College of Nursing

Leading the Region in Nursing Education

Expert faculty guidance, cutting-edge curricula, advanced clinical simulations and a patient-centered philosophy are key to student success. At the UToledo College of Nursing, we prepare nurses to lead in the modern health care field and make an impact in their communities. Whether attending our 100% online RN-BSN program or studying for a BSN, MSN, DNP or graduate certificate, our students gain critical experience and exposure. Together, we’re improving health care in the region and the world.

Nursing students practicing in a hospital


With a cutting-edge, advanced interprofessional clinical simulation center, we know practice makes perfect. Students in our programs thrive on exposure; they’re more prepared because of it. Our 15,000-square-foot Lloyd A. Jacobs Interprofessional Immersive Simulation Center (IISC) boasts everything from virtual reality medical visualization to advanced surgical simulation suites. Students learn in a protected space with real-time faculty feedback.


We’re proud to be a regional leader in nursing education — established nearly 50 years ago and continuing to advance the field to this day. Our dedicated faculty and professional partnerships help make this success possible. Experienced faculty connect with nursing students, giving ongoing support as they transition into careers. Regional health care partners, including The University of Toledo Medical Center and ProMedica, provide clinical and career opportunities to our students and graduates. Each experience and partnership provides valuable real-world opportunities.

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Want to start a career in nursing?

We offer two pre-licensure programs.

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We offer Ohio's First Competency-Based RN-BSN program

100% online RN-BSN program a flexible plan of study designed with the working professional in mind. Earn your BSN in one year.

  • Ohio’s first online RN-BSN program to receive Quality Matters certification for its online courses and faculty
  • Available in a new, innovative, self-paced Competency-Based Education (CBE) program
  • Want to learn more about our NEW CBE program? Visit our Facebook page to watch a video discussion of CBE with former program director Dr. Marilynne Wood, Dr. Carol Bryan and others.

Want to educate the next generation of nurses?

Our nurse educator programs are 100% online. With a nurse educator MSN or graduate certificate, you will be prepared to shape healthcare and work as a leader in nursing.

Ready for advanced practice?

UToledo is the leader in advanced practice nursing in northwest Ohio. We offer graduate certificates, MSN and DNP degrees in a number of practice areas, including:

  • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Learn how to apply and learn about graduate funding!

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Professional Licensure Information

The University of Toledo (UToledo) programs leading to licensure and/or advanced practice certification/endorsement, whether delivered online or face-to-face, satisfy the academic requirements for those credentials set forth by the State of Ohio.

Requirements for licensure and/or advanced practice certification/endorsement eligibility vary from one profession to another and from state to state. 

For students who wish to practice in a state other than Ohio, please contact the program director/advisor to discuss if you will need to satisfy additional requirements in that state. The following national site contains state board directories.

Last Updated: 9/17/19