College of Nursing


Why Nursing?

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 healthcare settings, including clinics, hospitals, nursing homes, schools and outpatient facilities.

Upon successful completion of the BSN Pre-Licensure track, our 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. 

Nursing at UToledo

StudentOur students have access to exceptional advising services and academic/clinical learning opportunities that set the foundation for increased professional autonomy, career mobility and high levels of competence and confidence. Our supportive faculty and staff pride themselves on preparing students to meet the demands of a changing healthcare system. The honors program further prepares students for the challenges they will face. 

Undergraduate students take general education, liberal arts and sciences at UToledo's main campus, then attend the UToledo Health Science Campus as junior and senior students for nursing courses and clinical experiences.

 UToledo and BGSU are pursuing independent nursing programs. The last B.S.N. track students to be admitted in the consortium program will be in Summer 2021.  

UToledo B.S.N. admission

UToledo’s College of Nursing will offer direct admission into the competitive program of Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Requirements include: 3.6 GPA and 23 ACT/1130 SAT, 3.8 GPA for test-optional applicants. Students will then need to maintain a 3.5 higher education GPA (once at UToledo) in order to maintain their guaranteed seat in the program. The priority application deadline for the direct admission option is January 1. 

All students are admitted into the pre-nursing BSN curriculum with: 2.75 GPA and 19 ACT/990 SAT and above, 3.0 GPA for test optional applicants. Upon completion of the pre-nursing curriculum, there is a competitive admission process for the professional sequence. 



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  • You may apply pre-nursing to the The University of Toledo (UToledo) with a minimum 2.75 cumulative high school GPA and 19 ACT score or 980 SAT 
  • There is a mandatory placement test for Chemistry and Math; learn more about placement testing here. Please complete all placements tests at least 24 hours before your scheduled Rocket Launch.
  • You will take nursing prerequisite courses for the first two years on either UToledo main campus. 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. All post-secondary, transfer and higher education coursework are used to calculate the cumulative GPA; admission is competitive for the nursing major.
    • Prerequisites required to be completed prior to application for the nursing major:
      • CHEM 1120 - Chemistry for Health Sciences (4) (Prerequisite:  CHEM 1110 or Placement Test)
      • BIOL 2010 - Major Concepts in Biology (3)
      • ENGL 1110 - College Composition I (3)
      • ENGL 2950 - Scientific & Technical Report Writing (3)
      • HEAL 1800 - Medical Terminology (3)
      • HEAL 2800 - Principles of Nutrition (3)
      • EXSC 2560 – Anatomy & Physiology I (3)
      • EXSC 2460 - Anatomy & Physiology I Lab (1)
      • EXSC 2570 - Anatomy & Physiology II (3)
      • EXSC 2470 - Anatomy & Physiology II Lab (1)
      • EXSC 2590 - Microbiology (3)
      • MATH 2600 - Statistics (3) (Prerequisite:  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)
  • Additional core courses must be completed prior to graduation:
    • Multicultural U.S. Diversity (3)
    • Multicultural Non-U.S. Diversity (3)
    • Social Science (3)
    • Arts and Humanities (6)

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). Students may apply for up to 18 hours of grade deletion, per University Policy. Please note, if you were granted guaranteed admission as a freshman, you must maintain a UToledo GPA of 3.5 to qualify for your seat.
  • 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 four (4) upper division seats to Army ROTC UT students meeting the published admission requirements; for either the fall or spring semesters.
  • The application process consists of completing a B.S.N. Professional Major Application. To apply to the major please contact a nursing advisor at 419.530.2673. 

Typical Full-Time Plan of Study for the Nursing Major

B.S.N. 1 - 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)

B.S.N. 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)

B.S.N. 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)

B.S.N. 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)


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The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at the University of Toledo is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.




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

Last Updated: 3/22/22