Apr 18, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Nursing, BSN (Accelerated Second Degree Option)

Program Coordinator: Susan Kidd (2123 Health Sciences Building; 252-744-6366; kidds@ecu.edu)

The accelerated second degree BSN option is designed for students who have earned a baccalaureate or higher degree and are interested in pursuing a BSN degree with eligibility to obtaining licensure as a registered nurse (RN). This 12-month program begins in the spring semester annually.

To be eligible to apply for this option the applicant must have:

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a graduating cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better
  • At least a B (3.0) in each of the specified mathematics, biology, and chemistry courses
  •  A “C” (2.0) in the other prerequisite courses
  • Completed a standardized pre-admission test.

The BSN degree requires at least 128 s.h. (50 s.h. in nursing, and 78 s.h.transferred from the previous baccalaureate degree including the designated prerequisites). Science course work cannot be more than five years old.