College of Nursing

Advance your nursing career

Earning a B.S.N. degree helps registered nurses reach new heights. The University of Toledo’s nationally accredited RN–B.S.N. program has proven its expertise over its 38 years. 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. In addition to a traditional online environment, the RN–B.S.N. program is available as a self-paced Competency-Based Education program. 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.



The consortium of The University of Toledo (UToledo) and Bowling Green State University (BGSU)* provides an innovative and unique baccalaureate nursing program. Students choose the university (BGSU or UToledo) that best meets their needs for general education, liberal arts and sciences. Nursing courses in the major are offered 100% online through The University of Toledo. The Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing is awarded by the respective university.  

* UToledo and BGSU are pursuing independent nursing programs.  The last RN-B.S.N. students to be admitted in the consortium program will be in Fall 2020.  

The RN-B.S.N. program is 100% online, and our knowledgeable advisors will help you create a plan of study that fits into your life. 

Plans of Study, Planning Guides, etc. - CBE and Traditional

Admission requirements - cbe and traditional

1.  Graduate from a diploma or accredited associate degree nursing program and obtain RN licensure.  Apply to The University of Toledo and send an official transcript from all post high school programs to the Admissions Office.

2.  Active, unrestricted, unencumbered RN license.

3.  Schedule an appointment with a nursing advisor to assess for completion of prerequisites.

4.  Minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 in all coursework.  A grade of "C" or higher is required in all required courses.  A grade of "C-" is not acceptable.  All post-secondary, advanced placement credit, transfer and higher education coursework are used to calculate the cumulative GPA.

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

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]

In addition to the above courses, students should select as many additional courses form Math, Humanities, Social Sciences, Multicultural or Natural Sciences to fulfill the minimum core curriculum requirement of 36 credit hours.  Additional credit hours may be necessary to achieve the 120 credit hours required for graduation. 30 credit hours required in the nursing major.

Nursing Major Requirements (30 credit hours)

  • 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)
  • 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)

*Courses in nursing major are online. Multiple plan of study options are available.


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

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at the University of Toledo Consortium (Consortium of the University of Toledo and Bowling Green State University) is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education ( 

Last Updated: 1/14/20