College of Nursing Admissions

Begin your transformation. Become a Kent State nurse.

Congratulations on your decision to further your education. At Kent State, we offer nursing programs for everyone, including those who are just starting their higher education journey, those who have achieved advanced degrees, and everyone in-between. Discover your path to apply below.

  • New Freshmen Admission

    New Freshmen Admission

    With so many career options out there, it can be difficult to choose which path to follow. Today, professional nurses are in-demand and a nursing degree from Kent State can lead to a rewarding career with many exciting opportunities. Learn more about the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program and its admissions requirements.

  • Undergraduate Student Admission

    Undergraduate Student Admission

    At the undergraduate level, we offer the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. It has four paths to completion: a traditional 4-year sequence, an accelerated 15-month sequence (for second-degree students), an LPN to BSN bridge, and an RN to BSN bridge. Learn more about these programs and how to apply.

  • Graduate Student Admission

    Graduate Student Admission

    A graduate degree from Kent State can take you to the next step in your career. Explore the admissions process for each of our graduate programs.

  • International Student Admission

    International Student Admission

    Find out more information about applying for nursing programs at Kent State as an international student.

  • Transfer Student Admission

    Transfer Student Admission

    Thank you for considering transferring to Kent State! Learn about the transfer requirements and the application process.

  • Former Students: Reenrollment or Reinstatement

    Former Students: Reenrollment or Reinstatement

    If you have taken classes at Kent State University in the past, you might not need to apply for admission. Learn more about the reenrollment and reinstatement processes for nursing programs at Kent State.

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Why Nursing?

Professional nurses are in great demand. The nursing field is exciting and offers a variety of interesting challenges along the way. A career in nursing can consist of many components, including emotional support, leadership, physical strength, mental agility and a fast-paced, ever-changing work environment. Not only can nursing be very rewarding, it is one of the fastest-growing careers in one of the highest-paying fields today and for years to come.

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Why Kent State?

At Kent State, we have one of the largest nursing programs in the nation and one of the closest families in the world.

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Tuition & Costs

Paying for college is an important aspect of realizing your academic goals. Kent State's affordable tuition helps you keep costs low as you pursue your education. In addition, Kent State University is ranked as one of top public research universities in the United States. Kent State will provide a high-quality education at an affordable price.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Financial Aid & Scholarships

At Kent State University, we try to make the financial aid process as simple as possible. Our financial aid services and scholarship programs help a wide range of students make their dream of becoming a nursing professional affordable.