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 Todd Stec

'22, Bachelor of Science in Nursing

“It was really nice to have self-paced, self-driven modules where you could complete your program at your pace. And get it done on your time whenever you are available.”

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Meet Kitty McMillan

'22, Bachelor of Science in Nursing

“UToledo has prepared me for my career by teaching me how to be a strong, innovative caring nurse. It has helped mold me into the dedicated, passionate and eager learner I am today.”

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Meet Alexandria Williams

'22, Bachelor of Science in Nursing

“I really like how The University of Toledo gives us different exposure to the many hospitals and organizations.”

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Meet Lindsey Bixler

'22, Graduate-Entry M.S.N.

"After getting my bachelor’s at MSU and working in film, I realized I couldn’t deny my love for helping people any longer. I came to UToledo to finally get back on the trajectory I had originally intended. Life may not be linear, but what is meant for you will come back to you!"


Meet Tessa Vogel

'21, Bachelor of Science in Nursing

“The University has great success rates for their nursing program,” Vogel said. “I toured both the Main Campus and the Health Science Campus and was really impressed. It felt like a place where I could make my home for the next four years.”

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Meet Rokya Miller

'20, RN to B.S.N.

“Faculty members are only one call away. At UToledo I was never alone.”


Meet David Waszak

'21, Bachelor of Science in Nursing

"Instead of staring at charts all day, you're working with your patients. You're seeing what's wrong with them and putting a care plan together instead of just reading a textbook."



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: 5/3/24