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Apply to the RN to BSN Program

The RN to BSN program is flexible enough to fit into your busy schedule. The program is offered online, in-person (at our Tuscarawas campus), or as a hybrid (50% in-person, 50% online).

To learn how you should apply to the RN to BSN program at Kent State University, complete the short form below


Have you previously attended Kent State University?

Have you attended another University since attending Kent State University?

How would you prefer to attend the program?

You do not need to apply again to the program!

To re-enroll, simply call the Registrar’s office at (330) 672-3131 and let them know that you would like to re-enroll and begin taking classes for the RN/BSN program.

Next, make an appointment to talk with your academic advisor, Brenda Culler, at (330) 672-8793.

To attend the RN to BSN program 100% online, go to our online application at

Application deadlines:

Session Start Date Application Deadline
Summer 1 May 12th, 2014 April 9th, 2014
Summer 2 June 30th, 2014 May 30th, 2014
Fall 1 August 28th, 2014 August 1st, 2014
Fall 2 October 20th, 2014 September 5th, 2014

To attend our hybrid program at one of the regional campuses, you must apply as an undergraduate with a concentration in nursing.

Our regional campuses include:

To attend our in-person program at Tuscarawas, you must apply as an undergraduate with a concentration in nursing.

Find out more about this program on the Tuscarawas website.

Admission requirements:

  • Evidence of graduation in good standing from a state-approved associated degree or diploma nursing program; and
  • A minimum GPA of 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale) for all completed college coursework
  • Verifiable registered nurse license in the state where you will complete your clinical requirements

If you have questions or need more information about the admissions process, please contact Brenda Culler, the academic advisor for the RN to BSN program, at (330) 672-7950 or

"I cannot say enough positive comments about my experience with this program. The convenience and flexibility of this program has allowed me to pursue my goal of completing a BSN on top of maintaining my responsibilities to work and home life. The information presented in the courses is relevant. I feel the BSN program has helped me to transfer information learned in the classroom and adapt it to my everyday experiences when dealing with patients and families at my job. Overall, I would sum up my experience in the program as - Excellent!"
Jodi Travis, RN

Hybrid Programs are offered at the following regional campuses:

An In-Class Program is offered at the following regional campus: