Online Degree Programs

Post Master’s to Doctor of Nursing Practice (MSN to DNP) Online

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The 100% online Postmaster’s to Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program at The University of Toledo is designed to elevate master’s-prepared nurses to the highest level of clinical practice. The 100% online curriculum builds on the master's program by providing education in evidence-based practice, quality improvement, and systems leadership, among other key areas.

Our students also take advantage of real-world clinical opportunitieswith some of the best clinical sites in the region, including The University of Toledo Medical Center and ProMedica Healthcare.


The University of Toledo is a 4-year, public, regionally accredited university that has been serving students since 1872. As a student, you will enjoy direct contact with your advisor, and interactive faculty to help you achieve your goals. UToledo also has the resources of a large institution such as; eTutoring, IT Help Desk, and eLibrary


The 100% online DNP curriculum includes theoretical and clinical courses to prepare students to lead and develop innovative healthcare delivery in a variety of settings.

There are three MSN to DNP track options at The University of Toledo.

  • The MSN to DNP NP track is for the master’s-prepared nurse who desires to complete the DNP and become an advanced practice nurse. Nurse practitioner tracks include:
    • Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
    • Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
    • Family Nurse Practitioner
    • Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
    • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • The MSN to DNP Nurse Executive track is designed to take the master’s-prepared nurse to the highest level of nursing leadership.
    • Nurse Executive *NEW*

  • The MSN to DNP track is designed to take the master’s-prepared advanced practice nurse to the highest level of clinical practice.
    • MSN to DNP


Our graduates are ready to face the challenges of an increasingly complex healthcare environment and DNP’s remain in high demand for many healthcare roles. Our alumni have worked as:

  • Directors of staff development at leading healthcare organizations
  • Directors of evidence-based practice and leading healthcare organizations
  • Chief nursing officers for accountable-care organizations
  • Vice presidents of healthcare organizations

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Last Updated: 4/25/23