Second Degree Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing
The School of Nursing offers students who have earned a Bachelors degree in another field the opportunity to complete an accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing option. The course of study for the BSN degree is completed in 13 months (see Plan of Study). The nurse prepared at the baccalaureate level is a professional who has acquired a well-delineated and broad knowledge base for practice. The role of a baccalaureate graduate is multifaceted and developed through extensive study in the areas of liberal education, professional values, core competencies, core knowledge and role development. This knowledge base prepares the beginning baccalaureate graduate to function as a provider of direct and indirect care to individuals, families, groups, communities and populations. The baccalaureate graduate is also a member of the profession and a designer, manager and coordinator of care. Additionally, the baccalaureate prepared nurse has a background in teaching, research and management skills which lays the foundation for leadership positions and graduate education.
All prerequisite course work, including Bachelor degree earned, must be completed by the end of the Spring semester for Summer admission to the program.
Beginning Spring 2015, student selection will be based on prerequisite GPA, HESI A2 admission exam (reading comprehension, math and vocabulary) and interview with special consideration for those with Spanish proficiency and/or a degree in a clinical health care field.
Tuition and fees for this program will be $18,020 with a portion paid each enrollment period. Please note that this cost DOES NOT include books ($1000), uniforms ($60), malpractice insurance ($30), licenses expense ($330), assessment tests ($99) and attendance at student nurses convention and disciplinary hearing ($155). The cost of these items will be additional. Approximate costs are in parenthesis.