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Second Degree Accelerated BSN

Accelerated Second Degree Program

Applications will be available January 15th

Application Deadline March 15th


The School of Nursing is excited to offer students an accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.

This program will allow individuals who have earned a Bachelors Degree in another field the opportunity to complete the course of study for a BSN Degree in one year. See Plan of Study

  • All required course work, including Bachelor degree earned, must be completed by the end of the Spring semester.
  • 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.

Program Information

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 ($29), licenses expense ($330), assessment tests ($99) and attendance at student nurse convention and disciplinary hearing ($155). The cost of these items will be additional. Approximate costs are in parenthesis.