College of Nursing

Congratulations, 2020 Graduates

We’re proud to celebrate the 205 graduating students from the College of Nursing at The University of Toledo’s Fall 2020 Commencement. Congratulations on your achievements and go Rockets!

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Student Success

We are dedicated to seeing our students succeed and go on to graduate! We are committed to giving you the support you need to do so, especially during these uncertain times.?Learn more.


Marty Sexton
COVID-19 College Advocate

Meet Dr. Marty Sexton, your CON COVID-19 Advocate. She is your resource for any questions or concerns you have about COVID-19. She can be reached via email or phone at?419.383.5820.



Leading the Region in Nursing Education

Expert faculty guidance, cutting-edge curricula, advanced clinical simulations and a patient-centered philosophy are key to student success. At the UToledo College of Nursing, we prepare nurses to lead in the modern healthcare field and make an impact in their communities. Whether attending our 100% online?RN-B.S.N. program or studying for a B.S.N., M.S.N., D.N.P. or graduate certificate, our students gain critical experience and exposure. Together, we’re improving health care in the region and the world.


With a cutting-edge, advanced interprofessional clinical simulation center, we know practice makes perfect. Students in our programs thrive on exposure; they’re more prepared because of it. Our 15,000-square-foot Lloyd A. Jacobs?Interprofessional Immersive Simulation Center?(IISC) boasts everything from virtual reality medical visualization to advanced surgical simulation suites. Students learn in a protected space with real-time faculty feedback.


We’re proud to be a regional leader in nursing education — established nearly 50 years ago and continuing to advance the field to this day. Our dedicated faculty and professional partnerships help make this success possible.?Experienced faculty?connect with nursing students, giving ongoing support as they transition into careers. Regional health care partners, including?The University of Toledo Medical Center?and?ProMedica, provide clinical and career opportunities to our students and graduates. Each experience and partnership provides valuable real-world opportunities.

Nursing students practicing in a hospital

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 Anthony Gennings

’21, Bachelor of Science in Nursing

"When I came to The University of Toledo, I felt that there is plenty of room to thrive. I wanted to be a student trustee because I love to advocate for students. Also, I want to be able to impact future UToledo students positively."

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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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UToledo’s College of Nursing will offer?direct admission?into the competitive program of Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Requirements include: 3.6 GPA and 23 ACT/1130 SAT, 3.8 GPA for test-optional applicants. Students will then need to maintain a 3.5 higher education GPA (once at UToledo) in order to maintain their guaranteed seat in the program.?

All students are admitted into the pre-nursing BSN curriculum with: 2.75 GPA and 19 ACT/990 SAT and above, 3.0 GPA for test optional applicants. Upon completion of the pre-nursing curriculum, there is a competitive admission process for the professional sequence.?

Students not meeting the above requirements will be admitted to the Department of Exploratory Studies.

Want to start a career in nursing?

We offer two pre-licensure programs.

Learn how to apply


We offer Ohio's First Competency-Based RN-B.S.N. program

100% online RN-B.S.N. program a flexible plan of study designed with the working professional in mind. Earn your B.S.N. in one year.

  • Ohio’s first online RN-B.S.N. program to receive Quality Matters certification for its online courses and faculty
  • Available in a new, innovative, self-paced Competency-Based Education (CBE) program

Ready for advanced practice?

UToledo is the leader in advanced practice nursing in northwest Ohio. We offer graduate certificates, M.S.N. and D.N.P. degrees in a number of practice areas, including:

  • Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Learn how to apply and learn?about graduate funding!

Professional Licensure Information

The University of Toledo (UToledo) programs leading to licensure and/or advanced practice certification/endorsement, whether delivered online or face-to-face, satisfy the academic requirements for those credentials set forth?by the State of Ohio.

Requirements for licensure and/or advanced practice certification/endorsement eligibility vary from one profession to another and from state to state.?

For students who wish to practice in a state other than Ohio, please contact the program director/advisor?to discuss if you will need to satisfy additional requirements in that state. The following?national site?contains state board directories.

CCNE Accreditation?


The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master's degree program in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice program and post-graduate APRN certificate program at the University of Toledo is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at the University of Toledo Consortium?(Consortium of the University of Toledo and Bowling Green State University) is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Last Updated: 12/17/20