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BSN Accelerated Second Degree Track
- Applications available online: 15 October 2020
- Deadline to apply: 01 December 2020
- Application closes at 5:00 pm on 01 December 2020
- Applications available online: 01 February 2021
- Deadline to apply: 01 April 2021
- Application closes at 5:00 pm on 01 April 2021
Length of Program
Sixteen months of full-time study after completion of prerequisite courses
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Accelerated Second Degree track is designed for students who have earned a bachelor's degree in a non-nursing field and want to pursue a nursing career. The program moves at a fast pace—16 months of full-time study—with a concept-based, cutting-edge curriculum that prepares you for a career as a professional nurse.
You will work with nursing faculty in the school and expert nurse preceptors in the community as part of the clinical and practical experiences of the accelerated nursing program, gaining exposure to hospital and community-based nursing. In addition, you will participate in simulation exercises and interprofessional education experiences with IU students in other healthcare fields. This program gives you a solid foundation for leadership positions and enables you to earn 6–9 credits directly applicable to nursing graduate study—at undergraduate tuition rates
Accelerated Second Degree Track Curriculum
64 credit hours
The BSN accelerated second degree track curriculum is cutting edge, concept-based, and competency focused. It is specially designed for anyone who has earned a bachelor's degree in a non-nursing field and who wants to pursue a nursing career. Many of the general education credit hours (such as the humanities, communications, and social sciences) from your first degree can be transferred and applied toward your BSN degree. Use our transcript self-evaluation tool to determine which prerequisite courses you may have already completed. The accelerated nursing track will also prepare you to pursue graduate education.
In fact, we lead the way when it comes to designing relevant and vigorous coursework that reflects the current changes in health care. Why? To make sure that you will be exceptionally well-prepared for your future in nursing. The program learning outcomes will show you just what we mean.