Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Program Introduction

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program prepares students to enter professional nursing practice as registered nurses, helps them understand their role in society, and prepares them for graduate study. At Kent State Stark, this program features an 8:1 average student-to-faculty ratio, a state-of-the-art nursing laboratory, and clinical experiences at local hospitals and facilities. On average, Stark graduates attain an NCLEX-RN pass rate of over 90%.

As part of the College of Nursing’s mission to address the health care needs of Ohioans, the Nursing program is offered at multiple locations throughout northeast Ohio. All four years of the program can be completed at the Stark, Geauga, Kent, Salem, and Trumbull campuses.

Current registered nurses can complete their BSN online through the Nursing for Registered Nurses (RN to BSN) program.

This Program Is Right For You If

  • You like to care for people.
  • You are looking for a field that is rewarding, challenging, full of opportunities, and well-paying.
  • You completed a strong foundation of science and mathematics courses in high school.

Graduates of This Program Will

  • 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.

How to Apply

The Nursing program has a two-step application process:

  1. Apply online to Kent State University. Select the Stark campus and choose the Nursing major.
  2. Once you have met the requirements to enter the Professional Nursing Sequence (typically at the end of your freshman year), submit an application to the College of Nursing.

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

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CCNE Accredited

CCNE AccreditedThe baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master’s degree program in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice program, and post-graduate APRN certificate program at Kent State University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.


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