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Collier Building, RM 4405
3000 Arlington Ave
Toledo, OH 43614
Mail Stop 1026
Student Services: 419.383.5810
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Established in 2007, the MSN to Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program at The University of Toledo in collaboration with Wright State University 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 healthcare environment.
As a DNP student at The University of Toledo you will learn how to...
- translate and implement nursing research into evidence based practice to provide the best possible outcomes for your population of interest.
- develop the leadership and organizational expertise to effectively enact the policies and procedures necessary to meet the dynamic state of healthcare delivery.
- identify approaches for quality management and performance improvements in health care organizations.
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 a minimum of 480 supervised clinical hours in their master's program.
- MSN/MS (Nursing) in nursing from a CCNE or NLNAC accredited program.
- Minimum grade point average of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale from master's degree.
- Submission of official transcripts from all academic institutions to NursingCAS.
- Personal statement describing career goals, applied research interest, and expectations
for doctoral study.
- Submit your personal statement via the "Personal Statement" section of the NursingCAS, title it "University of Toledo"
- Current resume or CV, listing current state and/or territory RN license number.
- Upload a copy of your current resume or CV in the "Documents Upload" section of NursingCAS.
- To be submitted electronically on your behalf via the "References" section of NursingCAS.
*Pre-requisite: Must have completed a graduate multivariate statistics course with a grade of B or better within 5 years of enrollment in NURS 7040 and NURS 7060.
**Indirect applicants who do not hold a MSN/MS in nursing administration or leadership will be required to take a graduate financial management and a graduate strategic planning course.
Sample Plan of Study
|Semester I - Fall|
|Course #||Course Title||Credit|
|NURS7010||Scientific Basis of Nursing Practice||
|NURS7050||Information and Technology in Nursing and Health Care Systems||3 SH|
|Semester II - Spring|
|NURS7040*||Applied Nursing Research||3 SH|
|NURS7060*||Population Health||3 SH|
|Semester III - Fall|
|NURS7020||Organizational & Systems Leadership in Health Care (40 clinical hours)||
|NURS7090||Project Seminar||3 SH|
|Semester IV - Spring|
|NURS7070||Marketing & Entrepreneurial Activity in Complex Health Care||3 SH|
|NURS7030||Quality Management and Performance Improvement in Health Care Organizations (40 clinical hours)||3 SH|
|Semester V - Fall|
|Evidenced Based Nursing Practice in Direct Care (80 clinical hours)
Evidenced Based Leadership in Complex Health Systems (Indirect Care) (80 clinical hours)
|NURS7100||Doctoral Project||3 SH|
|Semester VI - Spring|
|Final Practicum - Direct Care (360 clinical hours)
Final Practicum - Indirect Care (360 clinical hours)
|Total Program Credits: 36 SH|