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Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing

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.

Application Information

May 2015 Accelerated BSN Program

All applicants must apply through the Nursing Centralized Application Service (CAS) at Applicants must complete the entire application, including entry of all previous coursework.


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 Location:
Office of Graduate Admission
Allen Hall, 4th Floor

Mailing Address:
2001 Newburg Road
Louisville, KY 40205

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