College of Nursing

At Kent State College of Nursing, our students are expertly prepared 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 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 accredited nursing programs to meet the career goals of our students and the growing demand for professionally educated nurses.
8:1
Average Undergraduate Student-to-Faculty Clinical Ratio
400+
BSN Graduates Every Year
99.6%
Job Placement Rate Within 6 Months of Graduation

Answer your calling. Be a nurse.

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

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Undergraduate Programs

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

4-year pre-licensure (RN) program offered at 5 Kent State campuses.

Accelerated Second Degree BSN

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

LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program

A flexible BSN sequence designed to meet the unique demands of working licensed practical nurses (LPNs).

RN-to-BSN Online

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

Graduate Programs

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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NLN Center of Excellence in Nursing Education, 2013-2022
 
 
 
The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master’s degree program in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice program, and post-graduate APRN certificate program at Kent State University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.