Advance your career.
Our flexible, online Nurse Executive Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) track prepares you for the highest levels of nursing leadership.
If you have completed your bachelor’s or master’s degree in nursing, UToledo’s new Nurse Executive D.N.P. track provides you with the essential skills to take on a nursing leadership position.
Nurse Executives serve a crucial role. They help carry out the mission of their healthcare organization and serve as a role model and coordinator of healthcare team members. Nurse Executives go on to work in healthcare systems in positions like Chief Nursing Officer, Chief Nurse Executive, Director of Nursing and more.
Graduates of the Nursing Executive D.N.P. program are eligible to take the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Nurse Executive certification exam.
UToledo’s nationally ranked D.N.P. programs educate outstanding advanced nursing leaders who often find jobs before they graduate. Our programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
We offer flexible part-time options. All courses are online.
UToledo’s College of Nursing prides itself on evolving to meet the needs of our nursing 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 for more information.
National reputation. UToledo’s M.S.N. and D.N.P. programs are ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 Best Graduate Schools edition.
Flexible degree options. We offer full-time and part-time degree programs. All courses in our D.N.P. program are online.
Practicing faculty. The majority of our D.N.P. faculty members practice. Their real-world experience and perspective about current clinical practices enrich the student learning experience.
Supportive advising staff are there for you throughout your academic journey.
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.
Nearly 75% of our D.N.P. graduates are employed within 12 months of graduation.
D.N.P. 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. Past D.N.P. projects include: