College of Nursing

Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner/Graduate Certificate


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 Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Graduate Certificate program is offered to individuals who have completed a master's degree in nursing and who desire to obtain specialized knowledge to seek certification as a PNP. All of the courses award academic credit from The University of Toledo. Graduates of the program will be qualified to take national PNP certification examinations. The curriculum includes a minimum of 500 contact hours for clinical practice and laboratory experiences. Students should matriculate fall of even numbered years.

Admission Requirements:

  • 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
  • Official transcripts from all academic institutions attended, one of which must stated the Master's degree 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. *
  • Three recommendation forms completed by professional sources (Master in Nursing preferred)
  • To be submitted electronically on your behalf via the "References" section of NursingCAS.
  • Active unrestricted unencumbered Ohio RN license.
  • Computer competency that includes Word processing skills and ability to communicate electronically.
  • The Graduate Record Exams (General Subject GRE) and TOEFL* or IELTS* are required for international applicants.

*Minimum required test scores:

  • Interview if requested.
  • Admission is competitive
  • 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


Fall Semester
Course # Course Title Credit
NURS5680 Advanced Physiology & Pathophysiology*


NURS5740 Advanced Health Assessment (4 lab hours/week)*



Spring Semester  - (odd years only)
Course # Course Title Credit
NURS5690 Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics


NURS5810 PNP I: Care of Children and Concepts of Wellness (180 clinical hours)


Fall Semester - (odd years only) 
NURS5820 PNP II: Common Acute and Stable Chronic Illnesses (180 clinical hours)


Spring Semester - (even years only) 
NURS5830 PNP III: Complex Chronic Illnesses or Disabilities (180 clinical hours)


Total Semester Credits  21

*If the course was completed greater than 5 years prior to matriculation, the course must be repeated.
Last Updated: 9/18/15