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 Ratio
BSN Graduates Every Year
Job Placement Rate Within 6 Months of Graduation

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Nursing Research

Innovative Research

The Center for Nursing Research provides a supportive research environment for faculty and students to advance scientific knowledge, engage in research internationally and develop and recognize nurse researchers. Faculty work closely with students conducting innovative research which focuses on improving outcomes for patients of all ages, gender identities, states of mental health, nations, and religions.

Nursing Students in Class

Challenging Curriculum

Nursing is an exciting profession with many career pathways and possibilities. At Kent State, we offer a wide-range of nursing programs – from the associate and bachelor’s degrees to the DNP and Ph.D. The challenging curriculum, latest technology in simulation, and experienced faculty prepare students to reach their full potential as expert clinicians, nurse scientists, and healthcare leaders.

Nurse giving care to community

Community Driven

Faculty, staff and students work to improve healthcare at home and in communities far beyond our campuses. Study abroad programs enable our students to travel to Switzerland, Northern Ireland and Italy to explore health concerns, policies, and challenges of global importance. This cultural immersion gives our students a global perspective and helps them become culturally sensitive to better care for an increasingly diverse patient population.

Alumni Feature

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Karen Bankston, Ph.D., MSN, FACHE, associate dean for clinical practice, partnership and community engagement at the University of Cincinnati College of Nursing, is a two-time alumna of Kent State College of Nursing. She recently shared her nursing experience with us and provided some words of encouragement for the next generation of nurses.

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Accolades & Accreditation

Military Friendly School 2016
CCNE Accredited
NLN Center of Excellence in Nursing Education 2013-2017

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 (