Accelerated BSN Programs
Accelerated baccalaureate programs accomplish BSN objectives in a shorter time frame than traditional four-year programs, usually through a combination of bridge courses and core content. Accelerated BSN programs typically run 12 to 18 months and are the fastest route to a baccalaureate degree in nursing. Instruction is intense with courses offered full-time with no breaks between sessions. Admission standards are high with programs typically requiring a minimum of a 3.0 GPA and a thorough prescreening process. Typically, students with a prior degree are not required to take the liberals arts content included in a four-year BSN program. Accelerated programs do require prerequisites, many of which may have been completed during the student's initial degree program. Accelerated BSN programs are an innovative approach to nursing education, available for individuals who hold a non-nursing bachelor's or higher degree and who are interested in moving into the field of nursing.
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