Kent State University
800 East Summit Street
Kent, Ohio 44242
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Nursing Programs OfferedAccelerated BSN Programs
Adult Health Nursing - Post-master's certificate
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing - Post-master's certificate
Public Health/Community Nursing - Master's degree
RN to BSN Programs
RN to BSN Program Details
The College of Nursing at Kent State University is pleased to offer registered nurses (RNs) a CCNE-accredited RN/BSN online degree program dedicated to the advancement of nursing and continued improvement in overall health care. If you are a registered nurse who wants to obtain a Bachelor’s of Science in nursing, Kent State’s College of Nursing can help you achieve your goals.
This innovative College of Nursing program teaches RNs about disease prevention and risk reduction. The robust curriculum develops nursing leaders who are equipped to influence the future of health care procedures and policy.
BSN Program Details
The Kent State University College of Nursing awarded its first Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees in 1971. The program continues to focus on excellence in teaching through class and clinical instruction, and its goal is to prepare graduates to meet the needs of a changing society and health care delivery system. Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program gain a solid theoretical knowledge base, a strong foundation in clinical skills, and important components of professional nursing. Graduates are prepared as contributing members of society and have the basis for graduate education. Each student's previous education and experience are evaluated to determine their placement in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program.
Non-registered nursing students must complete an established core of pre-nursing courses prior to formal admission to the nursing sequence. Please see our application process for specific details on how to qualify for the Bachelor of Science Nursing Program. Individual advising and program planning by persons experienced in student services is a key component of the success of all students in the program.
The first year of our Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program provides a beginning understanding of the profession and a theoretical basis for the nursing courses that will be taken in subsequent years. Experience is provided with individuals, families, and groups in a variety of clinical settings including primary health care, acute care, and long term care. Research, professionalism, critical thinking, and interpersonal skills are key concepts in the program. The four year Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program is also offered at the following regional campuses: Geauga, Salem, Stark, and Trumbull.
MSN Program Details
Masters of Science Program
Clinical Nurse Specialist
-Adult and Child/Adolescent Psychiatric/Mental Health
-Adult Psychiatric/Mental Health
Heath Care Management
-Health Care Management
-MSN/MBA Business Administration
-MSN/MPA Public Administration
Accelerated BSN Program Details
The accelerated nursing program for second degree students at the Kent State University College of Nursing is a rigorous academic program that requires demonstration of critical thinking, strong written and oral communications skills, and the time, support, and resources to commit to an intensive four semester full-time program. Those applying for admission to the Accelerated Nursing Program will be required to meet all admissions criteria for the generic nursing program and in addition must demonstrate critical thinking and communication skills. Extra weight will be given to applicants with class-related, extra-curricular, job-related, or volunteer experience working with individuals and/or groups in a helping setting.
Minimum admission criteria for the Accelerated Nursing Program are:
-Admission to Kent State University
-A baccalaureate degree (non-nursing)
-A 2.5 overall GPA in their most recent degree. Beginning with the Fall 2012 admission cycle, the minimum degree GPA will increase to 2.75.
-A 2.5 GPA in the following courses, or their equivalents. Beginning in Fall 2012 admission cycle, the minimum science GPA will increase to 2.75.:
-BSCI 20020, Structure and Function
-BSCI 20021, Microbiology
-CHEM 10050, Fundamentals of Chemistry
-CHEM 10052, Introduction to Organic Chemistry