College of Nursing

Admission Process

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Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) Admission Process:

  1. Apply to The University of Toledo (admission ongoing)
  2. Send official transcripts from all colleges to The University of Toledo
  3. Register for classes after completing orientation
  4. Apply to the upper division nursing major once prerequisite courses are complete, subject to nursing advisor approval

Upper Division Nursing Major Deadlines:

October 1 - January 15: Application period for B.S.N. Summer Entry
February 15 - May 1: Application period for B.S.N. Fall Entry
June 1 - September 1: Application period for B.S.N. Spring Entry

 graduate admission process (d.n.p., m.s.n., Nurse Educator and graduate certificate)

  1. Apply to The University of Toledo College of Graduate Studies by completing a Nursing Supplemental Application
  2. Complete a NursingCAS Application, including a personal statement, resume, and three recommendations
  3. Send official transcripts from all colleges to NursingCAS

Graduate Program Deadlines:

SUMMER ADMISSION 2020

AGPCNP, FNP, PMHNP and PPCNP Graduate Certificate Only - Application Period: September 1 - December 30

* Students who have completed the prerequisites, Advanced Pharmacology, Advanced Pathophysiology and Advanced Health Assessment may apply for the summer semester to begin clinical. 

FALL ADMISSION 2020

M.S.N.-D.N.P. (Direct and Leadership), B.S.N.-D.N.P., M.S.N. (all tracks, including Graduate-Entry CNL)Graduate Certificate (AGPCNP, FNP, PMHNP and PPCNP) - Application Period: January 1 - April 30

SPRING ADMISSION 2021

M.S.N. (all tracks EXCEPT Graduate-Entry CNL) and Graduate Certificate (all tracks) - Application Period May 1 - August 30

*YOUR APPLICATION MUST BE COMPLETE IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR ADMISSION. A completed application consists of the UToledo Supplemental application, a verified NursingCAS application, personal statement, resume, three recommendations and GRE and TOEFL, if required. See complete details below.

**Baccalaureate in nursing from a school that is accredited by a nationally recognized body for nursing education is required for all graduate programs, except for the CNL MSN. 

Graduate Admission Requirements

Applications must be electronically submitted by the posted deadlines.

  • Baccalaureate in nursing (B.S.N.) from an accredited college/university that is accredited by a nationally recognized body for nursing education accreditation is required for applicants to the B.S.N.-D.N.P. and M.S.N. programs (Graduate-Entry Clinical Nurse Leader Not Applicable).
  • Master of Science in nursing (M.S.N.) from an accredited college/university that is accredited by a nationally recognized body for nursing education accreditation is required for applicants to the M.S.N.-D.N.P. or graduate certificate programs.
  • Overall grade point average of 3.0 in undergraduate work.
  • Submission of official transcripts from all academic institutions to NursingCAS.
  • Personal statement describing career goals, future plans for employment, and expectations for graduate study. Submit your personal statement via the "Personal Statement" section of the NursingCAS, title it "University of Toledo"
  • Current resume or CV, listing current state and/or territory RN license number (RN license number not applicable for Graduate-Entry Clinical Nurse Leader Not Applicable). Upload a copy of your current resume or CV in the "Documents Upload" section of NursingCAS.
  • Active unrestricted unencumbered Ohio RN license.
    • For Nurse Educator only, active unrestricted unencumbered RN license in the state in which the applicant practices
  • Three recommendations completed by professional sources (Master in Nursing preferred). To be submitted electronically on your behalf via the "References" section of NursingCAS.
  • Completion of an undergraduate statistics course recommended.
  • Computer competency that includes word processing skills and ability to communicate electronically.
  • The Graduate Record Exam (General Subject GRE) and TOEFL* are required for international applicants. *Minimum required tests scores: http://www.utoledo.edu/graduate/prospectivestudents/admission/guidelines.html
    • All official GRE or TOEFL results must be sent directly from the respective GRE or TOEFL organization to The University of Toledo (institutional code 1845).
  • Interview, if requested.
  • Admission is competitive.
  • 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 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.
  • Applications are completed through Nursing CAS: http://nursingcas.liaisoncas.com/ and by submitting a supplemental application to: The University of Toledo http://apply.utoledo.edu.

*Applicants must attach the file on designations page to The University of Toledo in order for the school to have access to the file.

NursingCAS Application Process:

Before you create an application through the Nursing Centralized Application Service (NursingCAS):

  • Obtain student copies of your college transcripts to assist you in completing the course work section of the application.
    • Request official transcripts using the Transcript Request Form in NursingCAS. Students are required to have their official transcripts sent directly to NursingCAS. This form can be printed from the "Colleges Attended" section once you create an application.  Complete the form and submit it to the Registrar's office of each institution attended.  Please advise the Registrar's office to enclose the transcript request form with your official sealed transcript and mail it directly to the NursingCAS transcript processing center.
  • Read the NursingCAS Admissions Code of Cooperation for applicant responsibilities. General information regarding NursingCAS can be found at http://www.nursingcas.org.

Complete the NursingCAS application at http://nursingcas.liaisoncas.com/. Application must be electronically submitted by the posted deadline

  • NursingCAS processing may take up to five weeks after your application, transcripts and payment is received.
  • Submit 3 recommendations, to be submitted electronically on your behalf, via the "References" section of Nursing CAS.
  • Submit your personal statement via the "Personal Statement" section of NursingCAS, title it "University of Toledo" *
  • Upload a copy of your current resume or CV in the "Document Upload" section of NursingCAS *

    *Applicants must attach the file on destinations page to The University of Toledo in order for the school to have access to the file.

Nursing Supplemental Application

The Nursing Supplemental Application can be found through The University of Toledo at http://apply.utoledo.edu. Application fee is paid at time of submission, and the application must be electronically submitted by the posted deadlines above.

Nursing supplemental materials must include:

  • Final, official transcripts showing degree conferred or completion of in progress courses should be sent to The University of Toledo at the time an offer of admission is extended

  • Official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score report (taken within five years). (Required for foreign educated applicants) Submit official results to Institutional Code:  1845

  • Documented, supervised clinical hours in master's program (M.S.N.-D.N.P. applicants only)

  • Applicants who are nurses with a bachelor degree from another country need to contact Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools at www.cgfns.org for analysis verifying B.S.N. or equivalent.

  • International applicants need official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL* or IELTS* Minimum required test scores http://www.utoledo.edu/graduate/prospectivestudents/admission/guidelines.html) score report (taken within two years), US citizenship or appropriate visa, financial statement, and evidence of an earned bachelor degree as evaluated by one of the following services:

World Education Services, Inc.
International Educational Consultants

Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.
International Education Research Foundation, Inc.
Spantran Educational Services, Inc.

The foreign transcript report is to be sent directly to NursingCAS from the foreign transcript evaluation agency.  Do not send foreign transcripts to NursingCAS. NursingCAS only accepts foreign evaluations.

Last Updated: 10/23/19