College of Nursing

Nursing Education Certificate Program


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 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.

Admission Requirements:

  • Baccalaureate or Master's degree in nursing from an accredited college/university. Degree in nursing from a school that is accredited by a nationally recognized body for nursing education.
  • Overall grade point average of 3.0 in Undergraduate work. 
  • Official transcripts from all academic institutions attended, one of which must state that 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, 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. *
  • Three recommendations completed by professional sources (Master in Nursing preferred)submitted electronically on your behalf via the "References" section of NursingCAS.
  • Active, unrestricted, unencumbered RN license in the state in which the applicant practices. 
  • Computer competency that includes Word processing skills and ability to communicate electronically.
  • The Graduate Record Exam (General Subject GRE) and TOEFL* or IELTS* are required for international applicants.

*Minimum required test scores:

  • Interview, if requested.
  • Admission is competitive, students are admitted to the Educator Certificate program in the spring semester only.
  • Students are required to authorize The University of Toledo to obtain criminal record checks (BCII & FBI) & 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.

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

View the Graduate Nursing Program Application Process and Checklist


Semester I - Spring
NURS6720* Teaching, Learning and Evaluation in Nursing 4
Semester II - Summer
NURS6710* Developing Instructional Programs in Nursing 3
Semester III - Fall

Practicum and Seminar in Teaching
(135 practicum hours)**

Total Semester Credits  11
*NURS6710 and NURS6720 must be taken prior to enrolling in NURS6730

**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.
Last Updated: 9/18/15