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2019 - 2020 Catalog 
2019 - 2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing, Accelerated 2nd Bachelor’s Degree Major

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Degree Types: Bachelor of Arts in Nursing or Bachelor of Science in Nursing

The curriculum for the accelerated nursing students is the same as the traditional on-campus BSN program: 70 nursing credits and approximately 550 hours of clinical/laboratory experiences. The coursework is accomplished in a highly compressed timeframe with coursework being completed over a 12-month period. The capstone/practicum course will be completed over a 5-week timeframe once all coursework is completed. The majority of courses are taught over a seven to eight week timeframe. Students will begin the program at the beginning of the Spring term and will graduate the following Spring term. Because of the rigors of the program, accelerated nursing students will be required to have an admission GPA of 3.0, a minimum grade of “C” for each prerequisite course, and are highly discouraged from working during the program.

Admission Policy

Students accepted into the accelerated nursing program must have a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university and meet the admission requirements for the Nursing, Traditional Major . These requirements include:

  • 3.0 GPA on a minimum of 24 credits on prerequisite courses.
  • Grade of “C” or higher in each of the following nursing prerequisite courses and official transcript for transferred credits.


The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at the University of Mary is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

Major Requirements

Prerequisite Courses:

Documentation of Health Requirements as Given Below:

  • Documentation of health history and current immunizations as required by the Division of Nursing must accompany the application to the division.
  • TB two-step testing is required.
  • Annual flu vaccination required.
  • Annual 12 panel drug screening.
  • An individual with a disability is considered for admission based on his/her ability to meet the curriculum requirements. No otherwise qualified person shall be, solely by reason of a disability, excluded from participation in the program (American Disabilities Act of 1990). Students must verify that they meet the Physical & Mental Requirements to Provide Safe Patient Care for Students, Faculty, and Preceptors


Courses in the Accelerated BSN Curriculum:

University-wide Senior Assessment Course:

Total: 124 Semester Credits

Program length: 1 academic year / 3.3 semesters / 53 weeks

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