College of Nursing

About This Program

Take your nursing career to the next level. With a focus on evidence-based practice, leadership and interdisciplinary collaboration, you'll be equipped to tackle the complex challenges of today's healthcare environment. Whether you're interested in a career as a nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist, educator or administrator, the M.S.N. degree will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to succeed. Read more...

Contact Information

Program Delivery

  • Delivery:
    • Fully online (concentrations Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist, Nurse Educator, Nursing Administration and Health Systems Leadership, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Women's Health Nurse Practitioner)
    • In person (concentrations Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner)
  • Location:
    • Kent Campus

Examples of Possible Careers and Salaries*

Medical and health services managers

  • 31.5% much faster than the average
  • 422,300 number of jobs
  • $104,280 potential earnings

Nurse practitioners

  • 52.4% much faster than the average
  • 211,300 number of jobs
  • $111,680 potential earnings

Nursing instructors and teachers, postsecondary

  • 17.6% much faster than the average
  • 72,900 number of jobs
  • $75,470 potential earnings

Clinical nurse specialists


The Master of Science in Nursing degree at Kent State University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

* Source of occupation titles and labor data comes from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook. Data comprises projected percent change in employment over the next 10 years; nation-wide employment numbers; and the yearly median wage at which half of the workers in the occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less.