College of Nursing

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner


Graduate application materials are submitted through the Nursing Centralized Application Service(NursingCAS) A supplemental application is also required and can be found at Program admission cycle information posted at

The Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP) major is a two-year, full-time course of study with part-time options. The program is designed to prepare advanced practice nurses to care for children in a wide variety of settings. The curriculum features theoretically based and clinically focused courses and includes a minimum of 500 contact hours for clinical practice and selected laboratory experiences. Students who desire full time study should matriculate fall of even numbered years.

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Admission Requirements:

  • Baccalaureate from an accredited college/university. Degree in nursing from a school that is accredited by a nationally recognized body for nursing education accreditation.

  • Overall grade point average of 3.0 in undergraduate work.

  • Submission of official transcripts from all academic institutions to NursingCAS.

  • Personal statement describing career goals, future plans for employment and expectations for graduate study.
    • Submit your personal statement via the "Personal Statement" section of the NursingCAS, title it "University of Toledo" *
  • Current resume or CV, listing current state and/or territory RN license number.
    • Upload a copy of your current resume or CV in the "Documents Upload" section of NursingCAS. *
  • Three recommendations completed by professional sources (Master in Nursing preferred)
    • To be submitted electronically on your behalf via the "References" section of NursingCAS.
  • Active unrestricted unencumbered Ohio RN license

  • Completion of an undergraduate statistics course recommended.

  • Computer competency that includes word processing skills and ability to communicate electronically.

  • The Graduate Record Exam (General Subject GRE) and TOEFL* or IELTS* are required for international applicants. *Minimum required tests scores:
    • All official GRE, TOEFL or IELTS results must be sent directly from the respective GRE, TOEFL or IELTS organization to The University of Toledo (institutional code 1845).
  • Interview, if requested.

  • Admission is competitive.

  • Students are required to authorize The University of Toledo to obtain criminal record checks (i.e., BCII and FBI) and are responsible for fingerprinting expenses. Students must declare and document misdemeanor and/or felony offenses that occur prior to admission to the nursing program and/or during program progression. In compliance with Ohio Revised Code 4723-7 convictions will result in denial of admission to the program or dismissal after matriculation.

  • Applications are completed through Nursing CAS: and by submitting a supplemental application to: The University of Toledo

*Applicants must attach the file on designations page to The University of Toledo in order for the school to have access to the file.

The University of Toledo College of Nursing is approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing and nationally accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington DC 20036, (202) 887.6791. Graduates of the advanced practice programs are qualified to take national certification examinations in their specialty areas and are eligible to apply for Certificates of Authority granted by the Ohio Board of Nursing.

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Semester I - Fall
Course # Course Title


NURS5400 Theoretical & Ethical Foundations of Nursing


NURS5680 Advanced Physiology & Pathophysiology


NURS5740 Advanced Health Assessment (4 lab hours/week)


INDI6000 Introduction to Biostatistical Methods


Semester II - Spring
NURS5690 Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics


NURS5810 PNP I: Care of Children and Concepts of Wellness - odd years only (12 clinical hours/week)


NURS5910 Advanced Nursing Research


Semester III - Fall
NURS5190 Advanced Interpersonal Interventions (4 lab hours/week)


NURS5500 Family and Cultural Diversity Theories


NURS5820 PNP II: Common Acute and Stable Chronic Illnesses - odd years only (12 clinical hours/week)


Semester IV - Spring
NURS5530 Public Policy and Health Care


NURS5830 PNP III: Complex Chronic Illnesses or Disabilities - even years only (12 clinical hours/week)


NURS6140 Advanced Practice Nurse: Roles & Issues


CAPSTONE Field Experience, Thesis or Comprehensive Exam 3

Total Semester Credits  51

Last Updated: 3/22/15