The Kent State University College of Nursing provides a course of study at the baccalaureate, masterâ€™s and doctoral level. After completion of the required course of study in the arts and sciences and professional nursing, graduates receive the degree of Bachelor of Science in Nursing and are eligible to apply to take the state licensing examination to become professional registered nurses. Additional successful study leads to the degree of Master of Science in Nursing with clinical focus in acute care, adult, family, geriatric, healthcare management, pediatric, psychiatric mental health or women's health, and role-function options in administration, education, clinical specialization or nurse practitioner. An accelerated combined Bachelor of Science/Master of Science in Nursing allows qualified undergraduate students to substitute selected masterâ€™s core courses after completing 60 semester hours.
The baccalaureate and masterâ€™s programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. The baccalaureate nursing program is approved by the state of Ohio Board of Nursing.
EXPENSES AND FINANCIAL AID
In addition to the regular university expenses, estimated undergraduate nursing school costs for the four years may approximate $2500 or more. (Examples of the expenses included are the state licensure application fee, NCLEX-CAT fee, College of Nursing pin, pictures and fingerprinting for licensure, level testing and the NCLEX-CAT review, criminal background checks and course fees.) In addition to the regular university financial aid, nursing students are eligible for financial assistance, exclusively for nursing students.
Federal traineeships for full- and part-time graduate students may be available for financial assistance on an annual basis subject to the amount of federal funds granted to the college. University graduate assistantships and fellowships are also available for students who apply and qualify. Other sources of financial aid are described elsewhere in this Catalog.