College of Nursing

Admission Process

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

 Graduate ADMISSION PROCESS (D.N.P., M.S.N., & Graduate Certificate):

  1. Apply to The University of Toledo College of Graduate Studies by paying the institutional fee:  Submit your UToledo Graduate Admission fee.
  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

Spring Admission 2023

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

Summer Admission 2023

AG ACNP, AG PCNP, 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 2023

M.S.N.-D.N.P.B.S.N.-D.N.P., M.S.N. (all tracks, including Graduate-Entry M.S.N.)Graduate Certificate (AG ACNP, AG PCNP, FNP, PMHNP and PPCNP) - Application Period: January 1 - April 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 TOEFL for international applicants. 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 MSN Graduate Entry. 

 

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 M.S.N. Not Applicable).
  • Baccalaureate degree (in any field other than nursing) from an accredited college/university is required for applicants to the Graduate-Entry M.S.N. program. Pre-requisites:  Human Anatomy and Physiology (6 semester hours  - must earn a "B" or higher); Psychology (3 semester hours); Social Science Elective (3 semester hours).
  • 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.
  • 3.0 higher ed. GPA (unadjusted by grade deletion).
  • 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." *AG ACNP applicants must also include a description of previous clinical experience in an acute care and/or critical care setting. 
  • Personal statement for DNP candidates 
    • Congruence of professional career goals with outcomes of the DNP program
    • Rationale to pursue DNP education
    • Description of abilities to achieve the outcomes of the program
    • Discussion of clinical area of interest
    • Identification of anticipated challenges in meeting the outcomes of the program and how these challenges will be met.
  • Current resume or CV, listing current state and/or territory RN license number (RN license number not applicable for Graduate-Entry applicants). Upload a copy of your current resume or CV in the "Documents Upload" section of NursingCAS.
  • Applicants to the M.S.N. APRN tracks should hold appropriate RN Licensure/Credentials for the state where the student resides and/or plans to conduct clinical experiences. 
  • Applicants to the Graduate Certificate APRN tracks should hold appropriate RN Licensure/Credentials for the state where the student resides and/or plans to conduct clinical experiences.
  • B.S.N. To D.N.P.  Applicants should hold appropriate RN Licensure/Credentials for the state where the student resides and/or plans to conduct clinical experiences.
  • M.S.N. To D.N.P. Applicants should hold appropriate RN or APRN Licensure/Credentials for the state where the student resides and/or plans to conduct clinical experiences.
  • 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.
  • TOEFL* is required for international applicants. Find out more about this here
  • 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 and applicants are required to pay the institutional fee:  Submit your UToledo Graduate Admission fee.

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.
    • NursingCAS offers two methods to request transcripts:
      1. Requesting Transcripts Electronically: If ordering an electronic transcript, select the electronic transcript vendor and follow the prompts. UToledo accepts transcripts from the following services: Credentials Solutions, Parchment, or National Student Clearinghouse. Since you cannot include the Transcript ID Form, you should include your full NursingCAS ID number when entering the NursingCAS mailing address. When using any of these services, select NursingCAS as the recipient. If you can't select NursingCAS and instead are asked for an email address, your transcript must be sent by mail. Do not send your transcript to the NursingCAS customer service email.
      2. Requesting Transcripts by Mail: If submitting a transcript via mail, click Download Transcript ID Form and print the form. You will need to contact the registrar at each institution you attended and provide them with the NursingCAS Transcript ID Form, along with any name changes, other personal information, your NursingCAS ID number, and any transcript fees required by the registrar. Your registrar should mail your paper transcripts to the following address:

NursingCAS Transcript Processing Center
PO Box 9201
Watertown, MA 02471

For more information on how to request your transcripts, please visit US and English-Canadian Transcripts - Liaison.

Complete the NursingCAS application here. 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

Last Updated: 6/27/22