College of Nursing

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING (BSN) PRE-LICENSURE TRACK

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.  

New - UToledo offers guaranteed admission for freshman

Starting fall 2020, we will offer guaranteed admission for freshmen into our competitive Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program for select, well-prepared applicants. Applicants with a high school GPA of 3.7 or higher and a composite ACT score of at least 24 or 1160 SAT will be directly enrolled in our B.S.N. program , as long as a UToledo GPA of 3.5 is maintained.

Our application process also considers a range of personal attributes, such as community service and leadership skills, participation in extracurricular activities, and demonstrated responsibility. Consideration also will be given to those with military experience, first-generation college students, and those who would contribute to the cultural, gender, age, economic, racial, or geographic diversity of the healthcare workforce.

 

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pRE-nURSING aDMISSION rEQUIREMENTS

  • 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. No testing will be allowed on the day of orientation.  Due to COVID-19 students are not able to come to campus at this time to take the chemistry placement test.  Please check back to this website for further updates.
  • 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) (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)
      • 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) (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)
  • 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. For students applying to the major in Fall 2022, there will be a policy change. Students may apply for up to 12 hours of grade deletion.) 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)

120 SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS ARE REQUIRED FOR THE B.S.N. 

Schedule a Visit

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

Accreditation

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at the University of Toledo is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at the University of Toledo Consortium (Consortium of the University of Toledo and Bowling Green State University) is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org). 

APPROVAL

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

Last Updated: 3/16/20