Fast Path: Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN): Three Year Completion Option
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:
- 2.75 or higher cumulative high school GPA
- ACT or SAT score submitted
- Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
Documents required: official, sealed high school transcript including ACT or SAT score. ACT or SAT score can be submitted separately via an official score report.
Provisional support documents are also required if: GPA below minimum or ACT score below a (17) or SAT below a (930).
- 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 a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). This includes but is not limited to World Education Services (http://www.wes.org/), Foreign Academic Credential Service (www.facsusa.com), and Global Credential Evaluators (www.gceus.com). A full list of members can be found at www.naces.org/members. The transfer credit evaluation report must be submitted directly to TCCNHS. Appropriate and complete documentation is required for full consideration of any transfer credit. Transfer credit will only be evaluated based upon an official transcript.
Prep Phase Coursework:
Below is a list of the courses taken during the Prep Phase portion of the education. Note, all prerequisite courses must be completed with a “C” or higher prior to entry into nursing coursework (Clinical Phase). View all required courses for degree completion via the CURRICULUM GUIDE, as additional general education requirements are needed for degree completion in addition to the Prep Phase courses below.
First Year Experience (FYE 102)
College Algebra (MAT 105)
Anatomy & Physiology I (BIO 111)
Lifespan Development (PSY 110)
Anatomy & Physiology II (BIO 112)
Chemistry (CHEM 105)
English Composition (ENG 101)
Essentials of Communication (COM 102)
Plus (6) additional credit hours (any general education courses required for degree completion – see curriculum guide)
= 32 Credit Hours
How it works:
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 after successful completion of your Prep 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.
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.
Questions? Click Here to schedule an Admissions Appointment.
Sample Progressions for Fast Path:
** The above progressions are just intended to show an example of what an education plan looks like for a Fast Path student. You will receive information on your individual progression upon ADMISSIONS OFFER. Review the CURRICULUM GUIDE for more information on required courses.