College of Nursing

Leading the Region in Nursing Education

The University of Toledo College of Nursing prepares nurses to lead in the modern health care field. Expert faculty guidance, cutting edge curricula, advanced clinical simulations and a patient-centered philosophy are key to student success. Whether studying for a BSN, MSN, DNP or graduate certificate, students gain critical experience and exposure. Together, we’re improving health care in the region and the world. 

Why UToledo College of Nursing?

Nurses are natural leaders, caretakers and problem-solvers. The University of Toledo provides the experiential knowledge and skills to match. A patient-driven philosophy, state-of-the-art programs, advanced hands-on learning and a strong professional network take you where you want to go. Students like you will shape the future of health care.

Nursing Care for All Life Stages and Settings

We’re founded on a patient-centered, holistic care philosophy. Our curriculum promotes, maintains and restores patient health at every life stage. Students learn in a wide range of health care settings. From home care to critical care, we focus on the needs of diverse patients, populations and conditions, promoting health and managing illness. Whether you pursue a BSN, Master’s, graduate certificate or Doctorate, you’ll find this mindset at the core of your education. Explore programs to find your fit.

Advanced Clinical and Simulation Experience

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.

Expert Faculty and Hospital Partnerships

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. Get started with The University of Toledo. Find your program and schedule a visit — take the first step toward your nursing career.

explore our programs

Want to start a career in nursing?

The University of Toledo offers two pre-licensure programs


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
  • Learn how to apply

ready for advanced practice?

UToledo is the leader in advanced practice nursing in northwest Ohio. We offer 100% online nurse educator programs, as well as 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
  • Nurse Educator

Learn how to apply and learn about graduate funding!

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Last Updated: 4/11/19