BSN for Registered Nurses (RN-to-BSN)

Developed specifically for RNs with a diploma or associate degree, Kent State's BSN for Registered Nurses concentration allows RNs to earn a bachelor of science in nursing degree in an online or partially online (hybrid) format from one of the nation's largest regional universities.

Kent State's BSN for Registered Nurses concentration is CCNE-accredited, available both part-time and full-time, and can be completed 100% online or 100% in-person. You may be eligible to transfer up to 33 nursing credits from your associate degree or diploma program.   Download the Transfer Evaluation Request Form to find out how many of your credits will transfer (.docx).

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.

The RN-to-BSN concentration 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 partially online (hybrid) option is available at our Ashtabula, East Liverpool, Geauga, Salem, Stark, and Trumbull campuses. A 100% in-person option is available at the Tuscarawas campus.