Do you hold a Bachelor’s Degree in a different field and want to make the switch to nursing?
The Accelerated BSN program allows non-nursing degree holders to complete their nursing education in as little as 16 months through full-time, intensive nursing coursework and clinical progression. The program requires a high level of commitment from students as full-time learners, but will prepare individuals for an exciting second career as a nurse!
Admission to the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) is competitive. An applicant must meet the minimum qualifications to apply. Entry into the clinical nursing coursework will require completion of all pre-requisite course requirements. If a student holds a Bachelor’s degree, but is missing pre-requisite requirements, they will apply to enter the “Preparation Phase” first.
Minimum Qualifications to Apply:
- Hold a Bachelor’s degree in non-nursing field from a CHEA approved college or university
- Cumulative college GPA of 2.75 or higher
- Submit college transcripts from all institutions
- Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
* Transcripts must be official and submitted in a sealed envelope or emailed from the originating institution.
* All transcripts originating in a foreign country must be translated and evaluated by World Educational Services for a course by course level evaluation and calculated cumulative GPA (www.wes.org).
* No copies or faxed transcripts will be accepted.
Completion of Pre-Requisite Courses (earned a “C” or higher):
- Statistics (STAT201)
- Two semesters Anatomy & Physiology with lab (BIO111 & BIO112)
- Microbiology with lab (BIO121)
- Lifespan Development (PSY110)
- Pathophysiology (BIO300)
- Nutrition (BIO180)
After acceptance to the program, students will be placed in the preparation or clinical phase based upon pre-requisite credit completion.
Summer or Fall Entry
Accepted applicants missing pre-requisite course requirements will be placed into the “Preparation Phase” to complete these credits at The Christ College. Students that have not completed A&P coursework will need to apply for a summer entry. A grade of “C” or higher in the prerequisite coursework is required to the Clinical Phase.
This phase is 16-months of accelerated nursing education combining coursework and clinical learning. Students will receive their Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) after the successful completion of this phase and be eligible to sit for NCLEX-RN licensure exam. Students will be placed in the Clinical Phase ONLY if all pre-requisite courses are successfully completed.