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The Accelerated Nursing Program for second degree students at the Kent State University College of Nursing is a rigorous academic program that requires demonstration of critical thinking, strong written and oral communications skills, and the time, support, and resources to commit to an intensive four or five semester full-time program. The College of Nursing has created three Accelerated Nursing Cohort options, the Daytime, Evening/Weekend, and University Hospital Cohorts, to meet the needs of a wide array of students.
Students are selected to the Accelerated Nursing Program based upon their cumulative GPA, science prerequisite GPA, recommendations, experience in health care, related coursework, and interview.
- Acceptance into Kent State University
- A baccalaureate degree (non-nursing)
- A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75
- Minimum of a college-level algebra course with a minimum grade of C.
- A minimum science prerequisite GPA of 2.75, and a minimum of a grade of C in each course:
- BSCI 20020: Structure and Function
- BSCI 20021: Microbiology
- CHEM 10050: Fundamentals of Chemistry
- CHEM 10052: Introduction to Organic Chemistry
- Extra weight weight will be given to applicants with class-related, extra-curricular, job-related, or volunteer experience working with individuals and/or groups in a helping setting
- Fall Cohort: April 1- June 1
- Spring Cohort: July 1- Sept. 1
- Summer Cohort : Dec. 1- Feb. 1