College of Nursing

About the College of Nursing

our mission

The College of Nursing has as its mission the provision of theory-based undergraduate and graduate professional education programs responsive to the changing needs of students and the health care environment. To accomplish this, the college lists its educational foci as: The DNP program, MSN program, Graduate-Entry MSN programBSN program, including a 100% online RN-BSN program, Post-Graduate Certificates and a comprehensive program of continuing education for registered nurses. In addition to its education programs, the College, through its faculty, is involved in a variety of activities, including clinical practice, consultation, service and research consistent with its nursing leadership role in the Northwest Ohio region, the State of Ohio and nationally and internationally.

Person-Centered, self-care and holistic orientation to nursing

There are three distinguishing characteristics of the College of Nursing: the philosophy that is based on a person-centered, self-care and holistic orientation to nursing; the commitment of the faculty to the clinical competence of its graduates; and the consortium model of inter-institutional cooperation upon which the College was developed. In each of its programs and activities, the College of Nursing is involved with a variety of educational and clinical institutions that collaborate in accomplishing its mission. These relationships reflect the consortium base on which the College of Nursing was founded.

a history of excellence

UToledo is proud that the College of Nursing offered the first baccalaureate nursing program in Northwest Ohio. Begun in 1970 after an assessment of needs, resources and the nature of the educational institutions in the community, the program was designed as a consortium with The University of Toledo and Bowling Green State University. Pre-licensure undergraduate students enroll at UToledo or BGSU, take their first two years at those institutions, then travel to the Health Science Campus to complete the nursing major. Nursing courses are taught by qualified UToledo faculty who are experts in clinical practice and research and who are excellent teachers and leaders in their profession. Registered nurses who seek the BSN can take pre-requisite courses at UToledo or other accredited institutions. Courses in the nursing major are taught by UToledo nursing faculty and delivered in an online format. 

the leader of graduate education in northwest ohio

UToledo is a comprehensive university that offers graduate degrees in the health professions. Graduate nursing students enroll at UToledo and graduate with a Master of Science degree in Nursing or a Doctor of Nursing Practice. Post-graduate certificates are also offered.  The MSN program serves as a foundation for doctoral education in nursing and post-graduate certificates. Graduates of advanced practice programs are eligible to take national certification examinations in their specialty areas and are eligible to apply for APRN licensure granted by the Ohio Board of Nursing.  The BSN pre-licensure track and MSN Graduate Entry track have full approval by the Ohio Board of Nursing.

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at University of Toledo Consortium (Consortium of University of Toledo and Bowling Green State University) is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Additionally, the master’s degree program in nursing, the doctor of nursing practice program and the post-graduate APRN certificate program at University of Toledo are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

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Last Updated: 9/13/21