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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 three paths to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree:

  1. A traditional undergraduate B.S.N. program
  2. An online RN-B.S.N. program for nurses who already have their licenses and want to advance their careers
    • Dual admission program with Owens Community College — Get all the benefits offered to UToledo students while you earn an associate degree in applied science at Owens. Once you obtain your license as an RN, move seamlessly into UToledo’s online RN-B.S.N. program with no additional admission fee. Learn more about this innovative program.
    • Concurrent enrollment program with Saddleback College — Earn an associate degree in applied science at Saddleback, while simultaneously working toward your bachelor of science in nursing degree at UToledo via our competency-based RN-BSN program. Learn more about this new option. 
  3. 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.

Then schedule your visit. Wander our campus and meet faculty and students. Picture yourself as a Rocket!

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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 with specific qualifications.
  • Pre-nursing pathway. You complete two years of a pre-nursing curriculum and then apply to the nursing major.

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

We are a large, public research university. We have the resources to help you succeed.


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 David Waszak

’21, Bachelor of Science in Nursing

“Instead of staring at charts all day, you’re working with your patients. You’re seeing what’s wrong with them and putting a care plan together instead of just reading a textbook.”

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Have questions about B.S.N. programs?

Kathleen MitchellContact Kathleen Mitchell, D.N.P., APRN-CNS
Associate Dean for Student Affairs

Last Updated: 7/8/21