Program Overview

The online Master of Science in Nursing prepares nurses for advanced clinical roles while making them eligible for national certification as well as provide the foundation for further post-graduate and doctoral-level study.

Students can choose from any of the following concentrations to define their career path:

  • Clinical Nurse Specialist / Adult/Gerontology
  • Nurse Practitioner / Adult/Gerontology Acute Care
  • Nurse Practitioner/ Adult/Gerontology Primary Care
  • Nurse Practitioner / Family
  • Nurse Practitioner / Pediatric Primary Care
  • Nurse Practitioner / Psychiatric/Mental Health
  • Nurse Practitioner / Women's Health
  • Nurse Educator
  • Nursing & Healthcare Management
  • MSN/MBA dual degree

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    American Podiatric Medical Association, Council on Podiatric Medical Education

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education


    • Have an active, unrestricted RN license in the state in which clinical coursework will be completed.
    • You have earned a baccalaureate and/or graduate degree from an accredited registered nursing program.
    • An RN with a bachelor's degree in a non-nursing field will be considered based on review of a portfolio submitted with the application. 
    • You have a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 point scale.
    • Applicants with a lower GPA may be considered for conditional admission according to the University Graduate Admission Policy
    • You have successfully completed an undergraduate level statistics course in the past 5 years with a grade of ""C"" or better.


    This program is only available to students residing in Arizona, Alabama, California, Connecticut, Georgia, Indiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia and Minnesota.

    School Overview

    Kent State University is a large public university with its main campus located in Kent, Ohio. In addition to its main campus, Kent State also has campuses throughout Ohio in Burton, Salem, Warren, New Philadelphia, Ashtabula, Jackson Township, and East Liverpool. Founded in 1910 as the Kent State Normal School, it began as a school to train teachers. Over the years, the university has expanded and today offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in many different areas of study including liberal arts, history, journalism, business and several others.

    Kent State offers students many different areas of study and degree levels, including certificates, bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, and a doctoral program in nursing available in online formats.


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