College of Nursing

Nursing jobs are projected to grow 19% through 2022. 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 R.N. to B.S.N. Bachelor's Degree Overview

Nurses with B.S.N.s are highly sought after in today’s health-care industry. Registered nurses with associate’s degrees or diplomas can earn Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees online in just two semesters at The University of Toledo.

Our flexible, online program is self-paced — ideal for working adults balancing professional lives and family. 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.

New Dual-Admission RN - BSN Partnership with Owens Community College. Another option for students interested in getting RN licensure and a B.S.N. degree is to receive an associate's degree in applied science from Owens, then move seamlessly into UToledo's RN-B.S.N. program with no additional admission fee.

Concurrent Enrollment RN - BSN Partnership with Saddleback College. We also have an option for students in California interested in earning an associate's degree in applied science from Saddleback, while working toward your bachelor of science in nursing from UToledo.

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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  • Flexible options. UToledo's RN to B.S.N. online degree program can be completed in our traditional, 100% online track at your own pace through Ohio’s first competency-based RN-B.S.N. program.
    • Start the program in fall, spring or summer
    • Online classes that can be taken anywhere
  • Academic support. The University of Toledo is committed to helping you stay on track to complete your bachelor’s degree. Academic advisers in the College of Nursing assist students from application to graduation, and ensure they’re fully prepared to meet program requirements.
  • Innovative online curriculum. We are Ohio's first online RN-B.S.N. program to be recognized by Quality Matters. Quality Matters is a nationally recognized body that ensures the quality of online courses and faculty.
  • Technical support. The University of Toledo is a top public, research university. We have extensive technology and resources to help you get the most from your distance learning experience. Online nursing students have access to eLibrary, eTutoring, the IT Help Desk and more through UT Online.


A B.S.N. from The University of Toledo can help you:

  • Increase your earning potential
  • Take on management roles in nursing
  • Continue studies in an advanced practice program, such as The University of Toledo’s M.S.N. and D.N.P. graduate programs in nursing


Rokya Miller assisting an elderly patient using a walker
"Faculty members are only one call away. At UToledo I was never alone."
Rokya Miller
RN-B.S.N, '20



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

UToledo’s RN to B.S.N. online degree program focuses on clinical theory, research and critical thinking. It encourages the practical application of effective nursing and health care.

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

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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: 6/9/21