Online Degree Programs

Post-Master's to DNP Sample Plan of Study

Semester I - Fall
Course # Course Title Credit
NURS7010 Scientific Basis of Nursing Practice 3
NURS7050 Information and Technology in Nursing and Health Care Systems 3
    Total of 6 
Semester II - Spring
NURS7040* Applied Nursing Research 3
NURS7060* Population Health 3
    Total of 6
Semester III - Fall
NURS7020 Organizational & Systems Leaderip in Health Care (40 clinical hours) 3
NURS7090 Project Seminar 3
    Total of 6
Semester IV - Spring
NURS7070 Marketing & Entrepreneurial Activity in Complex Health Care 3
NURS7030 Quality Management and Performance Improvement in Health Care Organizations (40 clinical hours) 3
    Total of 6
Semester V - Fall
NURS 7080 OR Evidenced Based Nursing Practice in Direct Care (80 clinical hours) OR 3
NURS7180 Evidenced Based Leadership in Complex Health Systems (80 clinical hours)  
NURS7100 Doctoral Project 3
    Total of 6
Semester VI - Spring
NURS7970 OR Final Practicum - Direct Care (360 clinical hours) OR 6
NURS 7980 Final Practicum - Leadership (360 clinical hours)  
    Total of 6
Total Program Credits 36    



Students are admitted to the Post Master’s to DNP Program fall semester only. If you are ready to apply please View the Graduate Nursing Program Application Process and Checklist. All other questions ould be directed to:

Graduate Nursing Adviser
Fax: 419.383.5894


The University of Toledo is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission located at 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500; Chicago, IL 60604. (800) 621-7440. The College of Nursing has full approval of the Ohio Board of Nursing and is nationally accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. The current list of individual program accreditations and endorsements can be found on the provost’s page.

State Boards of Nursing set standards for licensure.  Some State Boards also require approval of programs leading to an advanced practice certification. It is highly recommended that students who seek admission to the RN to BSN, MSN, or Post Master’s to DNP online programs at The University of Toledo, College of Nursing contact their home state’s Board of Nursing to verify that the desired program and its graduates will meet the eligibility criteria for approval for those credentials. The website of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing has contact information on Boards of Nursing in each state.  

Last Updated: 7/5/19