Admission Requirements

Post-Baccalaureate to DNP (Doctor of NUrsing Practice)

To be eligible for admission, applicants must have:

  1. Baccalaureate in Nursing (BSN) from an accredited college/university that is accredited by a nationally recognized body for nursing education accreditation.
  2. Higher ed. grade point average of 3.0 in undergraduate coursework. (All courses taken at all higher ed. institutions, unadjusted for grade deletion, are used in the calculation.)
  3. Official transcripts from all academic institutions attended submitted through NursingCAS.
  4. Active, unrestricted, unencumbered RN license with eligibility to obtain Ohio RN licensure.
  5. Personal statement which includes the following:
    1. congruence of professional career goals with outcomes of the DNP program
    2. rationale to pursue DNP education
    3. description of abilities to achieve the outcomes of the program
    4. discussion of clinical area of interest
    5. identification of anticipated challenges in meeting the outcomes of the program and how these challenges will be met
  6. Undergraduate statistics course recommended but not required.
  7. Current resume or curriculum vitae (CV).
  8. Three recommendations from professional sources.
  9. Interview
  10. Students accepting admission are required to authorize The University of Toledo to obtain criminal record checks (i.e., BCII and FBI) and are responsible for fingerprinting expenses. Students must declare and document misdemeanor and/or felony offenses that occur prior to admission to the nursing program and/or during program progression. In compliance with Ohio Revised Code 4723-7 convictions will result in denial of admission to the program or dismissal after matriculation.
  11. The TOEFL1 is required for all applicants whose native language is not English based on the requirements of the UT College of Graduate Studies. Official results are to be sent to institutional code 18451

Additional admission requirements for Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Track:

  1. BSN applicant: minimum one year of full-time current work experience as a licensed RN in an acute care and/or critical care setting.

Post-Master's DNP (Doctor of NUrsing Practice)

To be eligible for admission, applicants must have:

  1. Master's of Science in Nursing (MSN) from an accredited college/university that is accredited by a nationally recognized body for nursing education accreditation.
  2. Higher ed. grade point average of 3.0 in graduate coursework. (All graduate courses taken at all higher ed. institutions, unadjusted for grade deletion, are used in the calculation.)
  3. Official transcripts from all academic institutions attended submitted through NursingCAS.
  4. Leadership applicants must hold an active, unrestricted, unencumbered RN license where the student plans to conduct clinical experiences.
  5. Direct Care applicants should hold appropriate APRN credentials for the state where student plans to conduct clinical experiences.
  6. Personal statement which should include the following:
    1. congruence of professional career goals with outcomes of the DNP program
    2. rationale to pursue DNP education
    3. description of abilities to achieve the outcomes of the program
    4. discussion of clinical area of interest
    5. identification of anticipated challenges in meeting the outcomes of the program; and
    6. how these challenges will be met.
  7. Current resume or curriculum vitae (CV).
  8. Advanced Pathophysiology, Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics, Advanced Health Assessment (or their equivalent) are prerequisite to admission in all Post Master's tracks with the exception of the Post Master's - DNP - NP track.
  9. Documentation of graduate level supervised clinical hours.
  10. Three recommendations from professional sources.
  11. Interview.
  12. Students are required to authorize The University of Toledo to obtain criminal record checks (i.e. BCII & FBI) and are responsible for fingerprinting expenses. Students must declare and document misdemeanor and/or felony offenses that occur prior to admission to the nursing program and/or during program progression. In compliance with Ohio Revised Code 4723-7, convictions will result in denial of admission to the program or dismissal after matriculation.

Master of Science in Nursing Degree:

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
To be eligible for admission, applicants must have:
  1. Baccalaureate in nursing (BSN) from an accredited college/university that is accredited by a nationally recognized body for nursing education accreditation.
  2. Higher ed. grade point average of 3.0 in undergraduate coursework. (All courses taken at all higher ed. institutions, unadjusted for grade deletion, are used in the calculation.)
  3. Official transcripts from all academic institutions attended, one of which must state the baccalaureate earned.
  4. Active, unrestricted, unencumbered, Ohio RN License.
  5. Completion of an undergraduate statistics course recommended.
  6. Computer competency that includes word processing skills and ability to communicate electronically.
  7. Personal statement describing career goals, future plans for employment, and expectations for graduate study.
  8. Current resume or curriculum vitae (CV).
  9. Three recommendations completed by professional sources (Master's in Nursing preferred).
  10. TOEFL1 is required for international applicants.
  11. An interview, if requested.
  12. Students are required to authorize The University of Toledo to obtain criminal record checks (i.e. BCII & FBI) and are responsible for fingerprinting expenses. Students must declare and document misdemeanor and/or felony offenses that occur prior to admission to the nursing program and/or during program progression. In compliance with Ohio Revised Code 4723-7, convictions will result in denial of admission to the program or dismissal after matriculation.

Additional admission requirements for Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Track:

  1. BSN applicant: minimum one year of full-time current work experience as a licensed RN in an acute care and/or critical care setting, interview required upon request.

Graduate Entry MASTER OF SCIENCE IN NURSING DEGREE 

To be eligible for admission, applicants must have:

  1. Baccalaureate from an accredited college/university.
  2. Higher ed. grade point average of 3.0 in undergraduate coursework or earned Master's with a 3.0. (All courses taken at all higher ed. institutions, unadjusted for grade deletion, are used in the calculation.)
  3. Official transcripts from all academic institutions attended, one of which must state the baccalaureate earned.
  4. Completion of six semester credits of Human Anatomy and Physiology with a grade of "B" or higher.
  5. Completion of three semester credits of psychology.
  6. Completion of three semester credits of social science.
  7. Personal statement describing career goals, future plans for employment, and expectations for graduate study.
  8. Current resume or curriculum vitae (CV).
  9. Three recommendations completed by professional sources.
  10. TOEFL1 is required for international applicants. Must be taken within the past 2 years.
  11. An interview, if requested.
  12. Students are required to authorize The University of Toledo to obtain criminal record checks (i.e. BCII & FBI) and are responsible for fingerprinting expenses. Students must declare and document misdemeanor and/or felony offenses that occur prior to admission to the nursing program and/or during program progression. In compliance with Ohio Revised Code 4723-7, convictions will result in denial of admission to the program or dismissal after matriculation.
  13. Students are admitted to the master of science in nursing graduate-entry MSN track in the fall and proceed in a cohort for five consecutive semesters. This track is only offered full-time.

Graduate Certificate

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
To be eligible for admission, applicants must have:
  1. Earned Master of Science in Nursing degree or Doctor of Nursing practice from an accredited college/university that is accredited by a nationally recognized body for nursing education accreditation.
  2. Higher ed. grade point average of 3.0 in graduate coursework. (All graduate courses taken at all higher ed. institutions, unadjusted for grade deletion, are used in the calculation.)
  3. Active, unrestricted, unencumbered, Ohio RN License.
  4. Current resume or curriculum vitae (CV).
  5. Three recommendations completed by professional sources (Graduate-level nursing preferred).
  6. Official transcripts of all previous graduate coursework.
  7. Transcripts must indicate completion at graduate level advanced pathophysiology, advanced pharmacology, and advanced health assessment with a grade of B or higher in each course.
  8. Interview, if requested.
  9. Students are required to authorize The University of Toledo to obtain criminal record checks ( i.e. BCII & FBI) and are responsible for fingerprinting expenses. Students must declare and document misdemeanor and/or felony offenses that occur prior to admission to the nursing program and/or during program progression. In compliance with Ohio Revised Code 4723-7, convictions will result in denial of admission to the program or dismissal after matriculation.
  10. TOEFL1 is required for international applicants.

Additional admission requirements for Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Track:

  1. Graduate-Entry (MSN) applicant: minimum one year of full-time current work experience as a licensed RN in an acute care and/or critical care setting, interview required upon request.
  2. APRN applicant: minimum one year of full-time work experience in an acute care and/or critical care setting within the last five years is recommended, interview required upon request.