College of Nursing

At Kent State College of Nursing, our students are expertly prepared to become compassionate caregivers and excellent clinicians. Our comprehensive curriculum, leading-edge simulation technology, and valuable clinical experiences with more than 350 clinical partners have produced graduates who are in high demand, with most having jobs upon graduation. In fact, more than 40% of the nursing workforce in Northeast Ohio are Kent State College of Nursing graduates. We offer a wide-range of nursing programs to meet the career goals of our students and the growing demand for professionally educated nurses.
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Answer your calling. Be a nurse.

Kent State offers nursing programs for everyone, from ADN to Ph.D.

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Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN)

2-year pre-licensure (RN) program offered at Kent State regional campuses.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

4-year pre-licensure (RN) program offered at 5 Kent State campuses.

Accelerated Second Degree BSN

For those who already have a bachelor's degree. Complete the BSN in 15 months.

RN-to-BSN Online

100% online for registered nurses who have an associate degree or diploma to complete their BSN.

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

For nurses who want to enter advanced practice, education, and management roles.

Post-Master's Certificates

Certificates for graduate-prepared nurses to enter a new specialty.

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

The terminal degree for nurses who want to become expert clinicians.

Ph.D. in Nursing

The terminal degree for nurses who want to become nurse scientists.

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Studying Nursing in Northern Ireland

Students who were studying in Northern Ireland boarding their airplane

Read our latest blog post, written by senior nursing student Christina Bogner, about the recent study abroad trip to Northern Ireland.

"Traveling and nursing: two of my favorite things in life. I initially heard about the study abroad course in Northern Ireland during my sophomore year from a friend who was planning on taking the class. Upon her return, she had amazing experiences and stories to share and it really sparked an interest in me. In the fall of my junior year I attended an informational meeting and knew right away this was something I had to do..."

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The baccalaureate degree in nursing, master’s degree in nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice at Kent State University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (