College of Nursing

Post-Baccalaureate to D.N.P.

The Post-Baccalaureate to Doctor of Nursing Practice program at The University of Toledo is designed to take B.S.N.-prepared nurses to the highest level of clinical practice.

UToledo is the first public institution in Ohio to offer a B.S.N. to D.N.P. program.

Are you a B.S.N.-prepared nurse who wants to practice as an NP?

View track options and plan of study

Are you a B.S.N.-prepared nurse who aspires to advance into organizational leadership?

View Nurse Executive track and plan of study

New Bacc 2 d.n.p. pathway

BACC 2 D.N.P.  is a unique option for high school students who are planning on entering the nursing profession with the goal of becoming a nurse practitioner or nurse executive. The program is limited to 20 students. Find out more


Post-Baccalaureate to D.N.P. NP Track

The B.S.N. To D.N.P. Track Option is for the bachelor's-prepared nurse who desires to complete the D.N.P. and become an advanced practice nurse.

  • Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Nurse Practitioner Track Sample Plan of Study

Semester I – Fall

INDI 8000 – Intro to Biostatistical Methods (3)
NURS 7050 – Information & Technology in Nursing & Health Care Systems (3)
NURS 7400 – Theoretical Foundations of Advanced Nursing Practice (2)

Semester II – Spring

NURS 7060 – Population Health (3)
NURS 7680 – Advanced Physiology & Pathophysiology (3)
NURS 7910 – Advanced Research for Evidence Based Nursing Practice (3)

Semester III – Fall

NURS 7011 – Implementation Science for Evidence Based Practice (3)
NURS 7530 – Public Policy & Health Care (3)
NURS 7690 – Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics (3)

Semester IV – Spring

NURS 7240 – Quality, Safety & Advocacy Strategies (3)
NURS 7200 – Transformational & Systems Leadership for the DNP (3)
NURS 7170 – Advanced Health Assessment for the DNP (4)

Semester V – Summer

NURS XXXX– Clinical I (6-8) (180 clinical hours)

Semester VI – Fall

NURS YYYY – Clinical II (6-7) (180 clinical hours)

Semester VII – Spring

NURS ZZZZ – Clinical III (6-9) (180 - 270 clinical hours)

Semester VIII – Fall

NURS 8010 – DNP Project 1 – Proposal (5) (180 clinical hours)

Semester IX – Spring

NURS 8020 – DNP Project 2 – Implementation (5) (180 clinical hours)

Semester X – Fall

NURS 8030 – DNP Project 3 – Evaluation & Dissemination (5) (180 clinical hours)

Total Credits: 69 – 74


POST-BACCALAUREATE TO D.N.P. Nurse Executive

The B.S.N. To D.N.P. Nurse Executive Track is designed to take the bachelor's-prepared nurse to the highest level of nursing leadership in order to meet the increasing complexities and challenges of the nation's healthcare environment.

  • Nurse Executive *NEW*

Nurse Executive Track Sample Plan of Study

Semester I – Fall

INDI 8000 – Intro to Biostatistical Methods (3)
NURS 7050 – Information & Technology in Nursing & Health Care Systems (3)
NURS 7400 – Theoretical Foundations of Advanced Nursing Practice (2)

Semester II – Spring

NURS 7060 – Population Health (3)
NURS 7680 – Advanced Physiology & Pathophysiology (3)
NURS 7910 – Advanced Research for Evidence Based Nursing Practice (3)

Semester III – Fall

NURS 7011 – Implementation Science for Evidence Based Practice (3)
NURS 7530 – Public Policy & Health Care (3)
NURS 7690 – Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics (3)

Semester IV – Spring

NURS 7240 – Quality, Safety & Advocacy Strategies (3)
NURS 7200 – Transformational & Systems Leadership for the DNP (3)
NURS 7170 – Advanced Health Assessment for the DNP (4)

Semester V – Fall

NURS 8010 – DNP Project 1 – Proposal (5) (180 clinical hours)

Semester VI – Spring

NURS 8020 – DNP Project 2 – Implementation (5) (180 clinical hours)

Semester VII – Fall

NURS 8030 – DNP Project 3 – Evaluation & Dissemination (5) (180 clinical hours)

Semester VIII – Spring

NURS 8210 – Management & Leadership Skills for the DNP Nurse Executive (6) (135 clinical hours)

Semester IX – Fall

NURS 8220 – Business Skills for the DNP Nurse Executive (6) (135 clinical hours)

Semester X – Spring

NURS 8230 – Entrepreneurship Seminar for the DNP Nurse Executive (6) (225 clinical hours)

Total Credits: 69

Accreditation

The Doctor of Nursing Practice program at The University of Toledo is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Questions?

Kathleen MitchellContact Kathleen Mitchell, D.N.P., APRN-CNS
Associate Dean for Student Affairs
admitnurse@utoledo.edu

Last Updated: 12/7/22