What will I learn?

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program at The University of Toledo (UToledo) is designed to take BSN prepared nurses to the highest level of clinical practice in order to meet the increasing complexities and challenges of the nation’s healthcare environment. As a DNP student at The University of Toledo, you will learn how to:

Translate and implement nursing research into evidence based practice to provide the best possible healthcare outcomes
Work as an advanced practice nurse in a variety of community and hospital-based practice settings
Develop the leadership and organizational expertise to effectively enact the policies and procedures necessary to meet the dynamic state of healthcare delivery
Identify approaches for quality management and performance improvement within health care organizations

The DNP curriculum includes theoretical and clinical courses to prepare students to lead and develop innovative health care delivery in a variety of health care settings. In accordance with AACN specifications for 1000 academically supervised post-BSN clinical hours to earn a DNP degree, 1030 - 1170 hours of academically supervised advanced clinical practice are included in the program.

Learning Outcomes

• Synthesize knowledge derived from a scientific foundation in order to demonstrate expertise in advanced clinical nursing practice to improve delivery of care.
• Demonstrate continuous quality improvement in patient care situations while providing leadership in clinical decision-making through use of information systems and technology for the improvement and transformation of healthcare.
• Use clinical scholarship and analytical methods to implement safe, quality improvement in administration of patient care.
• Encourage interprofessional collaboration and teamwork to enhance and improve population health outcomes.
• Engage in influencing the development and implementation of health policy that provides an interface between practice, research, and policy development.


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Which department am I in?

College of Nursing

Study options

Full Time (10 terms)

Tuition fees
US$14,621.88 per year
Tuition fee is for Fall & Spring (plateau 12-15 hours); For summer fee (plateau 9-11 hours): USD $10,966.41.
Application deadline

30 April 2022

Start date

30 August 2022


University of Toledo

2801 West Bancroft Street,



43606, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3 and minimum prerequisite GPA of 3.0.

For international students

  • Baccalaureate in nursing (B.S.N.) from an accredited college/university that is accredited by a nationally recognized body for nursing education accreditation is required for applicants to the B.S.N.-D.N.P. and M.S.N. programs (Graduate-Entry M.S.N. Not Applicable).
  • 3.0 higher ed. GPA (unadjusted by grade deletion).

English Language Proficiency: TOEFL PBT - 550, TOEFL IBT equal to 80 or above, IELTS equal to 6.5 or above, PTE equal to 58 or above, Duolingo equal to 105 or above. Application Deadline: Fall - April 30.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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