Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)

Developed specifically for RNs with a diploma or associate degree, Kent State's RN to BSN program allows RNs to earn a bachelor of science in nursing degree in an accelerated online format from one of the nation's largest regional universities.

Kent State's RN to BSN program is CCNE-accredited, available both part-time and full-time, and can be completed 100% online or in-person in less than two years. You may be eligible to transfer up to 33 nursing credits from your associate degree or diploma program.

Our expert faculty and administrators will work closely with you to equip you to meet the future challenges of professional nursing and influence the future of health care. The robust RN to BSN curriculum develops many highly sought-after nurse leaders..

Our RN/BSN program offers you:
  • Individual advising, program planning and guidance by experienced academic advisors
  • The option to complete your degree requirements online, in the classroom, or a combination of both
  • Rolling admissions - you may start in the fall, spring, or summer
  • Seven-week courses
  • An individualized capstone project to enhance your nursing career or acute care practice

A hybrid program (partially online and partially in class) is available at our Ashtabula, East Liverpool, Geauga, Salem, Stark, and Trumbull campuses. A 100% in-class program is available at the Tuscarawas campus.