College of Nursing

Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) Program

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 M.S.N. degree prepares Registered Nurses with a baccalaureate as Advanced Practice Nurses and Nurse Educators. For more information about our direct-entry, pre-licensure CNL program, click here. For information about the Nurse Educator program, click here.

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M.S.N. Tracks

The Master of Science in Nursing tracks have full or part-time options except for the CNL track which is only full time. Students choose a nursing track that leads to the M.S.N. degree:

Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

    • Designed to prepare advanced practice nurses to provide comprehensive care to the entire adult population which includes the young adult through the older adult and frail elderly. 
    • AGPCNP 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. 
    • 55 semester credits
    • Frequently Asked Questions
    • Program Outcomes

Family Nurse Practitioner

    • Designed to prepare nurses for the FNP role in primary nursing care.
    • 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. 
    • Full or part time study options, combination of online & campus courses.
    • 55 semester credits
    • Frequently Asked Questions
    • Program Outcomes

Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

    • Designed to prepare advanced practice nurses to care for children in primary care settings.
    • PPCNP graduates are eligible to sit for Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB) certification upon graduation. 
    • Full or part time study options, combination of online & campus courses.
    • 51 semester credits
    • Frequently Asked Questions
    • Program Outcomes

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner 

    • Designed to prepare advanced practice nurses to care for families in a wide variety of community and hospital-based psychiatric settings. 
    • PMHNP graduates are eligible to sit for the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) certification corresponding to their population foci upon graduation. 
    • 56 semester credits
    • Frequently Asked Questions
    • Program Outcomes  

Sample Program of Study

SEMESTER I—FALL
NURS 5400: Theoretical & Ethical Foundations of Nursing (3 credit hours)
NURS 5680: Advanced Physiology & Pathophysiology (3 credit hours)
NURS 5740: Advanced Health Assessment (60 lab hours) (4 credit hours)
INDI 6000: Introduction to Biostatistical Methods (3 credit hours)

SEMESTER II—SPRING
NURS 5690: Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics (3 credit hours)
NURS 5910: Advanced Nursing Research (3 credit hours)
NURS 5530: Public Policy & Health Care (3 credit hours)
NURS 5190: Advanced Interpersonal Interventions (60 lab hours) (3 credit hours)

SEMESTER III—SUMMER
NURS XXXX: CLIN I (180 clinical hours) (6-7 credit hours)

SEMESTER IV—FALL
NURS 5500: Family & Cultural Diversity Theories (3 credit hours)
NURS 6140: Advanced Practice Nurse: Roles & Issues (2 credit hours)
NURS XXXX: CLIN II (180 clinical hours) (6-7 credit hours)

SEMESTER V—SPRING
NURS XXXX: CLIN III (180-270 clinical hours) (6-8 credit hours)
CAPSTONE: Field Experience, Thesis or Comprehensive Exam (3 credit hours)

TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS: 51-56

Accreditation

The master's degree program in nursing  at the University of Toledo is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

Approval

The University of Toledo College of Nursing Clinical Nurse Leader Program has full approval by the Ohio Board of Nursing. 

Last Updated: 11/26/19