College of Nursing

Congratulations, 2024 Graduates

We’re proud to celebrate the 254 graduating students from the College of Nursing at The University of Toledo’s Spring 2024 Commencement. Congratulations on your achievements and go Rockets!

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UToledo – one of Ohio's best nursing schools

The UToledo College of Nursing prepares nurses to make an impact in their communities. You’ll gain critical hands-on experience whether studying for a B.S.N., M.S.N., D.N.P. or graduate certificate.

We’re proud to be a leader in nursing education with over 50 years of experience in educating highly competent, compassionate nurses. This allows us to provide excellent education to all of our students and because of this our registered nurse examination taken by graduates of our B.S.N. and Graduate-Entry Master of Science in Nursing program, consistently exceeds the average in the state and nation. Our innovative Graduate-Entry Master of Science in Nursing program caters to those with a bachelor’s degree in a field other than nursing but who want to pursue a nursing career. Our online, self-paced RN-B.S.N. program is the first of its kind in Ohio. 

What sets us apart ?

  • Expert faculty guidance
  • Cutting-edge curricula
  • Assistance with clinical placement
  • Advanced clinical simulation and interprofessional education
  • People-centric care philosophy
  • Inclusive learning environment

UToledo has relationships with some of the best clinical sites in the region, including The University of Toledo Medical Center . Our students and graduates have the opportunity to take advantage of real-world clinical and career opportunities.

Find out Why UToledo Nursing is right for you.


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State-of-the-art Learning Environment

Learn and work alongside peers in other healthcare majors on a technologically advanced academic health science campus. We offer a wide range of clinical opportunities in diverse medical settings.

Innovative Nursing Education

Our online, self-paced RN-B.S.N. program is the first of its kind in Ohio. It’s called competency-based education. You control your experience and advance at your own pace — perfect if you have a busy professional and personal life.

Our Graduate-Entry Master of Science in Nursing program is the perfect accelerated program for those who have a degree and want to change careers and become a nurse.

Our unique dual admission programs with nearby Owens Community College and California-based Saddleback College offer another pathway to a B.S.N. degree.

Leader in Advanced Practice Programs

Our comprehensive D.N.P. , M.S.N. and Graduate Certificate programs allow you to specialize in fields that are in demand.



Meet Alexa Carr

2024 GEM

“UToledo boasts a supportive and diverse community, with faculty and staff who are dedicated to student success. The opportunity for hands-on clinical experience and research involvement also attracted me to UToledo, as I wanted to gain practical skills and contribute to advancements in healthcare. Overall, UToledo provided the ideal environment for me to pursue my education and professional goals.“


Meet Molly Mouch

2024 BSN

“Being a part of so much in the College of Nursing has allowed me to see how many different ways I can give back as a nurse. I am so grateful to have been an Ambassador for the College of Nursing as I have been able to be someone to look up to just as I had with those students ahead of me.”


Meet Dema Herzallah

2024 BSN

“The biggest challenge at UToledo was learning how to balance my involvement and my studies. I overcame this challenge by learning to prioritize and asking for help from fellow classmates and leaders.”


Meet Joseph Walton

2024 GEM

“The biggest challenge for me has been trying to be present for my kids while completing the GEM program,” he said. “I would say that I gave what I could to the program while not taking away from my children and the time I spend with them. I think the decision to do so will transfer into how I look at jobs and careers moving forward. “There is no amount of money or prestige that can change this for me, I am certain of that now because of UToledo’s GEM program.”


Meet Brittany Sheaves

2023 Dec RN-BSN

“An RN/BSN degree at The University of Toledo gave me the opportunity to be a clinical instructor for other BSN students and the knowledge and willingness to further my education to become a Nurse Practitioner. One of the things that I liked about UToledo College of Nursing is that the classes were all self-paced. In the beginning of the semester all of the coursework is given out and it can be completed on our own time. This helps with the balance of work, home life, and school.”


Meet Jeffrey Nelson

2023 Dec bachelor’s degree in nursing

“One of my most memorable experiences as a student at UT has been making all of the friends that I have made throughout the program. The students, the faculty, and even the program itself have all helped me find my purpose again. Since my injury and no longer being able to do what I wanted to do in the criminal justice field, I was just kind of bouncing from job to job and I was not sure what I wanted to do with my life. Since entering the nursing program and meeting my fellow students and the professors, I have rediscovered my purpose and I cannot wait to start working as a nurse and helping people.”


Meet Christopher McCoy DNP, BSN, RN

2023 DNP

"I continued to work full-time while completing my degree. I thought it was very manageable allowing me to schedule out my time for school and work appropriately. After graduation, the DNP degree helped me to present research at state, national, and international conferences discussing issues pertaining to mens’ health."


Professional Licensure Information

The University of Toledo (UToledo) online and on-campus programs leading to licensure and/or advanced practice certification/endorsement 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.

If you wish to practice in a state other than Ohio, contact the program director/advisor to discuss if you will need to satisfy additional requirements in that state.

State Licensure Information

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 are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.


Last Updated: 5/29/24