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Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing

The one-year accelerated second degree BSN program is specifically designed for the individual holding a bachelors degree in another field who is drawn to the rich and diverse experience that nursing offers. This intensive 12-month program allows students to master clinical skills and the theoretical knowledge needed to assume nursing’s vital role in today’s dynamic healthcare environment.

Students will be able to change careers efficiently in a climate that recognizes their previous experiences. This program consists of three semesters and each semester is divided into two seven-week sessions. We also offer a two-year accelerated option and a three-year part time option. These formats are designed for people who want to become a registered nurse but would like to advance at a less intense pace. Space is limited in these special formats.

Register for our next Accel BSN webinar July 27 at 6 p.m.

Tuition and Fees

One Year Program (3 full-time semesters)
Tuition: (3 x $18,105) = $54,315
Comprehensive fee: (3 x $720) = $2,160
Estimated one year lab fees: $1,000
Estimated books: $500-$700 per semester

Two Year Program*
Part-time semesters: $850 per credit hour
Part-time per-course comprehensive fee: $55
Estimated full-time semester tuition: $18,105
Estimated full-time semester comprehensive fee: $720
Estimated one year lab fees: $1,000
Estimated books: $500-$7000

The comprehensive fee for students includes student activities, technology, printing allowance, parking, drop/add, and transcript fees.

*Tuition and fee rates for students who select the one year Accelerated BSN program will remain at the above rate for the duration of their three semester enrollment. Rates for students who select a part-time special format or who leave the one year format are subject to tuition increases.

Additional expenses for the nursing major include books, nurse packs, uniforms, transportation and personal living expenses. Lab fees are required in most nursing courses and cover the cost of maintaining the supplies for the nursing skills lab and physical assessment lab. Student insurance and handbooks are also covered by the lab fee. Other outside personal expenses include obtaining proof for the required health records, immunizations and CPR certification. Clinical assignments involve a variety of facilities and agencies in the Kentuckiana area. You are responsible for your own transportation, parking, and meals.

Funding Assistance
We are committed to providing you with a high quality education at a reasonable cost. Our staff will work closely with you to explore all of the resources and funding options available. Our goal is to ensure that every student receives our best offer of financial assistance and that your affordable investment in a Bellarmine education is a reality. Qualified Accelerated Second Degree BSN students are eligible for federal student loans and may also choose to apply to local hospital scholarship-to-work programs. For more information on how to fund your Bellarmine education, please visit bellarmine.edu/financialaid and www.fafsa.gov. The Bellarmine school code is 001954.

Accreditation

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
1 Dupont Circle NW #530
Washington, DC 20036-1126
202.887.6791

Contact Information

Julie Armstrong-Binnix
Graduate Admission Officer
502.272.8364 / 800.274.4723
julieab@bellarmine.edu

Graduate Admission
502.272.7200
gradadmissions@bellarmine.edu

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