College of Nursing

Dual-admission RN to B.S.N. Nursing Program ― UToledo and Owens Community College

What is a dual-admission nursing program?

The RN-B.S.N. dual-admission program at Owens Community College and The University of Toledo is the first of its kind in northwest Ohio. You’ll earn an associate degree in applied science in nursing from Owens Community College, followed by a bachelor of science in nursing from UToledo. Once you’ve completed your associate degree at Owens and obtain RN licensure, you’ll move seamlessly into nursing courses in UToledo’s RN-B.S.N. program, with no additional admission fee.

You have the flexibility to set your own pace. Our RN-B.S.N. program is a Competency-based Education Program. This means that you can move through the course at your own pace as you master the material. All classes must be completed by the end of the semester.


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Who’s eligible to apply for dual-admission?

  • Students enrolling directly from high school
  • College transfer students

What are the advantages of dual-admission?

Access to the benefits of both institutions. As you work toward your associate degree at Owens, you’ll have access to the same benefits all UToledo students have, including:

  • Ability to take electives and general education courses
  • Free admission to UToledo student events and Rocket home games
  • There is no additional admission fee once you've completed your associate's degree at Owens

Advisors from both institutions work with you to make sure you’re on track and take the proper courses.

Am I eligible for financial aid?

Yes. You will work through Owens financial aid office while you are earning your associate degree. You will be eligible for UToledo scholarships once you start the RN-B.S.N. program.

Students enrolled in classes at both institutions simultaneously should consult with the financial aid offices at each school.


  1. Complete Owens RN program
  2. Obtain RN Licensure
  3. Contact UToledo Advisor

If you are a current Owens student, please notify your Owens advisor at 567.661.2387 of your intention to participate. You will need to fill out an application to UToledo once you are accepted into the Owens RN program.

Contact us

For more information about the dual-admission nursing program, email

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Last Updated: 10/23/23