Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

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The College of Nursing’s BSN program develops professional nurses who are well-prepared to meet the challenges of today's health care needs.

Learning through a combination of classroom, laboratory, and supervised clinical setting instruction, Kent State nursing students graduate with a solid foundation of nursing knowledge.

As a BSN student at Kent State:

  • You’ll have access to an experienced undergraduate advisor to help you with class and program planning from beginning to graduation.
  • You’ll develop a strong foundation in your first year for the nursing courses that will be taken in subsequent years.
  • You'll have hands-on learning experiences in our skills laboratory and our state-of-the-art simulation laboratory.
  • You’ll gain real-world experience with individuals, families, and groups by working with preceptors in a variety of clinical agencies and affiliations throughout Northeast Ohio, including in acute care, community care, and long-term care settings.
  • You'll learn about professionalism in nursing, how to research and think critically, and you will gain interpersonal skills. 

Graduates of this program:

  • Meet educational eligibility requirements to take the registered nurse licensing examination (National Certification and Licensure Exam)
  • Acquire competencies based on professional standards to assume the role of the professional nurse and for career advancement, including graduate studies
  • Apply the nursing process in providing evidence-based, culturally sensitive care to promote health and adaptation of individuals, families, groups and communities.

Students without an RN license must complete an established core of pre-nursing courses prior to formal admission to the nursing sequence (if you do have a RN license, learn more about our BSN for Registered Nurses concentration). See our application process for specific details on how to qualify for the Bachelor of Science Nursing Program.

View the University Catalog listing for this program