Kent State University College of Nursing | A Top Ohio Nursing School

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.
Average Undergraduate Student-to-Faculty Clinical Ratio
BSN Graduates Every Year
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)

2-year pre-licensure (RN) program offered at Kent State regional campuses.

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.

RN-to-BSN Online

100% online for registered nurses 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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Local Impact; Global Reach.

Students on the Geneva Study Abroad trip at the World Council of Churches.

A Ph.D. student’s thoughts on study abroad in Geneva

I never dreamed I would have an opportunity to walk through the United Nations’ headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, or attend the World Health Assembly. But those dreams became a reality in May 2017 when I had the privilege of attending the 70th World Health Assembly (WHA)... I was overwhelmed by the experiences I had as part of Kent State University College of Nursing’s Global Health Immersion course.

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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 (