About the College of Nursing

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Kent State’s College of Nursing is one of the largest and most comprehensive nursing programs in the country. We offer a wide range of flexible and affordable degree programs, from an associate degree to a Ph.D.

Founded in 1967, the College of Nursing has graduated more than 40% of the nursing workforce in Northeast Ohio. Many of our nursing alumni have gone on to become known globally as leaders in nursing and healthcare.

The College of Nursing teams up with more than 350 clinical partners to provide our students in all concentrations with real-life experiences in various types of clinical settings.

Our mission is to discover, create, apply and share nursing knowledge, as well as to foster ethical and humanitarian values in addressing health care needs of Ohio and the global community. We apply professional nursing standards and competencies across a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs to prepare students to reach their full potential.

The baccalaureate degree in nursing, master’s degree in nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice at Kent State University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation).

The associate program in nursing at Kent State University is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia 30326. (404) 975-5000.

We are a designated as a National League for Nursing (NLN) Center of Excellence in Nursing Education (2013-2017). We are the recipients of:

  • The 2012 Innovations in Professional Nursing Education Award by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)
  • The 2011 Innovation Award by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF).

  • 2011 Innovation Award Recipient