College of Nursing

Doctor of Nursing Practice

The University of Toledo College of Nursing D.N.P. curriculum is new and improved and aligned with the new essentials. We offer several pathways to obtain your Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. 

Online Post-Baccalaureate to D.N.P. - designed to take B.S.N.-prepared nurses to the highest level of clinical practice, UToledo was the first public institution in Ohio to offer the B.S.N. to D.N.P. program.

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Online Post-Master's to D.N.P. - designed to elevate M.S.N.-prepared nurses to the highest level of clinical practice. The curriculum builds on the master's program by providing education in evidence-based practice, quality improvement, and systems leadership.

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Newly established nurse executive track

Our new Nurse Executive track can provide you with the essential skills to take on an organizational leadership position. Nurse Executives serve a crucial role to help carry out the mission of their healthcare organization and serve as a role model and coordinator of their healthcare team members. Graduates are eligible to take the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Nurse Executive certification exam. 

The Doctor of Nursing Practice Curriculum at UToledo will teach you to:

  • Translate and implement nursing research into evidence-based practice to provide the best possible outcomes for your population of interest.
  • Develop the leadership and organizational expertise to effectively enact the policies and procedures necessary to meet the dynamic state of healthcare delivery.
  • Identify approaches for quality management and performance improvements in healthcare organizations.
  • Lead and develop healthcare delivery in a variety of settings. 

Meet Jan Tipton

'21, Doctor of Nursing Practice

"The coursework and everything about the program fit in nicely with my clinical practice. There are so many things that I’m drawing upon now that have helped me think creatively, collaborate more and broaden my thinking about different clinical problems.”



The College of Nursing offers support for students seeking D.N.P. degrees. Find out more about funding your education.


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



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

Last Updated: 6/27/22