Second Degree Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing
You have already earned a bachelor’s degree and now you know your career choice - nursing. The accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABS) is a hybrid program offering online classes complemented by face to face lab and clinical experiences. The program builds on your prior learning experiences and prepares you to become a nurse.
A Bachelor’s degree in any field.
Must complete 5 prerequisite courses before enrolling in the program.
Students interested in the Second Degree Accelerated BS program can have a bachelor’s degree in any field–it does not need to be a science field. The first Bachelor’s degree must be from an accredited college or university.
GPA of 3.0 or better for your original degree.
Complete 5 prerequisite courses before enrolling in the program.
GPA of 3.2 is required for the prerequisites.
Anatomy & Physiology I with lab–4 credits
Anatomy & Physiology II with lab–4 credits
Microbiology with lab–4 credits
Introduction/Basic Statistics–3 credits
3 letters of recommendation–all letters must be professional references and at least one must be an academic reference.
A statement of purpose in which you outline your reasons for pursuing a career in nursing; your skills and strengths which will help you succeed in this accelerated program; and what challenges you anticipate (maximum 600 words).
A professional resume
TEAS test scores are required for all students.
A TOEFL score is required if you do not hold an undergraduate degree from U.S. higher education institution
Application Deadline: February 15, 2021 for August 2021 admission
The ABSN track follows the academic policies of the Baccalaureate Program with these exceptions:
Students are dismissed from the Nursing Program after 1 course failure (as evidenced by a course grade of C and below).
Requirements for students admitted August 2020 and prior