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Bachelors of Science in Nursing-Accelerated

    • Duration
      15-month program
    • Mode of Delivery
      Classroom, clinical, and online learning experiences
    • Licensure
      Graduates apply for licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN)
    • Practice Setting
      Hospitals, clinics, community-based care, and behavioral health


The Accelerated BSN (BSN-A) option is a full-time course of study designed to enable students with a previous baccalaureate degree to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. This is an intensive, fast-paced program, which builds upon previous education while providing the nursing art and science content in a 15-month program. The 15-month program combines both didactic and clinical nursing experiences.

Nursing Student Handbook

Program Goals

Intellectual Curiosity
  • Synthesize knowledge from the natural and social sciences, humanities and nursing to provide and evaluate holistic nursing care.
  • Integrate the nursing process to assist families, groups, and communities with a variety of complex and critical health needs and problems.
  • Analyze the impact of past, current, and future trends and issues on the delivery of nursing care and health care organizations and systems.
Professional Practice
  • Incorporate evidence-based practice for delivering and evaluating nursing practice and outcomes.
  • Collaborate as a member of the interdisciplinary healthcare team to manage comprehensive care for individuals, families, groups, and communities.
  • Communicate professionally using interpersonal, oral, and written skills.
  • Evaluate health promotion, risk reduction, and disease prevention modalities for use in a variety of settings.
Caring for Self and Others
  • Integrate cultural care values (preservation, accommodation, restructuring) when providing nursing care to individuals, families, groups, and communities.
  • Evaluate nursing within the framework of regulatory and professional standards, values, and codes.
  • Integrate information technology into professional nursing practice.