Accelerated Second Degree Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Kent State's Accelerated BSN, developed for students who already hold a bachelor's degree, leads to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in as few as 15 months.
Built on the foundation of our Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program, the Accelerated Second Degree BSN (ABSN) concentration prepares practitioners for professional nursing, helps them understand their role in society and prepares them for graduate study. The program emphasizes professional knowledge, skills, and compassionate nursing practices.
Learning through a combination of classroom, laboratory, and supervised clinical setting instruction, Kent State nursing students graduate with a substantial foundation of nursing knowledge for clinical practice.
Accelerated BSN students will need critical thinking skills, strong written and oral communication, and the time, support, and resources to commit to an intensive four or five-semester, full-time sequence.
Graduates of this program meet educational eligibility requirements to take the National Certification and Licensure Examination-Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN).
Why Kent State? We offer you:
- Individual advising, program planning and guidance by experienced academic advisors
- Clinical experiences at major hospitals and health care facilities throughout northeastern Ohio
- Hands-on learning experiences in our state-of-the-art simulation laboratory
- A 90%+ average NCLEX pass rate
- High graduate placement — you will be in demand
Daytime, Evening & Weekend Options
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.