Graduate Programs


Do you want to become a registered nurse, but your undergraduate degree is in a different area of study? No problem. 

The University of Toledo’s master’s degree track is designed specifically for students with non-nursing bachelor’s degrees. We have had students with degrees in biology, engineering and music enroll in our Graduate-Entry M.S.N. track. 

UToledo’s Graduate-Entry Master of Science in Nursing track allows you to earn your M.S.N. while qualifying to sit for the registered nurse national council licensure (NCLEX-RN) exam. The track can be completed full or part time.

Top Reasons to Study nursing graduate-entry at UToledo

  1. Advanced technology.

    Gain hands-on experience in advanced medical facilities on our Health Science Campus, home to the College of Nursing and the UToledo Medical Center. UToledo’s M.S.N. graduate students have access to the latest educational and health-care technology in UToledo’s Interprofessional Immersive Simulation Center, including: 

    • An iSpace virtual immersive environment 
    • Two 3D CAD walls 
    • High-fidelity, pediatric and infant simulators 
  2. Collaborative learning environment.
    UToledo's goal is to improve clinical outcomes and reduce health-care costs for patients. That's why students from 12 health-care professional programs — including the graduate-entry M.S.N. track — participate in UToledo’s interprofessional education (IPE) program. Students work together and learn from, with and about each other.  
  3. Service projects and mission trips.

    Help communities while gaining hands-on experience. Graduate-entry M.S.N. students have: 

    • Traveled to remote areas in Guatemala, Haiti and Honduras to provide health care and health promotion to more than 5,000 people.  
    • Administered more than 1,000 influenza vaccinations on UToledo’s Health Science and Main campuses. 
    • Volunteered to serve the uninsured and underinsured in the UToledo CommunityCare Clinic

Master's Degree Clinical Opportunities

Graduate-entry M.S.N. students work with patients in state-of-the-art medical facilities in the Toledo area, including: 

  • The University of Toledo Medical Center 
  • ProMedica Toledo Hospital 
  • Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, and others 

Students in the graduate-entry M.S.N. program work with a variety of patients, including: 

  • Pediatric patients 
  • Surgical patients 
  • Critically ill patients in ICU, CCU and emergency room settings 
  • Geriatric patients in multiple facilities (long-term care, acute care and community sites) 


What jobs can I get with a nursing graduate-entry degree?

Our graduates are generalists focused on improving patient outcomes in hospital and clinical settings. With an M.S.N. and an RN license, you will be well prepared to enter the workforce.  

Sample Job Opportunities  

  • Compliance officer in acute-care, long-term care and other care facilities 
  • Home-care nurse/hospice nurse 
  • Office nurse 
  • Staff nurse at acute-care facility 
  • Veterans Administration educator 






How to Apply to Graduate School

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Last Updated: 4/24/24