At Kent State’s College of Nursing, you’ll find one of the largest and most comprehensive nursing programs in the country. Our dedicated faculty and staff are committed to helping each student achieve his or her professional nursing career goals. The College offers nursing students small clinical class sizes with an average undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio of 8:1.

You’ll choose from a wide range of flexible and affordable degree programs, from Associate Degree through PhD and DNP. So, if you’ve just graduated high school, are thinking of changing careers, or want to do more with your nursing degree, we have the nursing program for you.

Work closely with our expert faculty and train using today’s latest technology in our Simulation Lab. With a stimulating curriculum, extraordinary research opportunities, effective clinicals in top local and regional hospitals and health care facilities, as well as an exceptional study abroad program, it’s no wonder we graduate more than 40% of the nursing workforce in Northeast Ohio.

A Program That's Right for You!

Kent State offers nursing degrees from the ADN to the DNP & Ph.D.

We offer the Associate's degree, Bachelor's degree, Accelerated BSN, and RN-to-BSN (100% online or in class). We also offer Master's degrees in advanced practice, nursing education, and healthcare management. Our doctoral degrees include the Doctor of Nursing Practice and the Ph.D.

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Research that advances nursing

Kent State's nurse research advances the science of nursing

The Center for Nursing Research is dedicated to mentoring nurse researchers and securing grants for their research. Our faculty & student researchers create innovative research that advances nursing science. We have secured grants through the NIH, CDC, HHS, and RWJF.

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Why Kent State University?

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Kent State is a global leader in excellence. We are home to some of the nation's top academic programs, and are ranked among the nation’s top 74 public high-research universities. Kent has a small town feel with big city amenities.

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Over 11,000 Proud & Successful Alumni

Graduates are honored at our Convocation pinning ceremony

Being a Kent State nurse means being a member of a lifelong community. All across the world, discovering a fellow graduate brings an instant connection and understanding. Read how our alumni are impacting the world: Alumni Success Stories

Alumni, Friends, and Giving

  • Kent State's College of Nursing is Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • Kent State University College of Nursing is a National League for Nursing Center of Excellence in Nursing Education
  • The College of Nursing was the 2012 Recipient of the Innovations in Professional Nursing Education Award by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)
  • The College of Nursing was the recipient of the 2011 Innovation Award by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF).