College of Nursing

Family Nurse Practitioner/Graduate Certificate


Graduate application materials are submitted through the Nursing Centralized Application Service(NursingCAS) A supplemental application is also required and can be found at Program admission cycle information posted at

The Family Nurse Practitioner Graduate Certificate track is offered to individuals who have completed a master's degree in nursing or doctorate in nursing practice, and who desire to obtain specialized knowledge to seek certification as an FNP. 

The track is offered in a three-semester, part-time option. The curriculum is designed to prepare professional nurses for the FNP role in primary nursing care. The curriculum includes a minimum of 630 clock hours for clinical practice.

FNP graduates are eligible to sit for the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) certification or American Academy of Nurse Practitioner (AANP) certification corresponding to their population foci upon graduation. 

Admission Requirements:

  • Earned master’s in nursing or doctorate in nursing practice from an accredited nursing program.
  • A graduate GPA of 3.0 or greater on a 4.0 scale.
  • Active unrestricted unencumbered Ohio RN license.
  • Current resume or CV.
  • Three recommendations completed by professional sources (graduate-level nursing preferred)
  • Official transcripts from all previous graduate coursework.
  • Transcripts must indicate completion at graduate level advanced pathophysiology, advanced pharmacology, and advanced health assessment with a grade of B or higher in each course.
  • Interview, if requested.
  • Students are required to authorize The University of Toledo to obtain criminal record checks (BCII & FBI) & are responsible for fingerprinting expenses. Students must declare and document misdemeanor and/or felony offenses that occur prior to admission to the nursing program and/or during program progression. In compliance with Ohio Revised Code 4723-7 convictions will result in denial of admission to the program or dismissal after matriculation.

Admission is competitive

For international applicants:  The Graduate Record Exams (General Subject GRE) and TOEFL are required. Minimum required test scores:

View the Graduate Nursing Program Application Process and Checklist


  • Advanced Physiology & Pathophysiology
  • Advanced Health Assessment
  • Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics


Semester I - Summer
Course # Course Title Credit
NURS6210 FNP I: Adolescents and Adults (180 clinical hours)


Semester II - Fall
NURS6220 FNP II: Women and Children (180 clinical hours)


Spring Semester
NURS6230 FNP III: Adults and Older Adults (270 clinical hours)


Total Semester Credits  22 

Last Updated: 6/30/19