Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

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The College of Nursing’s BSN program develops professional nurses who are well-prepared to meet the challenges of today's health care needs.

Learning through a combination of classroom, laboratory, and supervised clinical setting instruction, Kent State nursing students graduate with a solid foundation of nursing knowledge.

As a BSN student at Kent State:

  • You’ll have access to an experienced undergraduate advisor to help you with class and program planning from beginning to graduation.
  • You’ll develop a strong foundation in your first year for the nursing courses that will be taken in subsequent years.
  • You'll have hands-on learning experiences in our skills laboratory and our state-of-the-art simulation laboratory.
  • You’ll gain real-world experience with individuals, families, and groups by working with preceptors in a variety of clinical agencies and affiliations throughout Northeast Ohio, including in acute care, community care, and long-term care settings.
  • You'll learn about professionalism in nursing, how to research and think critically, and you will gain interpersonal skills. 

Graduates of this program:

  • Meet educational eligibility requirements to take the registered nurse licensing examination (National Certification and Licensure Exam)
  • Acquire competencies based on professional standards to assume the role of the professional nurse and for career advancement, including graduate studies
  • Apply the nursing process in providing evidence-based, culturally sensitive care to promote health and adaptation of individuals, families, groups and communities.

Students without an RN license must complete an established core of pre-nursing courses prior to formal admission to the nursing sequence (if you do have a RN license, learn more about our BSN for Registered Nurses concentration). See our application process for specific details on how to qualify for the Bachelor of Science Nursing Program.