As our population ages, the need grows for adult gerontology acute care nurse practitioners. UToledo’s programs prepare advanced practice nurses to provide comprehensive, acute care to the adult-gerontological and frail elderly population.
Our nationally ranked M.S.N. and D.N.P. programs educate outstanding advanced practitioners who often find jobs before they graduate.
We offer several routes for nurses who want to become NPs and sit for the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) certification or American Association of Critical Care Nursing (AACN) certification.
All courses in our NP programs are online; labs and clinical experiences are in person.
If you already have a graduate degree in nursing and want to become a nurse practitioner, consider our part-time, online graduate certificate.
Master of science in nursing (M.S.N.)
Doctor of nursing practice (D.N.P.)
Graduate certificate program
UToledo’s College of Nursing offers the widest variety of advanced-practice programs in northwest Ohio. We pride ourselves on evolving to meet the needs of our students and the increasing complexities and challenges of the healthcare industry.
Our partnership with ProMedica — a large, not-for-profit healthcare system — helps us fulfill that mission as we seek to:
Contact our College of Nursing graduate advisor about the best pathway for you.
Flexible degree options. We offer full-time and part-time degree programs. All courses in our NP programs are online, except for required lab and clinical experiences.
Practicing faculty. The majority of our NP faculty members practice. Their real-world experience and perspective about current clinical practices enrich the student learning experience.
State-of-the-art facilities. Gain hands-on experience on one of the most technologically advanced medical campuses in the U.S. UToledo’s Health Science Campus is home to the College of Nursing, College of Medicine and Life Sciences, College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and The University of Toledo Medical Center.
As a graduate student, you have access to the latest educational and healthcare technology, including:
Financial support. The College of Nursing offers graduate assistant positions.
Scholarship. UToledo is a large, public research institution with the resources to help you succeed.
Adult gerontology acute care NPs practice in settings such as:
Nearly 75% of our M.S.N. and D.N.P. graduates are employed within 12 months of graduation.
Nurse practitioner graduates from UToledo have earned leadership and practice positions at some of the best healthcare and professional organizations in the country, including:
Our award-winning faculty includes:
Graduate nursing students are encouraged to collaborate with faculty on myriad research interests, including:
D.N.P. students are required to conduct evidence-based practice projects about contemporary healthcare needs. M.S.N. students complete capstone projects. Past D.N.P. projects include: