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Prospective Undergraduates - B.S.N. Programs

Nurses are natural leaders, caretakers and problem-solvers. The University of Toledo gives you the knowledge and skills to turn your natural talents into a fulfilling career.

We offer multiple paths to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) degree:

  1. A traditional undergraduate B.S.N. program
    • Direct, guaranteed admission — for those who qualify
      • GPA of 3.8 or higher through our test-optional pathway or
        GPA of 3.6 or higher and ACT score of 23/SAT score of 1130
      • Achieve a 3.5 GPA while at UToledo

The application deadline for the direct admission to Nursing is Jan. 3, and application materials need to be received by Jan. 31.  Applications received after Jan. 3 are considered for the Traditional Pre-Nursing Pathway.

    • Pre-nursing — Students complete two years of a pre-nursing curriculum and then apply to the nursing major
      • GPA of 3.0 through our test-optional pathway or
        GPA of 2.75 and ACT score of 19/SAT score of 990
      • Maintain a 3.0 GPA while at UToledo
    • Transfer admission — for those wishing to transfer into the pre-licensure track
      • Must be in good standing with a cumulative GPA of 2.75 and 12 graded semester hours
      • Admission to the upper division pre-licensure track is competitive. A minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 to be eligible to apply for the upper division professional major. 
  1. An online RN-B.S.N. program for nurses who already have their licenses and want to advance their careers
  2. If you already have a bachelor’s degree in a field other than nursing and want to start a career in nursing, consider our accelerated degree program, Graduate-Entry Master of Science in Nursing.

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Why UToledo Nursing

UToledo has educated nurses in Ohio for over 50 years. We develop nursing leaders who shape the future of healthcare.

Our unique nursing program has:

  • Education in compassionate, patient-centered care for all life stages and healthcare settings
  • An award winning Student Nurses Association (SNA) who have won Chapter of the Year for 9 consecutive years
  • Faculty and students who have been a major contributor to combat COVID-19 through contact tracing and vaccination clinics
  • Expert faculty and advisors
  • Hospital and community partnerships
  • Evidence-based practice and research
  • Interprofessional education — Learn alongside peers in other healthcare majors

Find out more about Why UToledo Nursing is one of the best nursing programs in Ohio.

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B.S.N. Program

Our accredited B.S.N. program was the first undergraduate nursing program in northwest Ohio.

You have two pathways into our competitive, accredited bachelor's degree nursing program when you apply to UToledo — direct, guaranteed admission for those who qualify or our pre-nursing pathway.

We recognize that academic success is about more than your GPA and test scores. Our holistic review process takes into account extracurriculars and other factors that help us learn about you.

Learn more about admission requirements, highlights of our program, your career outlook and more.

B.S.N. program highlights

Online RN-B.S.N. Program

Ready to advance your nursing career? Earn your online nursing B.S.N. degree in as few as two semesters in this unique, nationally accredited program.

First-of-its-kind online, Competency-Based RN-B.S.N. program. Our flexible Competency-Based Education program (CBE) allows you to master coursework and move on when you're ready. The self-paced curriculum is ideal for working adults balancing work and family obligations.

Course structure innovation. We are Ohio's first online RN-B.S.N. program to receive recognition from Quality Matters, which recognizes high quality online courses and faculty.

Nurturing advisors who take a personal interest in each student.

Learn more about admission requirements, highlights of our program, your career outlook and more.

RN-B.S.N. program highlights

Academic Success

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Meet Kayla Clough

’20, Bachelor of Science in Nursing

“It feels amazing to be a part of something bigger than yourself.”

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Meet Hunter Perrin

’20, Bachelor of Science in Nursing

"Every single experience here at The University of Toledo has been great. The one thing I love about this place is that there’s a lot of opportunities if you’re willing to seek them out and put in the effort. I’m not sure I would have gotten that anywhere else."

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Meet Tessa Vogel

’21, Bachelor of Science in Nursing

“The Supplemental Instruction (SI) leaders in the chemistry classes helped me to gain confidence in my studying abilities and learn that I can succeed in even the most difficult cases if I put my mind to it.”




Dale Pelz

Dale Pelz, Jr., M.S.

Assistant Director of Student Services
University Hall, Suite 2110
Phone: 419.530.2673
Fax: 419.530.7701

Last Updated: 4/18/24