Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing
If you have already completed a bachelor's degree and want
to make a career change to nursing, consider our Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Accelerated Program. The program is an intensive, year-round accelerated
program of learning.
To be eligible for this option, you must:
- have a bachelor’s degree from a regionally
accredited college or university
- have met our pre-professional prerequisite
This rigorous program is designed to be completed over 12
months, and courses are sequential and must be completed as listed in program
materials. We admit 30 students per year to the program.
Students applying to the Accelerated Nursing program should be advised that admission is highly competitive. While we consider many factors in the admissions process including GPA, number of credits taken at NAU, and community service, we require a minimum Kaplan test score of 70 and a minimum score of 60 in the science portion. In the past application cycle the Accelerated Nursing program has accepted, 45%, 31% and 64 % respectively, of the candidates who applied.
Graduates of the program are eligible to take the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX-RN) for licensure.
Download the accelerated BSN program information
packet for further details.
Accelerated means a full-time commitment
Because of its accelerated format, the program requires a
full-time commitment. While you are enrolled in this program, we expect that
you will not work more than 16 hours per week and that you will refrain from
work commitments at least 8 hours prior to class or clinicals.
You are required to travel to sites throughout the state for
clinical coursework and will be responsible for travel and lodging expenses. Be
aware that clinical experiences may involve several weeks of 3-5 days per week
at statewide sites. You will need to plan your family and work commitments
All prerequisites must be completed prior to enrollment in
the program. Prepare yourself by viewing the accelerated program requirements.
Learn how to apply for the Accelerated BSN Program.