University of Toledo Nursing School Review


The University of Toledo (UT) was founded in 1872 and became part of the state university system by 1967. In July 2006, it merged with the Medical University of Ohio to create the third biggest public university in the state. Today, the school provides part-time and full-time study options, as well as day, evening and distance learning programs.

University of Toledo – College of Nursing

This program has been approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing and has been accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Undergraduate Programs

Baccalaureate Nursing

Students who take this program will be prepared to provide nursing care in various healthcare facilities. It includes clinical experiences and regular college classroom courses, including general education and nursing courses. Students will need to complete their first two years at the main campus of the University of Toledo, and the rest of the curriculum at the Health Science campus.

To apply, students have to be high school graduates with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and a minimum ACT score of 19. Registered nurses with a nursing license can also take this program online, though. To apply, they will need to have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and complete the required prerequisite courses.

Graduates will be awarded the Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing upon completion of the program.

Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)

In partnership with Bowling Green State University, students can now take this program if they already work as registered nurses and have a diploma or associate degree.

To apply, students will need to have a minimum GPA of 2.5, a minimum grade of C in every prerequisite course and a valid RN license. They will also need to submit a  nursing portfolio.

Graduates will be awarded the Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing upon completion of the program.

Graduate Programs

Master of Science in Nursing Programs

Students who take this program will be prepared to become registered nurses in the healthcare field. This program is especially designed for students who already have bachelor’s degrees but aren’t registered nurses yet. It includes theory classes and clinical experiences at various healthcare facilities and takes two full-time years to complete.

To apply, students will need to have a baccalaureate, a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, and a minimum grade of B in all of the prerequisite courses. They will also have to submit a personal statement, a valid resume, two recommendation letters and their official transcripts.

Graduates will be allowed to sit for the National Council Licensing Exam-Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN) and apply for an RN license. They will also have the chance to pursue certificates to enter advanced nursing roles as clinical nurse specialists or nurse practitioners, or pursue advanced nursing degrees.

The MSN Tracks

To apply for any of these tracks, students will need to have a baccalaureate, a minimum GPA of 3.0 and a valid RN license in Ohio. They will also need to have completed an undergraduate statistics course. Aside from that, they also have to submit a personal statement, a valid resume and two recommendation letters.

Family Nurse Practitioner

This track takes two years of full-time study to complete, though a part-time option is also available for students in need. It includes 600 hours of clinical and laboratory experience.

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

This track takes two years of full-time study to complete, though a part-time option is also available for students in need. It includes 500 hours of clinical and laboratory experience.

Nurse Educator

This track takes 39 credit hours to complete and includes curriculum development, clinical and classroom teaching strategies, evaluation principles, and teaching-learning processes. Full-time and part-time options are available for this track.

BSN to Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL)

This track takes two years of full-time study to complete. It consists of 42 credit hours that include clinical and didactic courses, practice immersion, and scholarly and leadership activities. It also includes 420 hours of clinical and laboratory experience.

Graduate-Entry Clinical Nurse Leader (formerly GEMINI)

Students who take this program will be prepared to become registered nurses in the healthcare field. This program is especially designed for students who already have bachelor’s degrees but aren’t registered nurses yet. It includes theory classes and clinical experiences at various healthcare facilities and takes two full-time years to complete, consisting of 66 credit hours and includes 750 hours of clinical experience.

To apply, students will need to have a baccalaureate, a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, and a minimum grade of B in all of the prerequisite courses. They will also have to submit a personal statement, a valid resume, two recommendation letters and their official transcripts.

Graduates will be allowed to sit for the National Council Licensing Exam-Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN) and apply for an RN license. They will also have the chance to pursue certificates to enter advanced nursing roles as clinical nurse specialists or nurse practitioners, or pursue advanced nursing degrees.

Doctoral Programs

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

This program has been around since 2007 and works with Wright State University to give students the chance to reach the top levels of clinical experience in the healthcare environment. Students have the option to take this program online or part-time, as well. This campus based/online DNP program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

To apply, students will need to have an MSN, a valid national board certification in advanced clinical practice, a valid RN license and a minimum GPA of 3.3. They will also need to submit their official college transcripts, a personal statement, a valid resume and three recommendation letters.

Graduate Certificate Programs

These programs exist for students who have MSNs but wish to gain specialized knowledge for certification.

To apply, students will need to have an MSN and a valid RN license in Ohio. They will also need to submit their official transcripts, a valid resume and two recommendation letters.

Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-C)

This program takes four part-time semesters of 25 credit hours to complete. It includes 600 hours of clinical and laboratory experiences. Graduates will be allowed to sit for the national FNP certification examinations.

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP-C)

This program takes 21 credit hours to complete. It includes 500 hours of clinical and laboratory experiences. Graduates will be allowed to sit for the national PNP certification examinations.

Nursing Education Certificate

Graduates will be awarded a certificate of completion that allows them to work as educators in various healthcare settings. This program takes 11 credit hours to complete.

Continuing Nursing Education

UT has a Center for Continuing Nursing Education that fulfills the continuing nursing education contact hours requirements of practicing nurses.  The delivery of these continuing education (CE) programs includes campus based and online classes.  Courses vary and may include topics that cover nursing research, nursing pharmacology and ethics.

Contact:
University of Toledo
2801 W. Bancroft St.,
Toledo, OH 43606

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