College of Nursing

At Kent State College of Nursing, our students are expertly trained to become compassionate caregivers and excellent clinicians. Our comprehensive curriculum, leading edge simulation technology, and valuable clinical experiences with more than 350 clinical partners have produced nurse graduates who are in high demand, with most having jobs upon graduation. In fact, more than 40% of the nursing workforce in Northeast Ohio are Kent State College of Nursing graduates. We offer a wide-range of nursing programs to meet the career goals of our students and the growing demand for professionally trained nurses.
Average Undergraduate Student-to-Faculty Clinical Ratio
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Job Placement Rate Within 6 Months of Graduation

Answer your calling. Be a nurse.

Kent State offers nursing programs for everyone, from ADN to Ph.D.

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Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN)

Two-year pre-licensure program offered at Kent State regional campuses.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

Four-year pre-licensure program offered at 5 Kent State campuses.

Accelerated/Second Degree BSN

For those who already have a bachelor's degree to complete the BSN in 15 months.

BSN for Registered Nurses (RN-to-BSN)

100% online for RNs who have an associate degree or diploma to complete their BSN.

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

For nurses who want to enter advanced practice, education, and management roles.

Post-Master's Certificates

Certificates for graduate-prepared nurses to enter a new specialty.

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

The terminal degree for nurses who want to become expert clinicians.

Ph.D. in Nursing

The terminal degree for nurses who want to become nurse scientists.

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The baccalaureate degree in nursing, master’s degree in nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice at Kent State University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (