College of Nursing

MSN Programs

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Programs

The Master of Science in Nursing at The University of Toledo College of Nursing is designed to build on the student’s past learning, personal and professional goals, and the insights and experiences gained through practice. The MSN degree prepares Registered Nurses with a baccalaureate as Advanced Practice Nurses, Nurse Educators, or Clinical Nurse Leaders.

Graduate Nursing Program Deadlines, Application Process and Checklist

MSN Programs

The Master of Science in Nursing major is generally a two-year, full-time program with part-time options.* Students choose a nursing major that leads to the MSN degree:

Admission Requirements and Process (Graduate-Entry Clinical Nurse Leader Not Applicable)

Applications must be electronically submitted by the posted deadlines.

  • Baccalaureate from an accredited college/university. Degree in nursing from a school that is accredited by a nationally recognized body for nursing education accreditation.

  • 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.
    • 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.

Accreditation and Approval

The University of Toledo College of Nursing is approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing and nationally accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington DC 20036,
(202) 887.6791. Graduates of the advanced practice programs are qualified to take national certification examinations in their specialty areas and are eligible to apply for Certificates of Authority granted by the Ohio Board of Nursing.

Last Updated: 3/23/15