College of Nursing

Family Nurse Practitioner


Graduate application materials are submitted through the Nursing Centralized Application Service(NursingCAS) A supplemental application is also required and can be found at Program admission cycle information posted at

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. 

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Admission Requirements:

  • Baccalaureate from an accredited college/university. Degree in nursing from a school that is accredited by a nationally recognized body for nursing education accreditation.
  • Overall grade point average of 3.0 in undergraduate coursework.
  • Official transcripts from all academic institutions attended, one of which must state the baccalaureate earned. 
  • Personal statement describing career goals, future plans for employment and expectations for graduate study.
  • Submit your personal statement via the "Personal Statement" section of the NursingCAS, title it "University of Toledo" *
  • Current resume or CV
  • Upload a copy of your current resume or CV in the "Documents Upload" section of NursingCAS. *
  • Active unrestricted unencumbered Ohio RN license.
  • Three recommendations completed by professional sources (Master in Nursing preferred)
  • To be submitted electronically on your behalf via the "References" section of NursingCAS.
  • Completion of an undergraduate statistics course recommended.
  • Computer competency that includes word processing skills and ability to communicate electronically.
  • The Graduate Record Exam (General Subject GRE) or TOEFL are required for international applicants. *Minimum required tests scores:
  • All official GRE, TOEFL or IELTS results must be sent directly from the respective GRE or TOEFL organization to The University of Toledo (institutional code 1845). 
  • Interview, if requested.
  • Admission is competitive.
  • Students are required to authorize The University of Toledo to obtain criminal record checks (i.e., BCII and 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 will result in denial of admission to the program or dismissal after matriculation.
  • Applications are completed through Nursing CAS: and by submitting a supplemental application to: The University of Toledo

*Applicants must attach the file on designations page to The University of Toledo in order for the school to have access to the file.

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Semester I - Fall
Course # Course Title


NURS5400 Theoretical & Ethical Foundations of Nursing


NURS5680 Advanced Physiology & Pathophysiology


NURS5740 Advanced Health Assessment (4 lab hours/week)


INDI6000 Introduction to Biostatistical Methods


Semester II - Spring
NURS5690 Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics


NURS5910 Advanced Nursing Research


NURS5530 Public Policy and Health Care


NURS5190 Advanced Interpersonal Interventions (4 lab hours/week)


Semester III - Summer
NURS6210 FNP I:  Adolescents & Adults (180 clinical hours)


Semester IV - Fall    
NURS5500 Family and Cultural Diversity Theories 3
NURS6140 Advanced Practice Nurse Roles & Issues 2
NURS6220  FNP II: Women and Children (180 clinical hours)


Semester V - Spring
NURS6230 FNP III: Adults & Older Adults (270 clinical hours)


CAPSTONE Field Experience, Thesis or Comprehensive Exam


Total Semester Credits  55

Last Updated: 8/21/18