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
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.
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.
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
1 Dupont Circle NW #530
Washington, DC 20036-1126
Graduate Admission Officer
502.272.8364 / 800.274.4723
Upcoming Information Session
Graduate & Second Degree Programs Information Session
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Bellarmine University, Amelia Brown Frazier Convocation Hall
will be available on all graduate and second degree programs: Doctor
of Nursing Practice, Ph.D. in
Education & Social Change, PhD in Higher Education, Doctor of Education (K-12), Doctor
of Physical Therapy, Master
of Business Administration (Weeknight, Weekend and Executive), Master
of Arts in Communication, Master of Science in Analytics, Master
of Arts in Education, Master
of Arts in Teaching, Educational
Specialist in Instructional Leadership & School Administration, Rank I
of Science in Nursing (Family Nurse Practitioner, Education &
of Health Science, Master
of Science in Taxation, Accelerated
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Medical Laboratory Science and Respiratory
Therapy as well as the Accounting
contact the Office of Graduate Admission at 502.272.7200 or email now firstname.lastname@example.org.
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