College of Nursing

Nurse Educator


Graduate application materials are submitted through the Nursing Centralized Application Service(NursingCAS) A supplemental application is also required and can be found at Program admission cycle information posted at

The Nurse Educator major is targeted for baccalaureate graduates with clinical nursing experience who want to become nursing faculty or staff educators. Graduates are envisioned as teachers of undergraduate nursing students in the classroom and clinical setting. This major focuses on:  curriculum development, teaching-learning processes, classroom and clinical teaching strategies, and evaluation principles. The Nurse Educator major offers full-time and part-time options. Students who are seeking full time study should matriculate in the spring semester.

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Admission Requirements:

To be eligible for admission, applicants must have:

  • Baccalaureate from an accredited college/university. Degree in nursing from a school that is accredited by a nationally recognized body for nursing education.
  • Overall grade point average of 3.0 in undergraduate coursework.
  • Official transcripts from all academic institutions attended, one of which must state the Baccalaureate earned. 
  • 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. *
  • Three recommendations completed by professional sources (Master in Nursing preferred)
  • To be submitted electronically on your behalf via the "References" section of NursingCAS.
  • Active unrestricted unencumbered RN license in the state in which the applicant practices (Nurse Educator only)
  • 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* or IELTS* are required for international applicants. *Minimum required tests scores:
  • All official GRE, TOEFL or IELTS results must be sent directly from the respective GRE, TOEFL or IELTS 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: and by submitting a supplemental application to: The University of Toledo

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

View the Graduate Nursing Program Application Process and Checklist


Semester I - Spring
NURS6720 Teaching, Learning and Evaluation in Nursing


NURS5400 Theoretical & Ethical Foundations of Nursing


NURS5680 Advanced Physiology & Pathophysiology


INDI6000 Introduction to Biostatistical Methods


NURS5530 Public Policy & Health Care 3
Semester II - Summer
NURS6710 Developing Instructional Programs in Nursing



Advanced Nursing Research


NURS5330 Health Assessment 3
Semester III - Fall

Advanced Clinical Seminar in Nursing
(4 lab hours/week)


NURS5690 Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics


NURS6730 Practicum and Seminar in Teaching
(135 practicum hours)


CAPSTONE Field experience, thesis or comprehensive exam.


Total Semester Credits 39


Last Updated: 9/18/15