Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing
The one-year accelerated second degree BSN program is specifically designed for the individual holding a bachelor’s 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 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 your 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.
Students in the Second Degree BSN Program:
- master clinical skills and theoretical knowledge
- find opportunity to change careers efficiently
- experience a climate that recognizes personal experiences
- build on the strength of previous education
All full-time nursing faculty are registered nurses (RNs). The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW #530, Washington, DC 20036, tel. 202.887.6791.
May 2015 Accelerated BSN Program Priority
Application Deadline: November 1, 2014
All applicants must apply through the Nursing Centralized Application Service (CAS) at www.nursingcas.org. Applicants must complete the entire application, including entry of all previous coursework. This is a transition year for Nursing CAS. Currently, they are using applicant portal version 2.0. They will launch applicant portal version 3.0 on October 15, 2014.
- The Bellarmine University Accelerated BSN May
2015 application is currently open at www.nursingcas.
org and will close on October 15, 2014.
- If you begin your application prior to October
15, 2014, you must complete and submit it to
Nursing CAS prior to October 15, 2014.
- You will not be able to roll your information
forward to the new applicant portal if you do
not complete the application prior to October
- The Bellarmine University Accelerated BSN
May 2015 application will open on the new
applicant portal on October 15, 2014. We will
continue to accept applications on the new applicant
portal on a rolling basis.
The Accelerated 2nd Degree BSN mandatory orientation will be on Saturday, March 21, 2015. It will last from approximately 7:30am – 7:30pm. Orientation details will be included in admission packets.
Office of Graduate Admission
Allen Hall, 4th Floor
2001 Newburg Road
Louisville, KY 40205