Apply to the Accelerated BSN Program
The Accelerated nursing program for second degree students at Kent State University College of Nursing is a rigorous academic program that requires demonstration of critical thinking, strong written and oral communication skills, and the time, support, and resources to commit to an intensive four-term program.
Those applying for admission will be required to meet all admissions criteria for the four-year baccalaureate nursing program and, in addition, must demonstrate critical thinking and communication skills. Extra weight will be given to applicants with class-related, extra-curricular, job-related, or volunteer experience working with individuals and/or groups in a helping or caring setting.
All application materials including transcripts and recommendations must be received by the application deadline (June 1 for the Fall cohort, September 1 for the Spring cohort, and February 1 for the Summer cohort) for consideration. Late materials will NOT be accepted.
Students are selected to the Accelerated Nursing Program based upon their cumulative GPA, science prerequisite GPA, recommendations, experience in healthcare, related coursework, and interview.
- Acceptance into Kent State University
- A baccalaureate degree (non-nursing)
- A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75
- Minimum of a college-level algebra course with a minimum grade of C.
- A minimum science prerequisite GPA of 2.75, and a minimum of a grade of C in each course
- BSCI 20020: Structure and Function
- BSCI 20021: Microbiology
- CHEM 10050: Fundamentals of Chemistry
Extra weight will be given to applicants with class-related, extra-curricular, job-related, or volunteer experience working with individuals and/or groups in a helping setting.
Apply to Kent State University as a Post-Undergraduate student with a concentration in Nursing.
Note to International Applicants: All International transcripts must be officially evaluated by Kent State University’s Office of Global Education before the application deadline. For questions regarding your official transcript evaluation status, please contact the Office of Global Education at 330-672-7980. It is recommended for students with International transcripts to apply to Kent State University 6-8 weeks before the Accelerated Nursing application deadline.
Once you have been admitted to the university, apply to the College of Nursing by completing the Accelerated Nursing Application. This application is only open for two months, three times a year, during these times:
- Fall Semester: April 1- June 1
- Spring Semester: July 1- Sept. 1
- Summer Semester: Dec. 1- Feb. 1
If you are considered for admission, you will be contacted by the Office of Student Services to set up an interview. The interview will be in-person, or if you are unable to make the trip to Kent, held remotely over Skype.