College of Nursing

Returning Safely

The safety and health of our students, staff and faculty is our priority for The University of Toledo.

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Working together, we can make a difference

The UToledo College of Nursing is deeply saddened and outraged by the events over the past months and the continuing injustice and systemic oppression in our society. Righteous indignation, outrage, frustration and anger are all appropriate reactions to the continuing murders of Black people in our country. But, we must turn our feelings into sustained purposeful and peaceful actions. We know that long-term discrimination has negative effects on physical and mental health and that violence, discrimination and racism directly impact social determinants of health and result in health disparities and inequities.

Given the disproportionate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our African American communities, the health impact of continued disparities is even more profound. As health care professionals, we are in a unique position to address the health AND the social justice issues that are so pressing in our nation at this time. Change begins with each one of us and is reflected in how we treat each other on a daily basis. With familiarity, knowledge, understanding and purposeful action comes reduced fear, hate and intolerance.

Supporting each other, we will make things better.


Leading the Region in Nursing Education

Expert faculty guidance, cutting-edge curricula, advanced clinical simulations and a patient-centered philosophy are key to student success. At the UToledo College of Nursing, we prepare nurses to lead in the modern healthcare field and make an impact in their communities. Whether attending our 100% online RN-B.S.N. program or studying for a B.S.N., M.S.N., D.N.P. or graduate certificate, our students gain critical experience and exposure. Together, we’re improving health care in the region and the world.

Admitting now for Fall 2020 - our new Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program. View more information about this program here.

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With a cutting-edge, advanced interprofessional clinical simulation center, we know practice makes perfect. Students in our programs thrive on exposure; they’re more prepared because of it. Our 15,000-square-foot Lloyd A. Jacobs Interprofessional Immersive Simulation Center (IISC) boasts everything from virtual reality medical visualization to advanced surgical simulation suites. Students learn in a protected space with real-time faculty feedback.


We’re proud to be a regional leader in nursing education — established nearly 50 years ago and continuing to advance the field to this day. Our dedicated faculty and professional partnerships help make this success possible. Experienced faculty connect with nursing students, giving ongoing support as they transition into careers. Regional health care partners, including The University of Toledo Medical Center and ProMedica, provide clinical and career opportunities to our students and graduates. Each experience and partnership provides valuable real-world opportunities.

Nursing students practicing in a hospital

Meet Hunter Perrin

’20, Bachelor of Science in Nursing

"Every single experience here at The University of Toledo has been great. The one thing I love about this place is that there’s a lot of opportunities if you’re willing to seek them out and put in the effort. I’m not sure I would have gotten that anywhere else."

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We offer a guaranteed admission for freshman into our competitive Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program for select, well-prepared applicants. Fall 2021 applicants with a high school GPA of 3.6 or higher and an ACT composite score of at least 23 or 1130 SAT will be directly enrolled in our B.S.N. program as long as a UToledo GPA of 3.5 is maintained.

Our application process also considers a range of personal attributes, such as community service and leadership skills, participation in extracurricular activities, and demonstrated responsibility. Consideration also will be given to those with military experience, first-generation college students, and those who would contribute to the cultural, gender, age, economic, racial, or geographic diversity of the healthcare workforce.


Want to start a career in nursing?

We offer two pre-licensure programs.

Learn how to apply


We offer Ohio's First Competency-Based RN-B.S.N. program

100% online RN-B.S.N. program a flexible plan of study designed with the working professional in mind. Earn your B.S.N. in one year.

  • Ohio’s first online RN-B.S.N. program to receive Quality Matters certification for its online courses and faculty
  • Available in a new, innovative, self-paced Competency-Based Education (CBE) program

Ready for advanced practice?

UToledo is the leader in advanced practice nursing in northwest Ohio. We offer graduate certificates, M.S.N. and D.N.P. degrees in a number of practice areas, including:

  • Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Learn how to apply and learn about graduate funding!

Professional Licensure Information

The University of Toledo (UToledo) programs leading to licensure and/or advanced practice certification/endorsement, whether delivered online or face-to-face, satisfy the academic requirements for those credentials set forth by the State of Ohio.

Requirements for licensure and/or advanced practice certification/endorsement eligibility vary from one profession to another and from state to state. 

For students who wish to practice in a state other than Ohio, please contact the program director/advisor to discuss if you will need to satisfy additional requirements in that state. The following national site contains state board directories.

CCNE Accreditation 


The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master's degree program in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice program and post-graduate APRN certificate program at the University of Toledo is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at the University of Toledo Consortium (Consortium of the University of Toledo and Bowling Green State University) is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education ( 

Last Updated: 8/4/20