2022-23 University Bulletin 
    Jun 21, 2024  
2022-23 University Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accelerated Nursing Program, leading to the B.S. in Nursing

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(60 credits total; 62 credits including prerequisite of NUR 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

  1. Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited 4 year college or university
  2. Minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0.
  3. Grade of C+ or higher in all required science courses
  4. Only one grade less than C+ is permitted in any one prerequisite science course and that course must be repeated.
  5. Professional statement with career goals
  6. Three professional references
  7. Personal interview for those who meet all requirements
  8. Prerequisite courses:
    • Anatomy and Physiology I & II (within 10 years)(4 credit course, Bio 203 and Bio 204 or equivalent)
    • Microbiology (within 10 years) 3 credit course, Bio 208 or equivalent)
    • One semester of inorganic chemistry and one semester of organic chemistry, or Chemistry 109 (within 10 years)
    • Statistics (3 credit course, MTH113 or equivalent)
    • Developmental Psychology (Lifespan, Birth-to-Death)(PIA114 3 credit course or equivalent)
    • Genetics (within 10 years)(2 credit course, BIO 209 or equivalent)
    • Nutrition (2 credit nursing course, NUR 233  or equivalent)
    • Pathophysiology (within 10 years)(3 credit course, BIO 210 or equivalent)

Additional Information

  • Nursing courses must be taken in the sequence indicated in the curriculum plan.
  • In order to remain in the accelerated program, all courses must be successfully completed with a grade of C+ or better.
  • Students who fail a nursing course while in the accelerated program will then have the option of decelerating and entering the traditional B.S. nursing program.
  • Courses required for the baccalaureate degree curriculum cannot be taken on a pass/fail option.
  • Accelerated BS in Nursing students registering for a course outside the purview of the Accelerated Nursing Program will be charged the applicable tuition and fees for the course taken.

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