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 track is offered to individuals who have completed a master's degree in nursing or doctorate in nursing practice and who desire to obtain specialized knowledge to seek certification as a PCPNP. The curriculum includes a minimum of 540 clock hours for clinical practice. Students should matriculate fall of even numbered years.

PPCNP program graduates are eligible to sit for Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB) certification upon graduation. 

Admission Requirements:

  • Earned master’s in nursing or doctorate in nursing practice from an accredited nursing program.
  • A graduate GPA of 3.0 or greater on a 4.0 scale.
  • Active unrestricted unencumbered Ohio RN license.
  • Current resume or CV.
  • Three recommendations completed by professional sources graduate-level nursing preferred)
  • Official transcripts from all previous graduate coursework.
  • Transcripts must indicate completion at graduate level advanced pathophysiology, advanced pharmacology, and advanced health assessment with a grade of B or higher in each course.
  • Interview, if requested.
  • 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.

Admission is competitive

For international applicants:  The Graduate Record Exams (General Subject GRE) and TOEFL are required. Minimum required test scores:

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  • Advanced Physiology & Pathophysiology
  • Advanced Health Assessment
  • Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics


Semester I - Summer
Course # Course Title Credit
NURS5810 PNP I: Care of Children and Concepts of Wellness (180 clinical hours)


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


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


Total Semester Credits  18

Last Updated: 2/15/19