Kent State University

Second Degree Accelerated BSN


Basic Information: Kent State University is located in Kent, Ohio.  This program is for students who have already earned a bachelor's degree in another field and have finished the basic requirements for their BSN. 

Must Dos: Students must apply to Kent State University and to the College of Nursing.

Program Length: The daytime cohort is four semesters long.  The evening/weekend or university hospital cohorts are both five semesters long. More information about these can be found at the bottom of the Second Degree Accelerated BSN webpage.

Nursing Prerequisites: Courses include Biology, Microbiology, Chemistry, and Introduction to Organic Chemistry.  These courses must be completed with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.75.  Students must also complete a minimum of a college-level algebra course with a minimum grade of a C.

Prior Classwork Information: Students must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.75.

Application Information: The application for the College of Nursing can be found here.  The application deadlines are April 1st to June 1st for fall cohort, July 1st to September 1st for spring cohort, and December 1st to February 1st for summer cohort.  The application information for Kent State University can be found here

Admission Tests: No admission tests listed.

Tuition: Tuition information can be found here

Financial Aid/Scholarships: Financial aid and scholarship information can be found here.  

Updated: January 2018.