Nursing (BSN) | Kent State University

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

Are you interested in a career where you can make a difference in someone's life?  If so, you may be interested in exploring a career in nursing.  The Baccalaureate program in Nursing (BSN) is offered at the Kent State University Geauga Campus (Burton).  Admission to the BSN program is selective and requires completion of several prerequisites courses.  Students are encouraged to meet with an Academic Advisor to discuss the path to BSN eligibility.

Admission eligibility to the Professional Nursing Sequence is based on completion of prerequisite coursework and a minimum of 30 credit hours, cumulative grade point average (minimum 2.75), and grade point average in the required science courses (minimum 2.75).  The Geauga Campus BSN program begins during the fall semester with applications completed during the previous spring term.  All prerequisite coursework, must be complete by the end of the spring semester prior to planned admission in order to be eligible.

Nursing Major Requirements

  • Completion of high school math, biology, and chemistry
  • 2.7 overall high school GPA (on a 4.0 scale) and a minimum 22 ACT composite/1100 new SAT total score (1020 combined critical reading and mathematics score old SAT)

Applicants with lower ACT/SAT scores but higher GPAs may qualify. See the full admissions requirements for details.

Professional Nursing Sequence Requirements

  • 30 semester hours of college-level coursework, including in-progress
  • A 2.75 cumulative GPA
  • BSCI 21010 Anatomy & Physiology I and BSCI 21020 Anatomy & Physiology II
    • (Minimum "C" Grade) *
  • General Chemistry Elective (Select One, Minimum "C" Grade) *
    • CHEM 10050 Fundamentals of Chemistry
    • CHEM 10055 Molecules of Life
    • CHEM 10060 General Chemistry I
  • BSCI 20021 Basic Microbiology (Select One, Minimum "C" Grade) *
  • MATH 11009 Modeling Algebra or higher level mathematics (Minimum "C" Grade)

*All attempts at the required science courses will be considered when calculating the science GPA for admission to the BSN curriculum.

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