Cleveland State vs Kent State Accelerated BSN - page 2

Hello! I am a soon-to-be OSU grad getting my Bachelor's in HDFS (human development family science). I was originally a nursing major, but I was wait-listed then denied acceptance into OSU's... Read More

  1. Visit  CSUgradstudent12 profile page
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    Im kind of in the same boat now. accept for me its between Kent State accelerated BSN, or Tri-C Accelerated ADN which is much cheaper. I ruled out cleveland state because I got my masters there but it doesnt seem to be popular for nursing.
  2. Visit  foreverLaur profile page
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    Hep B should be for life. However, I would recommend having your doctor draw blood to verify. I had my 3 shot series and I was not immune. I got a booster and was still not immune. I got another booster and now I am immune! I have heard of several people that have lost immunity many years down the road though.

    I would recommend Kent State. I made the opposite choice and went the ADN route to save money. Yes, it will save me money, but you will HAVE to do a RN-BSN program which costs a decent chunk of change anyway (hospitals will help, but only $2k a year on average). With the push for 80% of bedside RNs to have a BSN by 2020 there is a huge push to hire BSN nurses. The extra upfront money will be well worth it down the road. Go to Kent, IMO.
  3. Visit  ScottE profile page
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    Cleveland State isn't "popular" because it is a small program. CSU produces something like 70 new graduates a year between the regular track and the accelerated track. Kent State produces almost 400 BS graduates each year. Over 600 if you include in the ADN folks from the regional campuses.
  4. Visit  foreverLaur profile page
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    Kent State is ranked #127 by US News & World Report and CSU is ranked #295 although I haven't a clue what criteria they use to evaluate that.

    Last year, 86.42% of KSU grads passed the NCLEX on the first try. 88.31% passed on the first try at CSU. So if you base the quality of a nursing education off of how well the graduates are prepared for the NCLEX, I would say they are pretty equal.
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    Last edit by ScottE on Jul 21, '12
  6. Visit  foreverLaur profile page
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    I figured as much. I know rankings for medical schools say nothing of the quality of medical education you will receive. I think the only way we can evaluate is word of mouth from graduates and local hospitals as well as NCLEX pass rates.

    IMO, the other things that I have realized are really important are hard to tell before you start. My nursing school has a great reputation in the community and I'm less than 5 months from graduation and I couldn't even begin to tell you how or why.
  7. Visit  OSUgrad2010 profile page
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    Hello all! Its nice to see my thread is still alive! Just to give you an update : I decided to enter Kent's accelerated BSN, graduated Dec 2011, and Im now employed in my desired area of nursing!

    I would definitely recommend KSU... they have more options for start dates (i was against CSU's January 2011 start date when i was ready in June 2010). KSU professors have a GREAT rep and lots of connections in the nursing world as well. Overall, i had a great experience at kent. I learned a TON in 15 mos (actually 14 because we had the full month of August off).

    Id recommend a BSN program because 2 hospitals in my area are no longer looking to hire ADN nurses after 2013. The good thing is; if you DO get employed as an adn nurse, many hospitals will pay for u to get your BSN within a certain time frame.

    Best of luck to anyone deciding to enter nursing. It's a GREAT field! Very rewarding!
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  8. Visit  amdavis09 profile page
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    OSU grad 2010 - If you don't mind me asking, where did you do your pre reqs? How many people does Kent accept into the accelerated program?


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