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University of Toledo – Online Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Program Overview

According to the University of Toledo:

“The post master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice program at The University of Toledo is designed to take advanced practice nurses and nurse leaders to the highest level of clinical practice in order to meet the increasing complexities and challenges of the nation’s healthcare environment. The degree is designed to meet the increased complexities and demands of today’s healthcare environment by elevating the clinical practice of nationally certified advanced practice nurses and nurse administrators.”

At a Glance


Total credit hours

36 credit hours

Tuition per credit                 

Tuition and fees


The Doctor of Nursing Practice and post-graduate APRN certificate programs at The University of Toledo College of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).



Time to complete

Three years (FT)/five years (PT)

Admission requirements

According to the University of Toledo, to be eligible for admission to the FNP program, applicants must fulfill the following requirements:

  • MSN/MS (Nursing) in nursing from a CCNE or NLNAC accredited program.
  • Minimum grade point average of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale from master’s degree.
  • Official transcripts from all previous academic institutions attended are submitted through Nursing CAS.
  • Personal statement describing career goals, applied research interest, and expectations for doctoral study.
  • Current resume or CV, listing current state and/or territory RN license number.
  • Three recommendations from professional sources (one from faculty in major area of concentration from master’s program). To be submitted electronically on your behalf via the “References” section of NursingCAS.
  • Active, unrestricted, unencumbered RN license from the state where student plans to conduct clinical experiences.
  • Direct Care applicants should hold appropriate APRN credentials for the state where the student plans to conduct clinical experience (COA or national certification).
  • Documentation of graduate level supervised clinical hours: DNP Validation of Supervised Clinical Practice

Students accepting admission to the College of Nursing 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 conviction will result in denial of admission to the program or dismissal after matriculation.