Online Learning at the College of Nursing | College of Nursing | Kent State University

Online Learning at the College of Nursing

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Trusted Technology

Kent State delivers online courses using Blackboard Learn, the industry-leading Learning Management System (LMS).

Blackboard Learn is the centralized place for each of your online courses, from the syllabus to finals. It is where you will find course materials, submit assignments, take tests, and even find your grades.

With all of that riding on it, you can see how important a trusted and reliable system really is.

Expert Faculty

We are committed to providing the highest-quality online course experience possible. That starts with knowledgeable instructors.

In addition to years of real-world nursing experience, our faculty is well-prepared to pass along their knowledge in a virtual format.

By attending educational workshops and Quality Matters training, instructors develop the expertise to design and deliver effective online courses. A professional instructional designer is also on staff to assist them through that process.

Interactive Experience

At Kent State, online learning does not mean “teach yourself.” Our courses are interactive and social and will keep you engaged.

Discussion forums are just one way our courses are interactive. Similar to in-class discussions, forums empower you to explore course materials alongside fellow students and your instructors.

Sometimes you will need to collaborate and learn in real-time. That is where Blackboard Collaborate comes into play. Using your microphone and webcam, it will create a live video session with your classmates and instructors. Virtual office hours, study sessions, group projects, and guest speakers are just some of the ways we use Collaborate.

24/7 Support

All online courses include a direct link to a 24/7 help desk for student technical support.


Partially Online Programs

These programs incorporate both online and in-person courses: