Post Baccalaureate (B.S.N.) to Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.)

Doctoral of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.)

Details about the program:

  • Time to Completion: 72-74 Credits (program length varies)
  • Full or Part-time Completion Options
  • Asynchronous Class Instruction
  • 100% Online

The online doctor of nursing practice (D.N.P.) degree at The University of Toledo is designed to take B.S.N. prepared nurses to the highest level of clinical practice. The program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

The D.N.P. curriculum includes theoretical and clinical courses to prepare students to lead and develop innovative healthcare delivery in a variety of healthcare settings.

As a D.N.P. 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 healthcare organizations.

We offer two options to earn your B.S.N. to D.N.P.

      • The B.S.N. to D.N.P. nurse practitioner track is for the bachelor’s-prepared nurse who desires to complete the D.N.P. and become an advanced practice nurse. Nurse practitioner tracks include:
          • Family Nurse Practitioner
          • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
      • The B.S.N. to D.N.P. nurse executive track is designed to take the bachelor’s-prepared nurse to the highest level of nursing leadership.

Research Opportunities

D.N.P. students must complete an evidenced-based practice project that addresses a contemporary healthcare need. They are mentored by UToledo College of Nursing faculty and community members.

Our experienced faculty has received awards in leadership, health promotion, management of chronic health conditions, and more. 

They have a broad range of clinical expertise and scholarly interests, including:

      • Cardiovascular disease
      • Holistic nursing
      • Opioid use disorder
      • Mental health
      • Interprofessional health team management

Admission Requirements


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