2009 - 2010 Catalog Archive

College of Nursing 2009-2010 Catalog

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College of Nursing

Health Science Campus
Collier Building
Mail Stop 1026
The University of Toledo
3000 Arlington Avenue
Toledo, Ohio 43614



Timothy Gaspar PhD, Dean

Susan Batten PhD, Associate Dean

Patricia Hoover MSN, Nursing Advisor BSN Program

Rebecca Hatcher BSN, Nursing Advisor AASN Program

Michele Gallagher MSN BC, Nursing Advisor RN-BSN Program

Cara Sterken BSN, Nursing Advisor

Jasmine Wakeman BSN, Academic Records Specialist and Nursing Advisor RN-BSN program

Paula Ballmer MSN, Senior Recruiter

Janice Cassity MSN, Recruiter

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Kathleen Ahonen MSN CRNP, Instructor
Ruth Ankele MSN, Assistant Professor
Susan Batten PhD CNS, Associate Profession
Nancy Brown-Schott MSN CNS, Assistant Professor
Carol Bryan MSN, Lecturer
Danette Core BSN, Assistant Professor
Kimberly Drummond MSN, Instructor
Jeanne Eastop MSN, Assistant Professor
Cheryl Gies MSN CNP, Instructor
Elizabeth Grothaus MSN, Instructor
Kay Grothaus PhD CNS, Associate Professor
Karen Hoblet MSN, Assistant Professor
Lisa King MSN, Instructor
Deloris Lakia MSN CNP, Instructor
Carolyn Lee MSN PhD, Associate Professor
Diann Lento MSN, Visiting Professor
Mira Lessick MSN PhD, Associate Professor
Kelly Lewandowski MSN, Lecturer
Betty Ann Masiulaniec MSN, Instructor
Deborah Mattin MSN MBA, Instructor
Eliza McCartney MSN CRNP, Assistant Professor
Patrick McMahon MSN, Instructor
Jacquelin Nowicki MSN, Instructor
Denise Oancea MSN MBA, Instructor
Linda Pierce PhD CNS CRRN, Professor
Kathryn Pilliod-Carpenter MSN CNP, Instructor
Colleen Quinlan, MSN CNP, Instructor
Jane Ransom PhD, Associate Professor
Diane Salvador MSN, Assistant Professor
Martha Sexton MSN, Instructor
Katherine Sink  PhD CNS, Associate Professor
Susan Sochacki MSN RNC, Assistant Professor
Tracy Szirony PhD RNC CHPN, Associate Professor
Cebie Titgemier, BSN MA, Lecturer
Karen Tormoehlen MSN CRNP, Instructor
Darla Vogelpohl MSN CNS, Assistant Professor
Marilynne Wood MSN, Assistant Professor

BSN, RN-BSN and AD for UT students
419.530.2673 NurseAdvisorBG@utoledo.edu
BSN and RN-BSN for BGSU students
419.372.8242 NurseAdvisorEast@utoledo.edu
RN-BSN students with BGSU-F residing in  Erie, Huron, Lorain, Ottawa, Sandusky Seneca, or a county east of Lorain county
419.433.5560 (x20645) ADMISSION INFORMATION


The College of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (BSN program) and National League for Nursing (AASN program).  Both programs are approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing.

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The College of Nursing prepares students for a variety of careers in the healthcare environment.  Professional practice settings include hospitals, long-term care, home health, school nursing, community centers as well as opportunities in teaching, management, and service settings.

Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing
Students pursuing a BSN degree that leads to nursing licensure complete two years of course work in the pre-professional division of the College of Nursing.  Following completion of prerequisite courses, the student applies for admission to the upper division.  Students take nursing courses on the Health Science Campus.  125 semester credits and successful completion of a nursing competency exam are required for graduation. 

Registered Nurse - Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing
Nurses who have earned an associate or diploma degree in nursing and have an active unencumbered RN license are eligible to apply.  Students complete university required courses and prerequisites for the major, then apply for admission to upper division nursing courses.   Completion of 124 semester credits are required for graduation.  Required nursing courses are online so computer and internet access is essential.  Clinical experiences are completed in the student’s community.

Associate of Applied Science in Nursing
Students pursing an AASN degree that leads to nursing licensure complete one semester of prerequisite courses, then apply for admission to the major.  Students take courses on Main Campus and Health Science Campus.  Completion of 71 semester credits and successful completion of a nursing competency exam are required for graduation.

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Although admission to the university is open, acceptance into nursing programs is a separate process that is competitive based on cumulative grade point average.  Qualifications for admission include satisfactory completion of prerequisite courses and all other requirements stated in this catalog.  The requirements apply equally to full-time, part-time and transfer students.

Admission to the College of Nursing as a pre-licensure student requires a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale and an ACT (with writing score) of 19 or higher or SAT (with writing score) of 910 or higher.  Students enroll in pre-nursing courses based on placement test outcomes; the tests are taken as part of orientation activities.  Admission as a pre-nursing student does not guarantee acceptance into BSN or RN-BSN program.  

Baccalaureate Program
Admission to the upper division professional nursing program is competitive based on a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale and completion of all university required and  prerequisite courses with a grade of “C” or higher.  Because the number of seats available for starting upper division study each semester is limited, students are encouraged to obtain at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA.

Applications are submitted to the Nursing Advisor office by January 1st for Summer admission, May 1st for Fall admission, and September 1st for Spring admission.  At the time of application, students must have completed all prerequisite courses and most of the university required courses. Applications are not processed if transcripts that document completion of prerequisite courses are missing.

Evaluation of all candidates for admission will include but not be limited to academic progression
(including age of course work); review of all course work (including failed, repeated, incomplete,
no grade, in progress); completion of prerequisite courses; and admission assessment scores (math, reading, comprehension, critical thinking, etc)

Mastery of basic mathematics is associated with success in the nursing major and is essential for performing medication calculations in the clinical setting.  Each student must achieve a score of 90 percent or higher on a math exam administered by the College of Nursing.  Individuals scoring less than 90 percent will be referred for assistance with math, then retest one time only.  Cost of retesting is the student’s responsibility.

RN-BSN Program
Registered nurses who graduated from an accredited associate or diploma nursing program who have an unencumbered professional licensure to practice nursing may enroll in the College of Nursing to earn a baccalaureate degree.  Students complete university core courses and nursing prerequisites, then apply for admission to the upper division program.  A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale and grades of “C” or higher in all course work is required.  Transfer credit evaluation determines the number of credits needed to meet the graduation requirement.  A minimum of 32 hours must be taken at the 3000 to 4000 levels.

Applications are submitted to the Nursing Advisor office by October 1st and May 1st for the following semester.  Applications are not processed if missing transcripts that document completion of prerequisite courses are missing.

Associate Program
Applications are no longer accepted for the AASN program effective Fall 2009.  Students who begin nursing course work August 2009 must plan to graduate in May 2011.   No course withdraws are permitted for students admitted Fall 2009.

Transfer Students
Credit earned at other institutions may apply toward a degree in the College of Nursing.  Coursework from other institutions is accepted at the level at which the course was taught at that institution.  To be eligible for transfer, pre-licensure students need to have earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.  To be eligible for transfer, nurses with an active unencumbered RN license need to have earned a minimum cumulative GPA or 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. Achieving the minimum GPA does not guarantee placement into nursing courses.  Effective Fall 2009, transfer students are not accepted into the AASN program.

Students with transfer credit are expected to fulfill all University and College of Nursing requirements for a degree as specified in the catalog for the year in which they matriculate into nursing courses (NURS or NURA).  In some cases, not all credit that transfers to The University of Toledo will apply toward a degree in the College of Nursing. 

Transferability of previously completed nursing courses is determined by the College of Nursing after the student submits official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.  In most cases, the student is expected to provide the Associate Dean with syllabi, course packs or workbooks for assessment of congruence with College of Nursing courses.  Evaluation must be completed before matriculation into the major and is applicable only for the semester offered admission.

Students who transfer from other institutions must take at least 30 semester hours at The University of Toledo; transfer into the College of Nursing may require more than 30 semester hours of work in the major, regardless of the number of hours transferred.  Official transcripts of records from all schools previously attended must be on file with the University of Toledo before the student will be permitted to register.

U.select is a multi-state transfer information system. U.select shows course equivalencies between public and private colleges and universities..

Change of College
Students in good standing who wish to change from another college at The University of Toledo to the College of Nursing should make an appointment with a nursing adviser to discuss transfer requirements and have an academic record review. All college requirements, including core requirements, prerequisites, and minimum cumulative grade point average must be fulfilled as specified in the catalog for the year in which the student begins nursing courses (NURS or NURA).

Readmission of Former College of Nursing Students
Students who discontinue pre-nursing course work  must  reapply to the University and meet current admission standards for the College of Nursing.   Students who withdraw and do not attend any other institution in the interim may be readmitted, provided they were eligible to continue enrollment in the college at the time of withdrawal.   The written petition for readmission must be provided to the Associate Dean at least four weeks in advance of the semester start date.

Students who discontinue or withdraw from nursing courses must reapply for admission to the major. A student may be readmitted only one time after a withdrawal.  Students with a course failure and a withdraw are not eligible for readmission into the BSN or RN-BSN programs.  Students dismissed from the nursing program are not eligible for readmission to the nursing major.

Students who readmit must comply with existing university and CON requirements at the time of readmission.  Absence of one academic year for any reason may require auditing previously passed nursing courses and satisfactory performance of skills to assure current clinical competency.

In addition to reapplication, the student must write a letter to the Associate Dean of the Undergraduate Program indicating state of readiness and discuss factors which may influence the student’s success in completing the program.  The student also meets with the nursing advisor to review the academic record and to determine a tentative plan of study.

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The admission policies of the College of Nursing are non-discriminatory.  All applicants for admission to nursing programs receive consideration regardless of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, creed, political or religious affiliation, age, sex, marital status, identity as an individual with a handicap or disabled veteran or Vietnam era veteran; membership in the National Guard, state defense force or any other component of the military forces of the United States or this state. 

A candidate for professional nursing must enter the College of Nursing possessing the essential abilities and skills to engage in any field of nursing. The following abilities and skills are essential for matriculation into the College of Nursing:

Critical Thinking: Critical thinking ability sufficient for clinical judgment.
Interpersonal: Interpersonal abilities sufficient to interact with individuals, families and groups from a variety of social, emotional, cultural, and intellectual backgrounds.
Communication: Communication abilities sufficient for interaction with others in verbal and written form.
Mobility: Physical abilities sufficient to move from room to room, to provide general and emergency nursing care such as CPR.
Motor Skills: Gross and fine motor abilities sufficient to provide safe and effective nursing care without an intermediary.
Hearing: Auditory ability sufficient to monitor and assess health needs.
Visual: Visual ability sufficient for observation and assessment necessary in nursing care.
Tactile: Tactile ability sufficient for physical assessment without an intermediary.
Behavioral: Behavior demonstrating exercise of good judgment; prompt completion of responsibilities; mature, sensitive effective relationships with patients; ability to adapt to changing environments; ability to function effectively under stress; integrity and motivation.

When requested, the College of Nursing will provide reasonable academic adjustment to otherwise qualified applicants with disabilities.  It is the responsibility of the applicant with disabilities to request those adjustments, which the applicant believes are reasonable and are needed to execute the essential requirements described above.  Requests for academic adjustment should be directed to the Associate Dean Undergraduate Program at least eleven weeks before entering the program.  Requests will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

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BSN Program
Students offered admission to the College of Nursing must satisfactorily complete prerequisite courses before entering the upper division nursing courses: composition I, composition II, math, statistics, general psychology, lifespan psychology, nutrition, healthcare ethics, basic computer course, biology, chemistry, anatomy, physiology, microbiology and medical terminology.  Completion of university core courses is strongly recommended.  Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.

RN-BSN Program
Students offered admission to the College of Nursing must satisfactorily complete prerequisite courses before entering the upper division nursing courses: composition I, composition II, math, statistics, general psychology, lifespan psychology, nutrition, healthcare ethics, basic computer course, biology, chemistry, anatomy, physiology, and microbiology.  Completion of university core courses is strongly recommended before beginning upper division courses.  Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.

AASN Program
Students offered admission must satisfactorily complete prerequisite courses before taking nursing courses: anatomy and physiology with lab, composition I, chemistry and college algebra.  Students must achieve scores of 75 or higher on the HESI test: composite, reading and math.  A course in computer basics is encouraged.  Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher.

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The College of Nursing defines “good academic standing” as maintaining a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher and achieving a GPA of at least 2.0 each semester. 

A grade below “C” (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) in any prerequisite or university core course is not considered a passing grade for the major.   The course must be repeated with an earned grade of “C” or higher.

The student is responsible for maintaining professional standards of conduct and providing safe, effective care while enrolled in the program.

Probation, suspension, and dismissal policies apply to full-time and part-time students.  In all matters, the dean’s decision is final.

A pre-nursing student who fails to achieve a semester GPA of 2.0 at the end of any semester is automatically placed on probation.  The student is removed from probation if the subsequent semester GPA is 2.0 or higher.

A student enrolled in nursing courses who fails a nursing course or does not maintain a semester GPA of 2.0 will be automatically placed on probation.  The student is removed from probation when the next GPA is 2.0 or higher.  

A student is placed on probation for unsatisfactory clinical performance at any time during the semester.  Adherence to faculty recommendations for improvement and achievement of performance standards by end of the semester is required.  Inability to meet clinical expectations results in failure of the nursing course.

Students on probation meet with the Associate Dean to review program expectations, develop a learning contract, and obtain appropriate consultations as recommended.  Prenursing students also meet with the Nursing Advisor to develop a plan of study and complete a Conditional Enrollment Contract.

During the period of probation, the College of Nursing imposes restriction on the number of credit hours in which the student can enroll to 12 semester credit hours.

Academic suspension means the student is dropped from The University of Toledo for at least one semester.  No course work taken at any other educational institution during suspension will be accepted as transfer credit.  The student may remove incompletes during the period of suspension.

A student who fails to achieve a semester of GPA of 1.0 at the end of any semester is dismissed from the College of Nursing. Two consecutive semesters of GPA below 2.0 results in dismissal from the College of Nursing.

Two nursing course failures results in permanent dismissal from the nursing program; this can occur by failing two courses one time each, or failing one course two times.Withdrawing from two nursing courses, either one at a time or concurrent, results in dismissal.

Administrative dismissal occurs when a student is in noncompliance with health, immunization, BCLS, background check or insurance requirements. 

A student can be dismissed for violating academic honesty standards (as described in this catalog), unsafe patient care, and unprofessional conduct (patterns of behavior that are inappropriate) identified in the National Student Nurses Association Guidelines, or American Nurses Association Code of Ethics, or the Ohio Board of Nursing Rules and Law.  Conviction of a misdemeanor or felony that prohibits licensure can result in dismissal.  Violation of federal HIPAA standards is also grounds for dismissal. 

Students dismissed for failure of two nursing courses, academic misconduct, unsafe patient care, or unprofessional conduct are not eligible for readmission to the College of Nursing. The dean’s decision is final in all matters pertaining to dismissal.

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The following grading scales apply to nursing courses.  The minimum acceptable grade for nursing (NURS and NURA) courses is “C”.  Students are required to earn a passing grade for both theory and clinical in order to pass a nursing course.  Failure of either theory or clinical requires retaking the entire course.

BSN and RN-BSN: A (93-100), B (92-85 ), C ( 84-76), D (75-68 ), F (67 or below )

AASN: A (94-100 ) A-(92-93) B+(90-91) B(86-89) B-(84-85) C+(82-83) C(79.5-81) D+(75-79.4) D(70-74) F(69 and below)

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Admission to the Honors Program of the College of Nursing is competitive and limited to academically talented students. Students entering directly from high school are considered based on a review of application materials, which include a high school transcript, references, an essay, an extracurricular resume, and ACT or SAT scores.  Students with an ACT composite score of 28 or higher (SAT composite of 1240 or higher) and a high school GPA of 3.75 or higher are encouraged to apply.  Highly motivated students with an ACT composite of at least 25 (SAT composite of at least 1140) and a minimum high school GPA of 3.5 are also considered eligible.  Currently enrolled University of Toledo students and transfer students may apply for the college Honors Program if they have completed between 15 to 60 graded semester hours of college work, and earned a minimum GPA of 3.3 (4.0 scale). Students are accepted to the College Honors program on a space-available basis.

In order to graduate with College of Nursing Honors, a student must complete all requirements of the nursing program.  Honors students also complete a minimum of 33 semester hours of honors courses: six semester hours of Honors Readings Conference (Readings Conference I and Readings Conference II); three semester hours selected from HON 2020 (Multicultural Literatures: The North American Experience) or HON 2030 (Multicultural Literatures: The Non-European World); six semester hours of two upper-division interdisciplinary seminars offered through the Honors program (HON 4950 and 4960); honors thesis or project supervised by a faculty member in the major; and all requirements for departmental honors in nursing.  Honors students must earn a minimum overall GPA of 3.3.

Current Honors course options in the major are NURS3130 Gerontological Nursing, NUS4950 Nursing Research, and NURS4020 Nursing Leadership and Management.  Arrangements are made through the Associate Dean, College of Nursing.

Toremain in good standing in the Honors Program, a student must maintain a minimum overall GPA of 3.0, make satisfactory progress toward fulfillment of program requirement, and achieve a final GPA of 3.3.

The University of Toledo will include all course work taken at other institutions of higher education in the calculation to determine if a student will graduate with honors; no student will be awarded a level of honors above that indicated by The University of Toledo cumulative GPA.  The University of Toledo requires a minimum of 30 semester hours of standard letter-graded courses in the major in order to qualify for graduation with honors.

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Plan of Study
The student is responsible for selecting correct courses for the nursing program of study each semester and for fulfilling all degree requirements. 

Students are responsible for transportation to class and clinical settings for participation in course activities.  Because clinical sites are throughout Northwest Ohio, students are encouraged to talk with others in the assigned clinical group about carpooling.

The university provides bus transportation between Main Campus and Health Science Campus.  Students can obtain schedules from the university website or the Transportation Office.

Background Check
Students are required to have a BCII and FBI background check prior to matriculation into the major.  The student is responsible for processing fees; reports must the sent directly to the Undergraduate Program office.  Duplicate reports from places of employment or other sources are not acceptable as report results must be current with matriculation.

Clinical Agency Requirements
Students must meet health and safety requirements based on agency, local, state and federal government mandates.  Students are responsible for cost of meeting these obligations.  Documentation must be submitted at least six weeks before a semester begins.
“Fit and free for duty” statements are documented on the College of Nursing Physical and PPD form every year.  The physical examination documentation cannot expire during the semester.

Proof of immunity for hepatitis B, rubella, rubeola, varicella, and mumps is required, with titers documented before beginning clinical.  Students not  immunized for Hepatitis B must document a negative antigen screen annually and are strongly encouraged to complete the three part immunization process.

Documentation of tetanus and pertusis immunization within the past ten years is required.  While polio immunization is not a requirement at the present time, students are recommended to receive the vaccine.  Similarly, immunization for meningitis is prudent especially for students living in residence halls.

A two-step PPD is required before starting nursing courses, followed by an annual PPD.  Students with a history of positive PPD must obtain annual healthcare provider documentation of “free of active disease” statement on the College of Nursing Physical and PPD form.  Students with active disease must obtain medical intervention and are limited in clinical experiences according to agency policy.

HIPAA training is required by the College of Nursing before clinical begins, along with an annual review of regulations and updates. 

Documentation of completion of American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers is required before clinical starts.  Training will include resuscitation of adults, children and infants; care of the stroke victim; and instruction in use of automated external defibrillators.  Cards cannot expire during the semester.

Students are expected to maintain healthcare insurance, either through a family, individual or college policy.  If a student does not have proof of personal health insurance, the cost of University Group Insurance will be incurred each semester according to university policy.

Clinical agencies have the right to deny a student access to the facility when requirements are unmet.  Students who fail to provide documentation of health, immunization, and BCLS by established deadlines are administratively dismissed for the semester.

Students who experience exposure or injury or an emergency healthcare situation during clinical may obtain treatment at the agency if available, but are responsible for any costs incurred.  Follow-up with university Student Health Services or a personal healthcare provider is recommended.

Students who experience acute illness or injury must provide the College of Nursing with healthcare provider documentation of release to return to class and clinical.  Students experiencing pregnancy must provide healthcare provider of approval to continue in clinical; clearance to return to clinical is submitted before restarting clinical activity.

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Refer to the UT Policy web site for academic policies that apply to all students.  In case of conflicting policies, the stricter policies will apply.

Academic Honesty
Nursing students are expected to maintain high standards of behavior.  Cheating, lying, stealing, failure to report, unauthorized replication of tests, and plagiarism are not tolerated and lead to dismissal from the program.  Non-adherence to testing policies and procedures results in a grade of zero for the test and possible course failure.  Dismissal from the College of Nursing occurs with major violation of academic standards.  See the Undergraduate Student Handbook for discussion of academic honesty.

Academic Advising
Academic advising for new, transfer and continuing students is available by appointment on the Main Campus and the Health Science Campus.  While ultimate responsibility for educational decisions rests with the student, advisers can assist the student to identify alternatives and potential consequences; help select courses to meet University core and college requirements; and facilitate student evaluation of academic progress.

Transcripts and Degree Audit Reports
A transcript is a chronological list of academic courses that includes all courses attempted and grades earned.  The transcript does not indicate how specific courses apply to University and College of Nursing requirements.  Developmental and technical courses are not counted toward minimum credits for degrees, but may appear on transcripts.  The Degree Audit in Banner details all requirements applicable to a student’s academic program and identifies requirements remaining when all registered courses are completed.  Students access the transcript and Banner through myUT portal.

Official transcripts for all post high school study must be provided by the student before matriculation into the College of Nursing.  Transcripts will be reviewed, with degree and courses accepted for transfer posted to the student’s academic record.  Students who do not provide official transcripts cannot register in for nursing courses.  Official transcripts are provided directly to The University of Toledo from the issuing institution; “issued to student” transcripts are not considered as official transcripts.

Sequence of Courses
There is a prescribed sequence of courses for each program.  Developmental courses may be required on the basis of placement testing and/or high school deficiencies. Students should meet with a nursing advisor to review program requirements to ensure completion in the appropriate sequence.  Student use of Banner to track progress is highly recommended.   All requirements must be fulfilled as specified in the catalog for the year in which the student begins nursing courses.

Plan of Study
Students consult with the Nursing Advisor to develop a plan of study for program completion and placement in clinical courses.  BSN and AASN students follow the required sequence of courses as stated in this catalog; for the most part study is full time, but part time study can be arranged based on student need.  

RN-BSN student enrollment is on a full-time or part-time basis, with one or more courses each semester.  A plan of study is developed in consultation with the Nursing Advisor, with a signed copy submitted to the College of Nursing Undergraduate Program office.  NURS 4180 and NURS 4230 are prerequisite for NURS 4190, NURS 4120 and NURS 4200.  Plan of study changes must be submitted in writing at least eight weeks prior to start of the semester.  Placement in NURS4120 and NURS4200 is based on availability of clinical preceptors and current clinical agency affiliation agreement.

GPA Recalculation for Repeated Courses
The College of Nursing permits a maximum of 12 semester hours of course work to be deleted from the GPA calculation.  The actual grade will remain on the transcript.  Students who have had the GPA recomputed under the Academic Forgiveness Policy are not eligible for grade deletions. Failing grades resulting from academic dishonesty, cheating or unprofessional conduct will not be deleted and remain in GPA calculation.

Grade deletion for prerequisite courses is allowed in accordance with The University of Toledo policies as long as the grade was not a result of academic dishonesty.
Withdraw, Incomplete Withdraw, Drop and Not Reported Grade Policy
The number of credit hours of W, IW, DR and NR is included in the admission assessment for upper division status in the College of Nursing.  Risk for loss of financial aid may occur with excessive hours of W, IW, DR and NR grades.  Students who transfer into the College of Nursing from another college at The University of Toledo retain the number of W, IW, DR and NR grades accumulated in previous work.  Failing grades as a result of academic dishonesty will remain in the student academic record.

Academic Grievance Policy
Any student who wants to protest an improper action is advised to meet with the faculty member promptly to discuss the concern.  If resolution is not achieved, the student meets with the course coordinator or department chair and associate dean.  When resolution is not attained or mutual understanding of the issue or action is not reached, the student may file a grievance following the College of Nursing Grievance Procedure published in the Student Handbook and College of Nursing website.  Consultation with the university ombuds person and Student Government president is appropriate. 

Professional Licensure
Application to be a registered nurse is a separate procedure based on the state of initial licensure.  The College of Nursing will assist students with application for licensure in Ohio; a verification of program completion is provided directly to the Ohio Board of Nursing after the university has cleared the student as having met all degree requirements.  Students licensing out-of-state are advised to consult with the appropriate Board of Nursing; as a general rule an official university transcript is required along with Undergraduate Dean validation of program completion.  Licensure requirements include a background check and passing the NCLEX-RN examination.

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Degree Requirements
The College of Nursing reserves the right to change policies and procedures at any time.  These changes will be binding on the date they are approved by faculty action.  Courses taken at other nursing programs will not substitute for professional courses.  Only students admitted to the nursing program are allowed to take NURA and NURS courses.

Residency Requirement
Students transferring from other institutions must earn at least 30 hours of credit at The University of Toledo; at least 30 of these must be in the nursing major. Full-time students must take the last semester, and part-time students the last 12 hours, in residence, unless alternative arrangements have been made in advance with the undergraduate dean of the College of Nursing.

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BSN Program
Students must complete a minimum of 124 hours of course work that includes University core requirements and all required course work in the major.  A minimum of 64 hours must be taken at the 2000 to 4000 level, and a minimum of 32 hours must be taken at the 3000 to 4000 level.  Students are cautioned to use Banner to review remaining requirements and meet with the nursing adviser before every registration to access progress toward completion of requirements.  If a student completes basic and required courses in the major in fewer than 124 hours, the student will successfully complete elective courses to meet the total of 124 hours.

RN-BSN Program
Students must complete a minimum of 124 hours of course work that includes University core requirements and all required course work in the major.  A minimum of 32 hours must be taken at the 3000 to 4000 level.  Banner will indicate courses accepted for transfer credit and deficiencies to be completed before graduation.  If a student completes required courses in the major in fewer than 124 hours, the student will successfully complete elective courses to meet the total of 124 hours.

AASN Program
Students must complete a minimum of 72 hours of course work that includes core courses and all required course work in the major.  Students are cautioned to use Banner to review remaining requirements and meet with the nursing adviser before every registration to access progress toward completion of requirements. 

Credit Restrictions
Total earned hours shown on a student’s transcript may not all be applicable to the minimum 71 or 124 credits required for a degree.  Students with entrance deficiencies in mathematics and required courses or choose to take developmental courses will need to complete additional hours.  No more than two hours in physical education or recreation courses at the 1000 level will apply toward the degree.  No more than 15 hours of credit earned in colleges other than the College of Nursing, either at The University of Toledo or elsewhere, will apply toward courses in the major.

Students will not receive credit for repeated courses (taking the same course twice), whether taken at The University of Toledo or elsewhere.  The college reserves the right to deny credit for any course (including SKLS courses) and blanket technical credit not applicable to the nursing program.

University Core Curriculum Requirements
Nursing students are required to complete 27-30 credit hours of courses that comprise the University Core Curriculum. The courses include English composition, humanities/fine arts, social sciences, natural sciences and mathematics, and multicultural studies. Students are placed into English composition, chemistry and mathematics courses by ACT scores or placement tests in those subjects; consult with the Nursing Advisor for specific details.

Orientation (NURS 1000)
All first-year BSN students must successfully pass NURS 1000. Transfer students are strongly urged to complete the course.  AASN students are encouraged to take the course to promote understanding of the professional and enhance transition to academic study.

Baccalaureate Program

First Semester
NURS 1000 Nursing Orientation (1)
ENGL 1100 English Composition I (3)
PSY 1010 Principles of Psychology (3)
EEES 2150 Biodiversity (4)
CHEM 1120 Chemistry for Health Sciences (4)

Second Semester
ENGL 1130 English Composition II or higher (3)
KINE 2560/2550 Human Anatomy and Physiology (3/1)
HEAL 1800 Medical Terminology (3)
MATH 1180 Mathematics for Liberal Arts (3)
Computer Course (3)

Third Semester
PSY 2510 Lifespan Developmental Psychology (3)
HEAL 4700 Nutritional Science (3)
KINE 2570/2470 Human Anatomy and Physiology II (3/1)
KINE 2590 Microbiology (3)
Statistics (see advisor) (3)

Fourth Semester
PHIL 3370 Medical Ethics (3)
Diversity of US Culture (3)
Non-Western Diversity (3)
Humanities/Fine Arts Core Course (3+3)
Social Science Core Course (3)

Fifth Semester
NURS 3010 Nursing Agency I: Concepts (3)
NURS 3110 Nursing Agency II: Assessment (3)
NURS 3130 Gerontology Nursing (3)
NURS 3170 Concepts of Pathophysiology (3)
NURS 3180 Concepts of Pharmacology (3)

Sixth Semester
NURS 3120 Adult Health I (7)
NURS 3210 Nursing Agency III: Interventions (3)
NURS 3630 Mental Health Nursing (5)

Seventh Semester
NURS 3620 Women’s Health Nursing (5)
NURS 3640 Parent-Child Nursing (5)
NURS 4010 Community Health Nursing (5)

Eighth Semester
NURS 4020 Leadership and Management in Nursing (3)
NURS 4030 Adult Health II (7)
NURS 4250 Professional Competency Preparation (2)
NURS 4950 Nursing Research (3)

RN-BSN Program

NURS 4230 Applied Health Assessment (3)
NURS 4220 Applied Nursing Research (3)
NURS 4210 Applied Pathophysiology and Pharmacology (4)
NURS 4180 Theoretical and Professional Foundations of Nursing (4)
NURS 4190 Interpersonal Strategies in Care of Older Adults (6)
NURS 4120 Nursing Leadership and Management (5)
NURS 4200 Population Focused Care (5)

Associate Degree Program

Required Prior to Entrance
KINE 2560 Anatomy and Physiology (3)
KINE 2460 Anatomy and Physiology (1)
ENGL 1100/1110 English Composition I (3)
CHEM 1120 Chemistry for Health Sciences (4)
MATH 1320 College Algebra (3)
Computer basics encouraged

Semester I
KINE 2570 Anatomy & Physiology II (3)
KINE2470 Anatomy and Physiology Lab (1)
NURA 1190 Foundations of Nursing (5)
NURA 1180 Nursing Systems for Adults I (5)
PSY 1010 Introduction to Psychology (3)

Semester II
NURA 1290 Nursing Systems for Adults II (6)
NURA 2110 Nursing Systems for Mental Health (4)
KINE 2590 Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (3)

Semester III
ENGL 1130 or higher College Comp II (3)
NURA 2180 Nursing Systems for Maternal Health (4)
NURA 2190 Nursing Systems for Adults III (6)

Semester IV
NURA 2280 Nursing Systems for Infants & Children (4)
NURA 2290 Nursing Systems for Adults IV (6)
NURA 2300 Nursing Systems for Self Care (1)
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective (3)


The College of Nursing offers electives for students in the major based on faculty and clinical availability.

NURS 3050 Oncology Nursing (3)
NURS 3060 Wholistic Nursing: Alternative Healthcare (3)
NURS 3070 Palliative Care: Nursing of the Terminally Ill (2)
NURS 4080 Perinatal Nursing (4)
NURS 4170 Healthcare Aspects of Human Sexuality (3)
NURS 4280 Theories of Addictive Behavior (3)
NURS 4000 Transcultural Nursing (3)
NURS 4600 Critical Care Nursing (4)
NURS 4720 Perinatal Nursing (4)
NURS 4990 Independent Study

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Last Updated: 6/27/22