College of Nursing

Pre-Licensure BSN Track

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Pre-Licensure Track

Nursing is a rewarding and challenging profession that incorporates theory, complex technology and caring. Baccalaureate nursing graduates provide research/theory-based nursing care to healthy and ill individuals, families and communities in diverse health care settings, including clinics, hospitals, nursing homes, schools and outpatient facilities. Upon successful completion of the BSN Pre-Licensure Track, graduates are prepared to apply for a license as a RN and take the National Council Licensing Exam-Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN). These graduates also are prepared for advanced study. 

If you are a prospective nursing student and would like to visit our Health Science Campus please visit to schedule. College of nursing tours are available Monday, Tuesday and Friday at 1:15 p.m. 

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Program Outcomes  


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


The Bachelor of Science in Nursing track has full approval by the Ohio Board of Nursing. 

Students are admitted to either the UToledo BSN or UT/BG Consortium. Undergraduate students take general education, liberal arts and sciences at UToledo or BGSU, then attend the UToledo Health Science Campus as junior and senior students for nursing courses and clinical experiences. The Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing is awarded by the respective university. * UToledo and BGSU are pursuing independent nursing programs.  The last BSN students to be admitted in the consortium program will be in Summer 2021.  

The University of Toledo, with 21,000 students, is located in residential areas of Toledo, Ohio, and has a Main Campus and Health Science Campus.

Bowling Green State University, with 18,000 students on main campus, is located in Bowling Green, Ohio, a classic college town.

By taking advantage of the exceptional advising services and academic/clinical learning opportunities available, graduates enjoy increased professional autonomy and career mobility, new levels of competence and confidence and thorough preparation to meet the demands of a changing health care system. A College Honors Program is available in Nursing.

Pre-Nursing Admission Requirements
(High School Graduates, including individuals with a GED and prior college work)

  • You may apply pre-nursing to the The University of Toledo (UToledo) or Bowling Green State University (BGSU) with a minimum 2.75 cumulative high school GPA and 19 ACT score or 900 (old) SAT/980 (new) SAT 

    • All post-secondary, transfer and higher education coursework are used to calculate the cumulative GPA; admission is competitive for the nursing major.

    • There is a mandatory placement test for Chemistry and Math; learn more about placement testing here. No testing will be allowed on the day of orientation. 
  • You will take nursing prerequisite courses for the first two years on either UToledo's main campus or BGSU*, based on your home school selection. Once all prerequisite courses are complete with a grade of "C" or above (a grade of "C-" is not acceptable), then you may apply to the upper division nursing program, where you will complete the nursing curriculum at UToledo's Health Science Campus for the last two years.

    • Prerequisites required to be completed prior to application for the nursing major:

      • CHEM 1120 - Chemistry for Health Sciences (4)
      • (Prereq:  CHEM 1110 or Placement Test)
      • EEES 2150 - Biodiversity (4)
      • ENGL 1110 - College Composition I (3)
      • ENGL 2950 - Scientific & Technical Report Writing (3)
      • HEAL 1800 - Medical Terminology (3)
      • HEAL 2800 - Principles of Nutrition (3)
      • KINE 2560 – Anatomy & Physiology I (3)
      • KINE 2460 - Anatomy & Physiology I Lab (1)
      • KINE 2570 - Anatomy & Physiology II (3)
      • KINE 2470 - Anatomy & Physiology II Lab (1)
      • KINE 2590 - Microbiology (3)
      • MATH 2600 - Statistics (3)
      • (Prereq:  MATH 1200 or Placement Test)
      • NURS 1000 - Nursing Orientation (1)
      • PHIL 3370 - Medical Ethics (3)
      • PSY 1010 - Principles of Psychology (3)
      • PSY 2510 - Lifespan Psychology (3)

    Upper Division Nursing Program Admission Requirements

    • All prerequisites must be completed prior to application for the nursing major. A grade of “C” or above is required on all prerequisite and nursing courses (a grade of C- is not acceptable).

    • Minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 to be eligible to apply for the upper division professional major. Grades from all college courses determine GPA (college credit plus, PSO, repeated courses and all grade deleted courses.) Admission is competitive and based solely on GPA.

    • Students are required to authorize The University of Toledo to obtain criminal record checks (i.e., BCII and FBI) and are responsible for fingerprinting expenses. Students must declare and document misdemeanor and/or felony offenses that occur prior to admission to the nursing major and/or during program progression. Convictions may result in denial of admission to the major or dismissal after matriculation.

    • Admission to the professional major is offered fall, spring, and summer terms. Students who do not accept placement/seat for the semester offered will reapply for admission.

    • UToledo College of Nursing will guarantee two (2) upper division seats to Army ROTC UT students meeting the published admission requirements: one guaranteed seat in fall semester and one guaranteed seat will float for fall or summer semester.

    • The application process consists of completing a BSN Professional Major Application. To apply to the major please contact a nursing advisor at 419.530.2673. Application Deadlines. Semester for application determined by nursing advisor.

    Typical Full Time Plan of Study for the Nursing Major (students have a semester off between the second and third semester)

    BSN1-First Semester

    NURS 3040 Nursing to Promote Wellness across the Lifespan (5)
    NURS 3080 Fundamentals of Nursing and Assessment across the Lifespan (5)
    NURS 3150 Pathopharmacology 1 (3)
    NURS 3190 Nursing Research 1 (2)

    Total Credit Hours (15)

    BSN-2 Second Semester

    NURS 3280 Advanced Fundamentals (3)
    NURS 3300 Nursing Care of Persons with Health Challenges (4)
    NURS 3400 Family Health (4)
    NURS 3290 Nursing Research 2 (1)
    NURS 3540 Pathopharmacology 2 (3)

    Total Credit Hours (15)

    BSN 3-Third Semester

    NURS 4130 Nursing Care of Persons in Crisis 1 (4)
    NURS 4240 Nursing Care of Persons in Crisis 2 (8)
    NURS 4260 Professional Nursing Development (3)

    Total Credit Hours (15)

    BSN 4-Fourth Semester

    NURS 4510 Population Health (4)
    NURS 4620 Precepted Clinical Practicum (5)
    NURS 4700 Nursing Care of Persons and Families with Complex Care Needs (3)
    NURS 4760 Professional Nursing Competency (3)

    Total Credit Hours (15)

     120 semester credit hours Are Required for THE BSN 
Last Updated: 3/19/19