College of Nursing

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Prospective Graduate Students - M.S.N., D.N.P. Programs and graduate certificates

UToledo’s College of Nursing prepares nurses for the highest level of clinical practice. Our graduates are ready to face the challenges of an increasingly complex healthcare environment.

We offer a range of degree options for nurses who want to advance their careers or those who have a degree in a non-nursing field and want to pursue a nursing degree.

  • Wide range of specialties:
    • Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
    • Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
    • Family Nurse Practitioner
    • Nurse Executive *NEW*
    • Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
    • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Faculty who are leaders in clinical practice, teaching and research
  • Technologically advanced learning environment
  • Flexible online and part-time options

Learn more about Why UToledo Nursing is one of the best graduate nursing programs in Ohio. 

NEWly Established Nurse Executive Track

Our new Nurse Executive track can provide you with the essential skills to take on a nursing 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.
(Pending final HLC approval)

Nursing Graduate Degrees

Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) - a full or part-time nursing program for students who have a B.S.N. and want to continue their education

Graduate-Entry Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) — an accelerated full-time nursing program for students who have a bachelor’s degree in a field other than nursing

Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.)

  • B.S.N. to D.N.P. - designed to take the B.S.N.-prepared nurses to the highest level of clinical practice, UToledo was the first public institution in Ohio to offer the BSN - DNP program
  • Online M.S.N. to D.N.P. - designed to elevate advanced practice nurses and nurse leaders to the highest level of clinical practice

View past DNP Graduate Capstone Projects

Post-Graduate Certificates — for nurses who have an M.S.N. or D.N.P. and want to add a specialty

Supportive Educators

Learn from the best. Most of our faculty practice as well as teach. We can help connect students to preceptors in a variety of clinical settings. Thanks to our partnerships with regional hospital systems and community organizations, you will have clinical and job opportunities at many of Ohio’s best facilities.

Nursing Faculty

Cutting-edge Campus

Study on a technologically advanced health science campus and practice your skills with the latest educational technology.

Learning Resource Center

Interprofessinal Immersive Simulation Center

Are you ready to apply?

Review our application checklist and admission information.

How to Apply Financial Assistance

Meet Joshua Howarth

'20, Clinical Nurse Leader Master's

“The interprofessional experiences have been great because I’ve been able to network with colleagues and people I might never have me.”

Meet Robin Cox

'21, Post-Master's Family Nurse Practitioner

“Since joining the program I found that I love the discipline of Advanced Practice Nursing and am excited to join the workforce providing care at the level of a Nurse Practitioner.”

Meet Sandra Boateng

'21, Clinical Nurse Leader Master's

“If it wasn’t for the professors and support they have given me, I wouldn’t have gotten this achievement. I appreciate them for all they do and really want to give credit to them.” (Boateng was a winner of a scholarship through the COVID-19 Student Support Fund through The Foundation of Academic Nursing)


Questions about graduate nursing programs?

Ilianna OteroContact Ilianna Otero, M.B.A.
Graduate Nursing Advisor

Last Updated: 10/5/21