Accelerated BSN Admission Requirements | College of Nursing | Kent State University

Admission Requirements

Admission to the Accelerated BSN concentration is a two-step process.

First, you must apply and be admitted to the university as a post-undergraduate degree-seeking student. This requires a completed baccalaureate degree with a cumulative 2.75 GPA or higher.

Second, upon completion of all prerequisite courses, you may apply to the ABSN professional nursing sequence. Admission is competitive and based upon a formula (explained during the ABSN Information Forums).

The requirements are:

  • A cumulative 2.75 GPA or higher.
  • A minimum science prerequisite GPA of 2.75, and a minimum of a grade of C in each course/equivalent: Anatomy & Physiology I, Anatomy & Physiology II, Microbiology, and Chemistry.
  • A college-level algebra course (or higher) with a minimum grade of C.
Preference will be given to applicants who have completed the following courses prior to cohort admission: Human Growth and Development, Human Genetics, Science of Human Nutrition, and/or Statistics.