A Message from Dean Broome

Dr. Barbara Broome, Dean of Kent State's College of NursingWelcome to Kent State University College of Nursing

The College of Nursing at Kent State University has a special place in my heart. As a two-time alumna of this great institution, I know first-hand the exceptional nursing education our students receive. We’re proud to have graduated more than 40% of the nursing workforce in Northeast Ohio and to know our graduates are highly sought after nursing professionals.

As a home to some of the greatest leaders in the nursing profession and one of the largest nursing programs in the country, we pride ourselves on giving students the individualized attention they deserve. With an average undergraduate student to faculty clinical ratio of 8:1, our nursing students experience individualized attention while enjoying the benefits of a large research institution with expert faculty.

Our undergraduate and practice-based graduate students have the opportunity to study and work in a variety of clinical environments, from small community-based clinics to large, world-renowned hospitals. In addition, our state-of-the art simulation lab is an important part of our curriculum, and helps prepare students to meet the challenges they will encounter as nursing professionals.

The Center for Nursing Research is where our research faculty work closely with graduate students, both in the U.S. and in collaboration with universities abroad, to help develop breakthroughs in nursing science. As just one example, our innovative research in orthopaedics and self-care has been recognized internationally.

I would like to invite you to learn more about nursing as a career at our Why Nursing? page. If you need information on how to become a nurse, or if you’re a nurse interested in expanding  your nursing career, we have created a resource for you on our What Degree Should I Get? page.

The knowledgeable Academic Advisers in our Office of Student Services are here to answer all of your questions. They can be reached by calling (330) 672-7911 or by email on our Contact Us page.

Thank you for considering Kent State’s College of Nursing programs for your nursing education. We look forward to helping you achieve your professional nursing career goals.

Barbara Broome, Ph.D, RN, FAAN
Dean, Henderson Memorial Endowed Chair
College of Nursing