Second Degree BSN & BSN Bridge Programs

Today’s nurses need a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) to stay prepared in the ever-changing health care field. That’s why Kent State offers flexible programs for Registered Nurses (RNs), Licensed Practice Nurses (LPNs), Allied Health professionals, and non-nurses who already have a bachelor’s degree, to earn a BSN.

Registered Nurses (RN to BSN)

Created specifically for RN's with a diploma or associate degree, Kent State's Nursing for Registered Nurses (RN to BSN) program will allow you to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in a 100% online format from one of the nation’s largest and most respected nursing programs.

This program is CCNE-accredited, available both part-time and full-time, and fast: it can be completed in as little as 12 months.

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Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN & Allied Health to BSN)
Physical Therapy Assistants, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Respiratory Therapists, Paramedics, Field/Combat Medics and Emergency Medical Technicians (LPN & Allied Health to BSN)

Kent State's LPN & Allied Health to BSN is a flexible Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) bridge program designed to meet the unique demands of Physical Therapy Assistants, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Respiratory Therapists, Paramedics, Field/Combat Medics and Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs).

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Non-Nurses (Second Degree BSN)

Kent State's Accelerated Second Degree BSN program, created for students who already hold a bachelor's degree, leads to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in as few as 15 months.

Kent State offers three Accelerated BSN cohort options to meet the needs of a wide range of students. Each cohort option is distinct with different start dates and duration.

Learn more about the Accelerated Second Degree BSN program