Why Choose The UToledo College of Nursing

Why UToledo Nursing is right for you

The UToledo College of Nursing is a leading nursing program in Ohio. For over 50 years we have been a leader in innovative nursing education.

All of our programs are fully accredited and offer a variety of pathways to become a nurse or advance your current nursing career.

  • UToledo is in the top 30% of nursing schools in the nation (U.S. News & World Report 2022)
  • Direct admittance to the B.S.N. program without having to re-apply to the major for qualified students
  • First online, competency-based, self-paced RN-B.S.N. program in Ohio
  • Undergraduate students work with faculty on research, evidence-based practice projects and capstones
  • First public institution in Ohio to offer a B.S.N. - D.N.P. program
  • Active health science campus with many opportunities for learning with other disciplines
  • Graduate programs in a variety of specialty areas, including the in-demand field of acute care

Our students tell us that UToledo is just the right size — large enough to offer resources and opportunities; small enough that you can make friends and become a leader.

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Nursing students practicing on a medical simulation mannequin


learning environment

Our simulation center has everything from fully functional operating rooms to high fidelity mannequins who can speak and give birth!


We have partnerships with all of the regional healthcare systems and many community organizations, providing our students with real-world clinical and career opportunities, as well as the opportunity to participate in service learning.


Our exceptional advisors and faculty keep you on track and prepare you to meet the demands of a changing healthcare system.


Healthcare is all about teamwork. You’ll learn and work alongside your peers in other healthcare majors — the best preparation for the real-life settings you’ll work in after graduation.


We pride ourselves on our state-of-the-art curriculum and facilities. Our wide range of programs make a nursing career possible whether you’re just starting out or you’re a working nurse looking to advance your career.


Our graduates are highly sought after with a near 100% job placement rate!


Meet Hannah Kolinski

'20, Bachelor of Science in Nursing

"I really enjoyed school, and UToledo made me want to further my education beyond just an undergrad degree. I’m excited to explore my options."


Meet Rokya Miller

'20, RN to B.S.N.

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


Meet Cindy Pu

'20, Clinical Nurse Leader Master's

“During my time at UToledo, I have not only learned in the classroom setting but also in the hospital and work setting that has transformed my education and learning objectives.”



Building community

Give back

Part of UToledo’s mission is to improve the human condition. We know you want to make a difference, too. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to make an impact. 

For example, our students:

  • Give flu shots to the community
  • Serve the underserved and homeless in Community Care Clinics
  • Care for migrant workers in summer clinics
  • Travel on a medical mission trip to another country

Real-World Learning Environment

The nationally ranked College of Nursing occupies a state-of-the-art campus with the latest instructional nursing laboratories and classrooms.

Our Health Science Campus, where students can learn and practice in real-world healthcare environments, makes us unique among other nursing colleges in the region. The UToledo Medical Center hospitals, clinics, and renowned Simulation Center are literally next door to the nursing building. At the simulation center, students from all the healthcare professions study and practice together



The University of Toledo is located in Toledo, Ohio, on the western shore of Lake Erie. Nicknamed The Glass City, Toledo has the cultural amenities of a big city and the close-knit feel of a small town. We are within hours of most major Midwestern cities.

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Questions about UToledo Nursing?

Kathleen Mitchell

Contact Heidi Shank, D.N.P., M.S.N.,RN
Assistant Dean of Student Affairs and Diversity for the College of Nursing


Last Updated: 1/19/24