LPN-to-BSN Admission Requirements

Nursing Major Requirements

Kent Campus

Admission to the nursing major requires the completion of high school math, biology, and chemistry. In addition, admission to nursing from high school is based on a sliding scale. Applicants should meet one of the following criteria:

  • At least 2.7 overall high school grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) and a minimum 22 ACT composite (or a minimum 1020 SAT combined critical reading and mathematics score);
  • Applicants with a 21 ACT composite score (or 980 SAT combined critical reading and mathematics score) need a 3.0 high school grade point average.
  • Applicants with a 20 ACT composite score (or 940 SAT combined critical reading and mathematics score) need a 3.3 high school grade point average.

Regional Campuses

Admission to the regional campuses (non-nursing major) requires the following:

  • High school transcripts or GED
  • ACT/SAT scores

Transfer Students are required to request all official transcripts from each college or university attended other than Kent State University. Transfer students are required to apply to Kent State University and be accepted prior to acceptance into the Nursing program. Call the Office of Student Services at 330-672-7911 for additional information.

Professional Nursing Sequence Requirements

LPN to BSN students can apply for admission to the professional nursing sequence upon meeting these requirements:

  • Overall 2.75 GPA
  • An overall average 2.75 GPA in the required science courses
  • A “C” or better in all science and math courses
  • Completion of all core and prerequisite nursing courses
  • Unrestricted LPN license

Admission into the professional nursing sequence is highly competitive and is not guaranteed.