(60 credits total; 62 credits including prerequisite ofNUR 233)
NY State Program Code: 04125/ 85080 HEGIS Code: 1203.00/ 1203.10 CIP Code: 51.3801
The Accelerated Nursing Program provides an opportunity for qualified candidates with a bachelor’s degree in a field other than nursing to complete the undergraduate nursing program in 14 months of fulltime study. This option recognizes and respects each student’s past experiences and builds on those strengths. Using a cohort model, students progress through the program with their peers and learn about the nursing profession from dedicated faculty who offer a comprehensive approach to the didactic, clinical and research components of the program. Specific criteria are required for admission including prerequisite courses which must be successfully completed by the time a candidate begins the program.
The Accelerated Nursing Program curriculum is designed to be full time. Classes are generally small and provide ample opportunity for student-faculty interaction. Students will complete a clinical component, where they gain first-hand experience under the supervision of professional nurses.
Admission and Prerequisite Requirements
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited 4 year college or university
Minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0.
Grade of C+ or higher in all required science courses
Only one grade less than C+ is permitted in any one prerequisite science course
Professional statement with career goals
Three professional references
Personal interview for those who meet all requirements
Anatomy and Physiology I & II (within 10 years)
Microbiology (within 10 years)
One semester of inorganic chemistry and one semester of organic chemistry, or Chemistry 109 (within 10 years)
Genetics (within 10 years)
Nutrition (2 credit nursing course, NUR 233 or equivalent)