Fast Path: Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN): Three Year Format

Get to a career faster at The Christ College! Our Fast Path Bachelor of Science in Nursing Option is a unique pathway for first-time degree seekers to complete their BSN program in THREE YEARS or less. A year-round curriculum enables all learners, those new to college and those with previous credit, to progress more quickly to a degree. Bachelor-level education gives you the knowledge and credentials necessary to meet the requirements of today’s healthcare industry and enter this IN DEMAND profession!

Who is this program for?:

· High School Students: Earn your degree and launch your nursing career in only three years! No previous college credit is required for this program.

· Transfer Students: Get on a direct path to clinical education and put previous credits to good use!

Minimum Admissions Requirements:

First Time College Student:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • 2.75* or higher cumulative high school GPA
  • Test Optional – ACT or SAT score is NOT required for admissions review, but can be submitted for consideration if desired.

Documents required: official, sealed high school transcript. If choosing to submit an ACT/SAT score, we accept official score reports or scores posted on official high school transcripts (ACT code: 3252). Submitting an ACT score is optional for admissions, but note that some of our scholarships do require it for review.

Transfer Student:

  • 2.75 or higher cumulative college GPA
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident

Documents required: all official, sealed college transcript(s).

Provisional support documents are also required if: GPA below minimum

Accepted provisional documents include: resume, reference letter(s), personal essay, portfolio of civic or extracurricular achievements, and standardized test scores. If required for your application, please submit at least (2) supporting documents.

*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)

Required Prerequisite Courses:

*All prerequisite general education courses must be completed with a “C” or higher prior to entry into nursing coursework (Clinical Phase). View all required courses via the 3 YEAR OPTION: FAST PATH CURRICULUM, as additional general education requirements are needed for degree completion.

  • First Year Experience (FYE 102)
  • Anatomy & Physiology I (BIO 111)
  • Anatomy & Physiology II (BIO 112)
  • Chemistry (CHEM 105)
  • English Composition (ENG 101)
  • College Algebra (MAT 105)
  • Lifespan Development (PSY 110)
  • 6 additional credit hours (any general education courses required for degree completion – see 3 year BSN curriculum guide)

How it works:

Prep Phase:

Offered Summer/Fall/Spring terms

Missing ALL or some of the required prerequisites? Don’t worry – you can still immediately apply with us! We offer a Preparation Phase that allows you to complete necessary general education with us over just 1-2 semesters. Entering the Preparation Phase with us guarantees your spot in the Clinical Phase immediately after successful completion of remaining prerequisite general education courses!

Clinical Phase:

Can start clinical phase in Fall or Spring only. Nursing courses year-round after start.

For those who successfully complete our Preparation Phase or those who have previously completed all required prerequisite courses*, your next step is nursing coursework via our Clinical Phase! Nursing courses are uniquely offered year-round, which is what allows you to complete your BSN more quickly. The Clinical Phase is delivered over 6 semesters/2 years of year-round coursework. **Clinical seats are awarded on a rolling basis until filled. Students accepted to our Preparation Phase will be guaranteed their spot in the Clinical Phase.**

Admissions Offer:

You must complete our application process in order to be reviewed for admission & have any previous credit formally evaluated. If accepted, your offer letter will outline coursework needed in the Preparation Phase and Clinical Phase based on availability and educational progression.

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