Apply to the BSN Program | Kent State University

Step 1)

Apply online to Kent State University and indicate Nursing as your desired major. Select the campus where you will be completing the program (Kent, Geauga, Salem, Stark, or Trumbull).

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If your application is approved and admission minimums are met, you will be admitted to Kent State as a Nursing major. If the admission minimums are not met, you will be deferred to the College of Public Health.

Step 2)

Complete the following courses (or their equivalents) in your first year as a Nursing major:

  • Science Courses (Must earn C or better in each course)
    • BSCI 21010 - Anatomy & Physiology I
    • BSCI 21020 - Anatomy & Physiology II
    • BSCI 20021 - Microbiology
    • CHEM 10055 - Molecules of Life
  • MATH 11009 - Modeling Algebra (Must earn C or better)

Consideration will be given to applicants who have at least a 2.75 GPA, both as a cumulative average and in the first year sciences (courses above), based on 30 semester hours of college- level coursework (coursework may be in progress).

Please note: All attempts in science courses will be averaged together to determine science GPA.

Step 3)

During the semester in which you anticipate completing (or have completed) 30 credit hours, apply online to the Professional Nursing Sequence via the Traditional BSN application. The application is open during the following application cycles:

Application cycles for the Traditional BSN Professional Nursing Sequence Application
Semester Application Cycle KSU Campuses Admitting
Fall Feb. - May Kent, Geauga, Salem, Stark, and Trumbull
Spring Mid-Oct. - Dec. Kent

Transfer students: If you are not admitted to Kent State University at the time of application review (see Step 1), your application to the nursing sequence will not be reviewed.

Admission into the Professional Nursing Sequence is highly competitive and is not guaranteed. 

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