At Kent State University College of Nursing, our history is one of excellence, innovation, and breaking boundaries. Since our founding in 1967, as the Kent State School of Nursing, we’ve built a great legacy of preparing some of the most highly-skilled professional nurses around.

Fewer than 70 nursing students from two area hospitals joined our program back then. Today, we’re one of the largest nursing programs in the nation with more than 12,000 alumni worldwide. Even with such tremendous growth, the qualities that originally brought us together are still shaping who we are and where we will go. Whoever you are, wherever you are, we thank you for being a part of our 50-year legacy.

Thank you for celebrating the 50th anniversary with us throughout 2017. Relive the experience by exploring stories recapping the 50th anniversary events.

A Kent State nursing student practices putting an oxygen mask on a patient simulator


As we live longer thanks to advancements in health care, we are also living with more chronic conditions requiring advanced nursing care. These new challenges in the healthcare industry will require more from our professional nurses.

Your gift can play an active role in enhancing the education of our future nurses. Your generous gift will make a lasting impact on the college and is an investment to future generations of nurses and to nursing science.

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