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BSN Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What are the requirements?

A: The following courses must be completed in order to be eligible to apply to the nursing sequence:

  1. BSCI 20020 Biological Structure and Function
  2. BSCI 20021 Basic Microbiology
  3. CHEM 10050 Fundamentals of Chemistry
  4. CHEM 10052 Organic Chemistry
  5. NURS 10050 Intro to Professional Nursing
  6. ENG 11011 College Writing I
  7. US 10001 University Orientation
  8. PSYC 11762 General Psychology
  9. SOC 12050 Introduction to Sociology

Additionally, students must earn 30 credit hours (sophomore standing) with a minimum of 2.75 GPA overall and a combined 2.75 GPA in the First Year Sciences.

Q: What do I need to do?

A:  First contact an admission counselor for information on applying to the Geauga Campus of Kent State University at 440 834 4187. 

B:  Then, apply to the nursing program. Applications to the nursing program are available online beginning in early February on the College of Nursing website.

Q: What happens next?

A: Successful applicants are notified by the College of Nursing Student Services in mid June.  See the following page for the complete program schedule.

Q. Who can I speak to for further information?

A: Please feel free to contact an advisor at 440 834 4187, or Kay Gurtz, RN, BSN, MEd, at 440 834 3758 for further information.

Q. How long does the program take to complete?

A: The first year is filled with prerequisites.  After admission to the program, students attend classes for six (6) semesters including summers.  By going to school in consecutive semesters, students complete the four-year degree in three calendar years.

Q. Where are classes held?

A: All classes are held at the Geauga Campus in Burton, Ohio.  Clinicals are held at a variety of health care agencies in Northeast Ohio.

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