College of Nursing

The total need for additional nurses will exceed 1.09 million by 2024, according to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. RNs can make themselves more marketable by earning a B.S.N. in just two semesters in UToledo’s online RN to B.S.N. program.

Online Nursing RN to B.S.N. Bachelor's Degree Overview

Earn your B.S.N. in a flexible, online, self-paced learning environment ideal for working adults balancing work and family obligations.  Earning a B.S.N. degree helps registered nurses reach new heights. Our RN-B.S.N. program is offered as a self-paced Competency-Based Education program (CBE).  The CBE approach to teaching and learning is an individual learning model that allows students to advance in their coursework based on their ability to master knowledge and skills at their own pace, allowing for a flexible time line.

The University of Toledo's nationally accredited RN-B.S.N. program has proven its expertise since 1974.  We're Ohio's first online RN-B.S.N. program to receive recognition from Quality Matters for many of our courses and faculty.  We're also leading the way in course structure innovation.  Students can earn their degree in as few as two semesters— guided by experienced full-time faculty every step of the way.  Explore your RN–B.S.N. options with The University of Toledo and rise as a leader in your profession.

Dual Admission RN - B.S.N. Partnership with Owens Community College. Get all the benefits offered to UToledo students while you earn an associate degree in applied science at Owens. Once you obtain your license as an RN, move seamlessly into UToledo’s online RN-B.S.N. program with no additional admission fee.

Dual Admission RN - B.S.N. Partnership with Saddleback College. Earn an associate degree in applied science at Saddleback, while simultaneously working toward your bachelor of science in nursing degree at UToledo via our competency-based RN-BSN program. 

QUEST for Success Partnership with ProMedica and Owens Community College. QUEST for Success provides underrepresented minorities and male nursing students the opportunity to become successful, employed, bachelor-prepared nurses with financial support available. 

The online RN - B.S.N. degree will prepare you for leading roles in nursing, as well as advanced practice nursing  programs, such as UToledo’s Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) or Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.).

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100% ONLINE RN To B.S.N. Program


Quality Matters LogoThe University of Toledo (UToledo)  provides an innovative and unique baccalaureate nursing program.  Nursing courses in the major are offered 100% online and can be completed in as little as two semesters.  Our competency based approach allows you to manage your course at your own pace. Our knowledgeable advisors will help you create a plan of study that fits into your life. All courses in our program are certified in Quality Matters

Program Outcomes

Admission requirements

  • Active, unrestricted, unencumbered U.S. RN license in the state where the student plans to complete clinical experience.
  • Graduate from an accredited associate degree nursing program or RN diploma program. Apply to The University of Toledo and send an official transcript from all post high school programs to the Admissions Office.
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 in all accredited higher education coursework.  A grade of "C" or higher is required in all required courses.  A grade of "C-" is not acceptable. 

*Students must complete all graduation requirements; university catalogs are online.

Core Requirements

  • ENGLISH Composition I (3 credit hours)
  • ENGLISH Composition II (3 credit hours)
  • MATH 2600 -Statistics (3 credit hours) [Prereq:  MATH 1200 or Placement Test]
  • Natural Sciences (6 credit hours) [two courses; one must include a (1) laboratory; no more than one course from any discipline]
  • Multicultural U.S. Diversity (3 credit hours)
  • Multicultural Non-U.S. Diversity (3 credit hours)
  • Social Science (6 credit hours) [no more than one course from any discipline]
  • Arts and Humanities (6 credit hours) [no more than one course from any discipline]

Will my courses transfer?  Use Transferology to assist in determining course equivalency.   In addition to the above courses, students should select as many additional courses from the UToledo core curriculum to fulfill the minimum core requirement of 36 credit hours.  Additional credit hours may be necessary to achieve the 120 credit hours required for graduation30 credit hours of residency required in the nursing major at UToledo.

Nursing Major Requirements

  • NURS 4100: Transition to BSN Practice (3 credit hours)
  • NURS 4110: Applied Health Assessment Across the Lifespan (3 credit hours)
  • NURS 4300: Informatics in Nursing (2 credit hours)
  • NURS 4340: Population Focused Care (5 credit hours) 60 clinical practicum hours required 
  • NURS 4360: Theory and Collaborative Practice (3 credit hours)
  • NURS 4370: Health Promotion and Wellness Across the Lifespan (3 credit hours)
  • NURS 4400: Quality and Safety in Nursing (2 credit hours)
  • NURS 4500: Leadership and Professional Development (3 credit hours)
  • NURS 4520: Pathopharmacology for the Practicing RN (3 credit hours)
  • NURS 4610: Translating Evidence for Nursing Practice (3 credit hours)



The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at the University of Toledo is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.


Online Nursing RN to B.S.N. Bachelor's Degree

Program Availability

100% Online

Competency-Based Education



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Out-of-State Tuition Discount Rate

This 100% online degree program qualifies non-Ohio residents to pay in-state tuition rates with a $5 per credit hour surcharge.

Last Updated: 7/12/22