Advanced Nursing Degrees (MSN & DNP)

Move forward in your career in an advanced nursing role, such as clinical nurse specialist (CNS), nurse administrator & leader, nurse educator, or nurse practitioner (NP). Our flexible programs include many online courses and can be completed full or part-time. Some are 100% online and can be done remotely by nurses living in any eligible state.

Clinical Nurse Specialist (Adult-Gerontology) [MSN or DNP]

Clinical Nurse Specialists play an essential role in healthcare settings. They advocate for patients and their families, lead interdisciplinary healthcare teams to promote patient and organizational outcomes, and influence policy both within their organizations and the healthcare system. 

Kent State's 100% online Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist (AGCNS) concentration will prepare you to provide advanced nursing care to patients from young adulthood through old age to death.

Learn more about the Adult-Gerontology CNS program

Nursing Administration & Health Systems Leadership [MSN]

Kent State's Nursing Administration & Health Systems Leadership concentration will prepare you for mid- to upper-level management, administrative, and leadership positions in a variety of healthcare settings.

This 100% online concentration integrates management and nursing knowledge for students to develop skills and competencies in management, health care leadership, and advanced nursing. Practicum experiences pair students with healthcare administrators, managers, and executives from top organizations in the region for mentoring and development.

Learn more about the master's degree in Nursing Administration

Nurse Educator [MSN]

Kent State's 100% online Nurse Educator concentration gives students advanced nursing knowledge in curriculum development, instruction and evaluation for traditional and online learning in both academic and staff development settings. Emphasis is placed on the application of educational theories and principles in curriculum development and evaluation and acquisition of skills in role development as a nurse educator.

Learn more about the MSN in Nursing Education

Nurse Practitioner [MSN or DNP]

Nurse Practitioners (NPs) provide advanced nursing care for patients in a variety of settings. While each specialization has a unique practice focus, in general an NPs responsibilities include health promotion, risk reduction, illness prevention, and management of acute and/or chronic illnesses.

Kent State offers 6 advanced practice Nurse Practitioner concentrations:

Learn more about Kent State's Nurse Practitioner programs