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    Accelerated Baccalaureate Degree Program

    The College of Nursing offers an accelerated course of study for a baccalaureate degree in nursing. This program is for students with a baccalaureate or higher degree in another field.

    The accelerated baccalaureate curriculum begins each summer and is completed in four consecutive semesters of fulltime study.

    Minimum Application Requirements

    • A baccalaureate or higher degree from a nationally accredited college or university in a field other than nursing
    • 3.0 GPA (on 4.0 scale), calculated on the most recent 60 credits taken toward the bachelor’s degree or a cumulative 3.0 GPA toward a masters or doctoral degree
    • Required prerequisite course must have been completed within the past seven years with a minimum grade of C. No more than two prerequisite courses can be in progress during the spring semester prior to admission.
    • Two professional/academic references attesting to the applicant's potential for accelerated study.
    • Resume / curriculum vitae
    • A 1-2 page double spaced statement to include rationale for change in career, expectations of the program, and anticipated goals after graduation.


    Before Enrolling in Nursing Courses

    • Compliance with college health policy requirements and immunizations
    • Criminal Background Check and Drug Screen
    • Certification in basic cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for healthcare providers
    • Proof of current health insurance coverage
    • Criminal Background Check and Drug Screen
  • Expenditures

    Expenditures specific to nursing courses include, but are not limited to, specialized equipment, uniforms, laboratory fees for clinical courses and transportation for off-campus experiences.

    Health Policy

    The college requires specific immunizations and periodic health screenings. Compliance with health policies is required for clinical coursework. Students are expected to be physically and mentally able to perform the essential functions of the nursing curriculum and may be requested to provide appropriate medical documentation.

    Curriculum Plan for Accelerated Baccalaureate Studies

    Semester 1: Summer Credits Clinical Hours
    ​NUR 3069C Health Assessment and Communication ​3 45
    NUR 3129 Pathophysiology and Psychopathology 4
    NUR 3138 Systems of Care 1: Wellness Promotion and Illness Prevention 2
    NUR 3138C Clinical Practice 1: Wellness Promotion and Illness Prevention
    S-U only
    4 135
    NUR 3825 Introduction to the Profession of Nursing 2
    Total 15 180
    Semester 2: Fall Credits Clinical Hours
    NUR 3197 Genetics and Genomics in Nursing Practice 2
    NUR 3145 Pharmacology for Nursing 3
    NUR 3738 Systems of Care 2: Restoration of Wellness 3
    NUR 3738C Clinical Practice 2: Restoration of Wellness
    S-U only
    5 180
    NUR 3169 Inquiry and Evidence in Professional Nursing Practice​ ​3
    Total 16 180
    Semester 3: Spring Credits Clinical Hours
    NUR 3638 Population Focused Care​ 2
    NUR 4739 Systems of Care 3: Restoration of Wellness 4
    NUR 4739L Clinical Practice 3: Restoration of Wellness
    S-U only
    4 180
    ​NUR 3826 Legal and Ethical Issues in Nursing ​2
    NUR 4837 Healthcare Policy, Finance and Regulatory Environments 2
    Total 14 180
    Semester 4: Summer Credits Clinical Hours
    NUR 4829 Leadership and Management in Nursing
    Summer C
    NUR 4748 Systems of Care 4: Multi-system Care
    Summer A
    3 135
    NUR 4748L Clinical Practice 4: Multi-system Care
    Summer A; S-U only
    NUR 4944L Transition to Professional Practice
    Summer C; S-U only
    5 225
    Total 13 360

    Total Credits 58
    Total Clinical Hours 900
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