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2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing, Bachelor of Science (Accelerated Second Degree Option)

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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 2nd summer session annually.

Admission Criteria

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 the National League for Nursing Pre-admission Examination (NLN PAX). Students achieving a composite score of 120 or higher and 50th percentile in each subtest area will be given preference.

Program of Study

The BSN degree requires at least 128 s.h. (40 s.h. in nursing, and 88 s.h.transferred from the previous baccalaureate degree including the designated prerequisites. Science course work cannot be more than five years old.

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