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Nurse Practitioner Program

Kent State's Nurse Practitioner program can prepare you to provide excellent care by assisting with health promotion, risk reduction, illness prevention, and management of acute and chronic illnesses, in a variety of top clinical settings and among numerous patient populations.

We offer 6 advanced practice Nurse Practitioner concentrations, including Adult-Gerontology Acute Care, Adult-Gerontology Primary Care, Family, Pediatric Primary Care, Psychiatric Mental Health, and Women's Health. Through this unique program, you will receive mentorship and advising from our expert faculty and can gain the competencies necessary to excel in today's increasingly complex healthcare environment.

On top of that, our NP program is flexible.

  • Complete your degree on your time: The NP program can be completed in as little as (2) years by attending full-time and many part-time options are also available.
  • Customize your academic plan: Our expert advisors will work with you to develop a program plan that fits around your schedule.
  • Choose your track: You can choose to complete just your Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) or dual-enroll in the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program to earn both degrees!

Take a look at our concentrations below to see why our NP program might be right for you!

Adult/Gerontology Acute Care NP MSN Concentration

Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

The Adult/Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner concentration prepares students to provide advanced acute and chronic comprehensive care to adults throughout their lives. You will learn a wide variety of procedures and gain experience in moderate to high-acuity clinical settings where patient care requirements include complex monitoring and therapies. 

An Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner takes a geriatric patient's blood pressure

Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

The Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner concentration prepares students to give broad, comprehensive care within legal parameters to adults across the life span in ambulatory settings. You will complete your clinical experiences in a variety of ambulatory settings and specialty clinics.

Advance Practice Registered Nurse: Nurse Practitioner Family

Family Nurse Practitioner

The Family Nurse Practitioner concentration prepares students with important skills in the areas of health promotion, risk detection, illness prevention, and management of acute and chronic illnesses. You’ll learn primary care and clinical judgment skills working with faculty and clinical preceptors in a variety of ambulatory care settings and specialty clinics.

An advanced practice nurse examines a young child

Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

The Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner concentration trains students to serve children within the context of their families and provide individualized and culturally competent care. You will complete your clinical experiences in a wide variety of settings with expert pediatric care providers.

A psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner gives psychotherapy

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

The Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner concentration builds on core advanced practice nursing knowledge. The program focuses on knowledge and skill development in mental health assessment and diagnostic reasoning, prescribing and medication management and advanced therapeutic modalities such as individual, group and family psychotherapy.

A Woman's Health Nurse Practitioner examines a pregnant patient

Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Online

The Women's Health Nurse Practitioner concentration prepares students to provide the highest level of primary nursing care for women. Students gain competency in advanced nursing management of common acute and chronic conditions. Students practice in direct care and in collaboration with other health care professionals. Practicum experiences foster development of clinical judgment and primary care skills through faculty mentorship and clinical preceptors in a variety of ambulatory care settings and specialty clinics.