Kent State University is a public research university located in Kent, OH. Founded in 1910 to educate public school teachers, Kent State is today one of the largest universities in Ohio, with eight campuses. Unfortunately remembered for the infamous Kent State shootings in 1970, Kent State has turned this tragedy, and its reputation for radical activism, into the foundation for a better university, offering standard-setting degree programs in Peace and Conflict resolution and fostering a mission of peace and cooperation.

The Kent State University College of Nursing is the third largest in enrollment, an accomplishment for a college that only began in 1971. The College of Nursing offers several CCNE-accredited distance learning courses for registered nurses, including a traditional RN to BSN program, an RN BSN degree with a Health Informatics focus or combined Master’s degree, an RN BSN degree combined with a Public Health Certificate, or an RN BSN/MSN degree in Nursing Education.

Students applying for the RN to BSN program will need:

  • Associate degree or diploma nursing program
  • A minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Current registered nurse license

Tuition is $425 per credit hour; the number of credit hours needed varies according to transfer credits and experience. Qualifying students may apply for financial aid from federal student loans and other programs.