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Welcome Association of Black Nursing Faculty conference attendees!

If you are considering earning your DNP or Ph.D., here are five reasons why you should consider Kent State:

  1. Kent State University is one of 76 public higher-research universities, as categorized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, and is ranked in the first-tier list of Best National Universities by U.S. News & World Report.
  2. Our partnerships with top research hospitals and a wide variety of healthcare facilities grant unparalleled access to unique and diverse populations.
  3. We offer many unique opportunities to conduct your thesis or scholarly project with the guidance of faculty who are leaders in their specialties.
  4. We are committed to diversity in nursing and in higher education. Kent State is a multi-time recipient of the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award.
  5. Kent State averaged $26 million annually in extramural research funding over the past five years.
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Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

The DNP is the terminal degree for nurses who want to advance their knowledge of nursing practice and gain exceptional leadership and technology skills. Kent State offers two pathways to the Doctor of Nursing Practice:

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Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (Ph.D.)

The Ph.D. in Nursing, offered jointly between Kent State University and The University of Akron, prepares nurse scientists to develop methods to advance health, health care, and the nursing profession.

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Employment Opportunities

As a non-medical center with collaborative laboratories with multiple world-class medical institutions, we have a strong interdisciplinary foundation in healthcare and healthcare delivery research, informatics, communication and public health. Learn about current open positions.