Adolescents and Adults (12 clinical hours/week)                      7

Semester III - Fall 

NURS519               Advanced Interpersonal Interventions (4 lab hours/week)                     3
NURS550               Family and Cultural Diversity Theories                                                 3
NURS622               FNP II: Women and Children (12 clinical hours/week)                         7

 Semester IV - Spring 

NURS614               Advanced Practice Nurse: Roles & Issues                                             2
NURS623               FNP III: Adults & Older Adults (18 clinical hours/week)                     8
NURS553               Public Policy & Health Care                                                                  3
CAPSTONE           Field Experience, Thesis or Comprehensive Exam                                3  

Total                                                                                                                                      55

Master of Science in Nursing:  Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

The Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP) major is a two-year, full-time course of study with part-time options. The program is designed to prepare advanced practice nurses to care for children in a wide variety of settings. The curriculum features theoretically based and clinically focused courses and includes a minimum of 500 contact hours for clinical practice and selected laboratory experiences. Students who desire full-time study should matriculate in fall of even numbered years.

Curriculum

Course                    Course Name                                                                               Credit Hours

Semester I - Fall

NURS540               Theoretical & Ethical Foundations of Nursing                                       3
NURS568               Advanced Physiology & Pathophysiology                                            3
NURS574               Advanced Health Assessment (4 lab hours/week)                                 4
INDI600                 Introduction to Biostatistical Methods                                                    3

Semester II - Spring 

NURS569               Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics                                                            3
NURS581               PNP I: Care of Children and Concepts of Wellness 
                                     (12 clinical hours/week; odd years only)                                           6
NURS591               Advanced Nursing Research                                                                  3

Semester III - Fall 

NURS519               Advanced Interpersonal Interventions (4 lab hours/week)                     3
NURS550               Family and Cultural Diversity Theories                                                 3
NURS582               PNP II: Common Acute and Stable Chronic Illnesses 
                                     (12 clinical hours/week; odd years only)                                           6

Semester IV - Spring 

NURS553               Public Policy and Health Care                                                                3
NURS583               PNP III: Complex Chronic Illnesses or Disabilities 
                                     (12 clinical hours/week; even years only)                                         6
NURS614               Advanced Practice Nurse: Roles & Issues                                             2
CAPSTONE           Field Experience, Thesis or Comprehensive Exam                                3

Total                                                                                                                                      51 

Master of Science in Nursing:  Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist

The Psychiatric-Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist (PMH-CNS) major is a two-year, full-time program with part-time options.  The curriculum is designed to expand knowledge and prepare advanced practice nurses to work in a wide variety of community and hospital-based psychiatric settings.  The curriculum includes theoretically based and clinically focused courses. Students who desire to study full time should matriculate in the fall of even numbered years.  

Curriculum

Course                    Course Name                                                                               Credit Hours

Semester I - Fall

NURS540               Theoretical & Ethical Foundations of Nursing                                       3
NURS568               Advanced Physiology & Pathophysiology                                            3
NURS574               Advanced Health Assessment
                                     (4 lab hours/week)                                                                            4
NURS519               Advanced Interpersonal Interventions
                                     (4 lab hours/week)                                                                            3

Semester II - Spring

INDI600                 Introduction to Biostatistical Methods                                                    3
NURS569               Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics                                                            3
NURS509               PMHN I - odd years only
                                     (9 clinical hours/week)                                                                      5
NURS553               Public Policy and Health Care                                                                3

Semester III - Fall 

NURS510               PMHN II - odd years only
                                     (12 clinical hours/week)                                                                    6
NURS550               Family & Cultural Diversity Theories                                                    3
NURS591               Advanced Nursing Research                                                                  3

Semester IV - Spring

NURS511               Practicum in PMH - even years only
                                     (18 clinical hours/week)                                                                    6
NURS614               Advanced Practice Nurse: Roles & Issues                                             2
NURS528               Theories of Addictive Behavior                                                             2
CAPSTONE           Field Experience, Thesis or Comprehensive Exam                                3

Total                                                                                                                                      52

Master of Science in Nursing:  Nurse Educator

The Nurse Educator major is targeted for baccalaureate graduates with clinical nursing experience who want to become nursing faculty or staff educators. Graduates are envisioned as teachers of undergraduate nursing students in the classroom and clinical setting. This major focuses on:  curriculum development, teaching-learning processes, classroom and clinical teaching strategies, and evaluation principles. The Nurse Educator major offers full-time and part-time options. Students who are seeking full time study should matriculate in the spring semester. The Nurse Educator Curriculum is offered via internet/WebCT for the full time student with campus experiences at selected times specified in the course schedule.

Curriculum

Course                    Course Name                                                                               Credit Hours

Semester I - Spring

NURS672               Teaching, Learning and Evaluation in Nursing                                      4
NURS540               Theoretical & Ethical Foundations of Nursing                                       3
NURS568               Advanced Physiology & Pathophysiology                                            3
INDI600                 Introduction to Biostatistical Methods                                                    3
NURS553               Public Policy & Health Care                                                                  3

Semester II - Summer

NURS671               Developing Instructional Programs in Nursing                                      3
NURS591               Advanced Nursing Research                                                                  3
NURS574               Advanced Health Assessment (4 lab hours/week)                                 4

Semester III - Fall

NURS551               Advanced Clinical Seminar in Nursing
                                     (4 lab hours/week)                                                                            4
NURS519               Advanced Interpersonal Interventions
                                     (4 lab hours/week)                                                                            3
NURS673               Practicum and Seminar in Teaching
                                     (9 practicum hours/week)                                                                  4
CAPSTONE           Field experience, thesis or comprehensive exam.                                   3

 
Total                                                                                                                                      40

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Graduate Certificate:  Adult Nurse Practitioner

The Adult Nurse Practitioner Graduate Certificate (ANP-C) program is offered to individuals who have completed a master's degree in nursing and who desire to obtain specialized knowledge to seek certification as an ANP. All of the courses award academic credit from The University of Toledo. Graduates of the program will be qualified to take national ANP certification examinations. The curriculum includes a minimum of 500 contact hours for clinical practice and laboratory experiences.

Prerequisites

Fall Semester

Course                    Course Name                                                                               Credit Hours

NURS568               Advanced Physiology & Pathophysiology*                                          3
NURS574               Advanced Health Assessment (4 lab hours/week)*                               4

Curriculum

Spring Semester 

Course                    Course Name                                                                               Credit Hours

NURS569               Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics                                                            3
NURS603               ANP I: Care of Adolescents and Adults (12 clinical hours/week)         7

Fall Semester 

NURS604               ANP II: Primary Care of Women (12 clinical hours/week)                   6

Spring Semester 

NURS605               ANP III: Care of Adults and Older Adults (12 clinical hours/week)     6

Total                                                                                                                                      22 

*If the course was completed greater than 5 years prior to matriculation, the course must be repeated.

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Graduate Certificate:  Family Nurse Practitioner

The Family Nurse Practitioner Graduate Certificate (FNP-C) program is offered to individuals who have completed a master's degree in nursing and who desire to obtain specialized knowledge to seek certification as an FNP. Graduates of the program will be qualified to take national FNP certification examinations.

The program is offered in a four-semester, part-time option. The curriculum is designed to prepare professional nurses for the FNP role in primary nursing care. The curriculum includes a minimum of 600 contact hours for clinical practice and laboratory experiences.

Prerequisites

Fall Semester

Course                    Course Name                                                                               Credit Hours

NURS568               Advanced Physiology & Pathophysiology*                                          3
NURS574               Advanced Health Assessment (4 lab hours/week)*                               4

Curriculum

Spring Semester 

Course                    Course Name                                                                               Credit Hours

NURS569               Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics                                                            3
NURS621               FNP I: Adolescents and Adults (12 clinical hours/week)                      7

Fall Semester 

NURS622               FNP II: Women and Children (12 clinical hours/week)                         7

Spring Semester 

NURS623               FNP III: Adults and Older Adults (18 clinical hours/week)                  8

Total                                                                                                                                      25 

*If the course was completed greater than 5 years prior to matriculation, the course must be completed.

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Graduate Certificate:  Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

The Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Graduate Certificate (PNP-C) program is offered to individuals who have completed a master's degree in nursing and who desire to obtain specialized knowledge to seek certification as a PNP. All of the courses award academic credit from The University of Toledo. Graduates of the program will be qualified to take national PNP certification examinations. The curriculum includes a minimum of 500 contact hours for clinical practice and laboratory experiences.

Prerequisites

Fall Semester

Course                    Course Name                                                                               Credit Hours

NURS568               Advanced Physiology & Pathophysiology*                                          3
NURS574               Advanced Health Assessment (4 lab hours/week)*                               4

Curriculum

Spring Semester  - (odd years only)

Course                    Course Name                                                                               Credit Hours

NURS569               Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics                                                            3
NURS581               PNP I: Care of Children and Concepts of Wellness 
                                     (12 clinical hours/week)                                                                    6

Fall Semester - (odd years only) 

NURS582               PNP II: Common Acute and Stable Chronic Illnesses 
                                     (12 clinical hours/week)                                                                    6

Spring Semester - (even years only) 

NURS583               PNP III: Complex Chronic Illnesses or Disabilities 
                                     (12 clinical hours/week)                                                                    6

Total                                                                                                                                      21

*If the course was completed greater than 5 years prior to matriculation, the course must be repeated.

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 Graduate Certificate:  Psychiatric-Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist

The  Psychiatric  Mental  Health  Clinical  Nurse  Specialist /Graduate Certificate (PMHN-CNS-C) program is offered to individuals who have completed a master’s degree in nursing and who desire to obtain specialized knowledge to seek certification as an Adult Psychiatric and Mental Health CNS. All of the courses award academic credit from the The University of Toledo.  Graduates of the program will be qualified to take national certification examinations.  The curriculum includes a minimum of 500 contact hours for clinical practice and laboratory experiences. The PMH/CNS program is offered via internet/WebCT with visits at selected times specified in the course schedule.

Prerequisites

Fall Semester

Course                    Course Name                                                                               Credit Hours

NURS568               Advanced Physiology & Pathophysiology*                                          3
NURS574               Advanced Health Assessment     (4 lab hours/week)*                           4

Curriculum

Spring Semester - (odd years only) 

Course                    Course Name                                                                               Credit Hours

NURS569               Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics                                                            3
NURS509               PMHN I     (9 clinical hours/week)                                                        5
NURS528               Theories of Addictive Behaviors                                                            2

Fall Semester - (odd years only) 

NURS519               Advanced Interpersonal Intervention     (4 lab hours/week)                   3
NURS510               PMHN II     (12 clinical hours/week)                                                    6

Fall Semester - (even years only) 

NURS511               PMHN III     (18 clinical hours/week)                                                   6

Total                                                                                                                                      25

*If the course was completed greater than 5 years prior to matriculation, the course must be repeated.

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 Graduate Certificate:  Nursing Education

The knowledge and application of the principles of teaching and learning, program development, assessment, and the evaluation of learners is paramount for the role of the nurse as educator.  All classes are conducted online.

The Nursing Education Certificate Program at The University of Toledo is designed to provide an opportunity for current and potential nurse educators in academic and healthcare settings to develop and refine the practice of teaching.  Graduates of the program receive a certificate acknowledging successful completion of advanced preparation.  This certificate depicts a commitment to the professional responsibility as an educator in a variety of healthcare settings.

Semester I - Spring

Course                    Course Name                                                                               Credit Hours

NURS672*             Teaching, Learning and Evaluation in Nursing                                      4

Semester II - Summer

NURS671*             Developing Instructional Programs in Nursing                                      3

Semester III - Fall

NURS673               Practicum and Seminar in Teaching     (9 hours practicum/week)**      4

Total                                                                                                                                      11

*NURS671 and NURS672 must be taken prior to enrolling in NURS673

**In the practicum course, students are supervised by faculty and precepted by a master teacher. Students spend the equivalent of 9 hours per week in practicum experiences that are arranged in an educational setting in a locale chosen by students and faculty.

Unique Features

Designed for adult learners with the convenience of online classes

Faculty experts in education theory and practice

Opportunity for completion within one calendar year

Affordable tuition

Last Updated: 6/26/15