Nursing for Registered Nurses - B.S.N.

College of Nursing
Henderson Hall
Kent Campus
330-672-7930
nursing@kent.edu
www.kent.edu/nursing


Description

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in Nursing for Registered Nurses is for registered nurses (RN) with a diploma or associate degree who are seeking an accredited bachelor’s degree in nursing. The completer program is offered fully online for part- and full-time students. Expert faculty and administrators work closely with students to equip them to meet the future challenges of professional nursing and influence the future of health care.

Fully Offered At:

  • Online Only

Accreditation

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Admission Requirements

Admission to the Nursing for Registered Nurses major is selective. Criteria for admission includes the following:

  • Evidence of graduation in good standing from a state-approved associate degree or diploma nursing program with a minimum 2.000 (on a 4.0 scale) overall GPA
  • Active, unrestricted registered nurse (RN) license in the state in which practica will be completed
  • Completion of required science courses or their direct equivalents with a cumulative 2.0 GPA

For more information on admissions, visit the admission website.

English Language Proficiency Requirements for International Students: All international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning a minimum 525 TOEFL score (71 on the Internet-based version), minimum 75 MELAB score, minimum 6.0 IELTS score or minimum 48 PTE Academic score, or by completing the ELS level 112 Intensive Program. For more information on international admission, visit the Office of Global Education’s admission website.

 

Progression Requirements

To be eligible to register for nursing (NURS) courses, students must have successfully completed:

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  1. Acquire competencies based on professional standards to assume the role of the professional nurse and for career advancement, including graduate studies.
  2. Apply the nursing process in providing evidence-based, culturally sensitive care to promote health and adaptation of individuals, families, groups and communities

University Requirements 

All students in a bachelor's degree program at Kent State University must complete the following university requirements for graduation.

NOTE:  University requirements may be fulfilled in this program by specific course requirements. Please see Program Requirements for details.

Destination Kent State: First Year Experience 1
Course is not required for students with 25 transfer credits, excluding College Credit Plus, or age 21+ at time of admission.
Diversity Domestic/Global (DIVD/DIVG) 2 courses
Students must successfully complete one domestic and one global course, of which one must be from the Kent Core.
Experiental Learning Requirement (ELR) varies
Students must successfully complete one course or approved experience.
Kent Core (see table below) 36-37
Writing-Intensive Course (WIC) 1 course
Students must earn a minimum C grade in the course.
Upper-Division Requirement 39 (or 42)
Students must successfully complete 39 upper-division (numbered 30000 to 49999) credit hours to graduate. Students in a B.A. and/or B.S. degree in the College of Arts and Sciences must complete 42 upper-division credit hours.
Total Credit Hour Requirement 120
Some bachelor's degrees require students to complete more than 120 credit hours.

Kent Core Requirements

Kent Core Composition (KCMP) 6
Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning (KMCR) 3
Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts (KHUM/KFA) (min one course each) 9
Kent Core Social Sciences (KSS) (must be from two disciplines) 6
Kent Core Basic Sciences (KBS/KLAB) (must include one laboratory) 6-7
Kent Core Additional (KADL) 6
Total Credit Hours: 36-37

Program Requirements

Major Requirements

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Prerequisite Requirements (min C graded required in all courses)
BSCI 20021BASIC MICROBIOLOGY 13
or BSCI 30171 GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY
BSCI 21010ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I (KBS) (KLAB) 14
BSCI 21020ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II 14
CHEM 10050FUNDAMENTALS OF CHEMISTRY (KBS) 13
or CHEM 10055 MOLECULES OF LIFE (KBS)
or CHEM 10060 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I (KBS)
Major Requirements (courses count in major GPA; minimum C grade required in all courses)
BSCI 30050HUMAN GENETICS 3
or BSCI 30156 ELEMENTS OF GENETICS
NURS 35040COMPLEMENTARY AND INTEGRATIVE HEALTH 23
or NURS 45030 PROFESSIONAL LITERACY: SKILLS TO CAREER ADVANCEMENT
NURS 40075INFORMATION AND PATIENT CARE TECHNOLOGY FOR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS 3
NURS 40873INTRODUCTION TO EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICE FOR REGISTERED NURSES 3
NURS 41000CONCEPTS AND ISSUES FOR PROFESSIONAL NURSING PRACTICE 3
NURS 42000LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT FOR PROFESSIONAL NURSING PRACTICE 3
NURS 43001HEALTH PROMOTION (ELR) 33
NURS 44000POPULATION-BASED NURSING FOR PROFESSIONAL NURSING PRACTICE 3
NURS 45000HEALTH MAINTENANCE AND RESTORATION FOR PROFESSIONAL NURSING PRACTICE 3
NURS 46000HEALTH CARE POLICY 3
NURS 47001CAPSTONE FOR PROFESSIONAL NURSING PRACTICE (WIC) 33
NUTR 23511SCIENCE OF HUMAN NUTRITION (KBS) 3
Statistics Elective, choose from the following:3-4
INTRODUCTORY STATISTICS (KMCR)
APPLICATION OF STATISTICAL FINDINGS FOR EVIDENCE - BASED PRACTICE IN NURSING
INTRODUCTORY BIOSTATISTICS
QUANTITATIVE METHODS IN PSYCHOLOGY I
Additional Requirements (courses do not count in major GPA)
PSYC 11762GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY (DIVD) (KSS) 3
SOC 12050INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY (DIVD) (KSS) 3
UC 10097DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE 1
Kent Core Composition6
Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning (min C grade)3
Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts (minimum one course from each)9
Kent Core Additional3
Associate Degree Courses and General Electives (total credit hours depends on earning 120 credit hours, including 39 upper-division credit hours)39
Minimum Total Credit Hours:120
1

Registered nurses with an associate degree or diploma are expected to have completed anatomy, physiology, chemistry and microbiology coursework before beginning their studies in the B.S.N. degree. If there are any deficiencies in this area, students must take the appropriate course(s) at Kent State or at another university or college to fulfill this requirement. Students who have successfully completed ATTR 25057 (or EXSC 25057) and ATTR 25058 (or EXSC 25058) with a minimum C grade may use those courses in place of BSCI 21010 and BSCI 21020.

2

With permission of the undergraduate program director, another upper-division nursing or health care course may be substituted for NURS 35040 or NURS 45030.

3

Students who have completed NURS 43000 may use it to substitute for NURS 43001. However, they must take NURS 47000, which will substitute for NURS 47001.

Graduation Requirements

Minimum Major GPA Minimum Overall GPA
2.000 2.000
 

Roadmap

Plan of Study Grid
Semester PrerequisiteCredits
BSCI 21010 ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I (KBS) (KLAB) 4
BSCI 21020 ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II 4
BSCI 20021
BASIC MICROBIOLOGY
or GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY
3
CHEM 10050
FUNDAMENTALS OF CHEMISTRY (KBS)
or MOLECULES OF LIFE (KBS)
or GENERAL CHEMISTRY I (KBS)
3
Associate Degree Courses 33
 Credit Hours47
Semester One
PSYC 11762 GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY (DIVD) (KSS) 3
SOC 12050 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY (DIVD) (KSS) 3
UC 10097 DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE 1
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours13
Semester Two
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
General Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Three
BSCI 30050
HUMAN GENETICS
or ELEMENTS OF GENETICS
3
NUTR 23511 SCIENCE OF HUMAN NUTRITION (KBS) 3
Statistics Elective 3-4
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours12
Semester Four
NURS 40075 INFORMATION AND PATIENT CARE TECHNOLOGY FOR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS 3
NURS 41000 CONCEPTS AND ISSUES FOR PROFESSIONAL NURSING PRACTICE 3
NURS 42000 LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT FOR PROFESSIONAL NURSING PRACTICE 3
NURS 43001 HEALTH PROMOTION (ELR) 3
 Credit Hours12
Semester Five
NURS 35040
COMPLEMENTARY AND INTEGRATIVE HEALTH
or PROFESSIONAL LITERACY: SKILLS TO CAREER ADVANCEMENT
3
NURS 44000 POPULATION-BASED NURSING FOR PROFESSIONAL NURSING PRACTICE 3
NURS 45000 HEALTH MAINTENANCE AND RESTORATION FOR PROFESSIONAL NURSING PRACTICE 3
NURS 46000 HEALTH CARE POLICY 3
General Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Six
NURS 40873 INTRODUCTION TO EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICE FOR REGISTERED NURSES 3
NURS 47001 CAPSTONE FOR PROFESSIONAL NURSING PRACTICE (WIC) 3
 Credit Hours6
 Minimum Total Credit Hours:120