College of Nursing

Advance your nursing career

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.

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



The 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. 

Program Outcomes

Admission requirements 

1.  Active, unrestricted, unencumbered RN license.

2.  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.

3.  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 graduation. 30 credit hours of residency required in the nursing major at UToledo.

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) 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.

Last Updated: 1/7/21