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Bachelor Of Nursing

Bachelor of Science

Nursing (BSN)

Kent State University College of Nursing was established in 1967. It offers one of the most comprehensive programs of study in nursing in Ohio.  It is the largest college of nursing in Ohio and ranks in the 98th percentile in size in the United States. The college enjoys a reputation for excellent academic performance, clinical knowledge and leadership ability of its students and graduates. Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree, graduates are eligible to apply to take the state licensing examination to become professional registered nurses.


New Freshmen

Admission will be granted to those students who have completed a strong academic pattern of courses in high school. In addition to meeting all general university requirements, it is essential that applicants present study in chemistry, biology and mathematics from high school. A high school GPA of 2.70 (on a 4.0 scale) also is required. An ACT composite score of 22 and 22 in scientific reasoning is the minimum expected to receive favorable consideration.

Transfer Students

In addition to meeting all general university requirements for admission, transfer students should contact the College of Nursing regarding special information and deadlines.

Transfer students will be admitted to the College of Nursing on an individual basis. Students wishing to transfer from another baccalaureate nursing program should consult directly with the College of Nursing at the time of application to the university.

Career Choices

Once you have passed the licensing exam, you are eligible to get a job as a nurse in a variety of settings, including, but not limited to:

Hospital Staff Nurse
Office Nurse
Family Nurse
Community Health
School Health
Visiting Nurse

Faculty Contact:

Kay Gurtz