School of Nursing

BS in Nursing - Accelerated Program

The faculty of the School of Nursing recognizes the desire of people with baccalaureate degrees in disciplines other than nursing to become nurses and has designed an accelerated program that leads to a B.S. in nursing in 15 months of full-time study. Students enrolled in this program build their undergraduate nursing courses upon previous academic and life experiences. Graduates of this program are eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).

Students admitted to this program must hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited university or college and have successfully complete a college/university course in Anatomy & Physiology I & II (all body systems) and a college/university course in statistics by the time the program begins in May.

This program admits students through a competitive admission process. To be considered for admission, applicants must have achieved a minimum GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale in a prior baccalaureate or higher degree.

Summer I
BIO 345 - Pathophysiology
CON 252 - Human Nutrition
NUR 211 - Nursing Role: Accelerated/Option Students
NUR 300/301 - Health Assessment and Lab 
NUR 302 - Pharmacology
NUR 305 - Fundamentals in Nursing Lab 
NUR 306 - Nursing Arts and Sciences
Total Credits: 18

Fall I
CON 356 - Concepts in Community Health
NUR 313 - Intermediate Nursing Skills Lab
NUR 323/325 - Adult/Older Adult Health Nursing and Clinical
NUR 330/331 - Mental Health Nursing and Clinical
NUR 332 - Nursing Care of the Older Adult in the Community
Total Credits: 18

Spring I
NUR 421/422 - Reproductive and Sexual Health Nursing and Clinical
NUR 424 - Clinically Applied Genetics 
NUR 427/428 - Child Health Nursing and Clinical
NUR 436 - Community Nursing Partnerships I for Accelerated B.S. Students
Total Credits: 15

Summer II 
CON 321 - Health-Related Research
NUR 413 - Advanced Nursing Skills Lab
NUR 423/425 - Management of the Critically Ill Adult/Older Adult Nursing and Clinical
NUR 437 - Community Nursing Partnerships II for Accelerated B.S. Students
NUR 470 - Leadership, Management, and Ethics
NUR 480 - Practicum/Care Management
Total Credits: 17 

Total program credits: 70

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Undergraduate Application Process & Admission Criteria


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