Accelerated Nursing Degree Programs

Universities offering accelerated nursing degree programs:

Creighton University
- The School of Nursing's Accelerated Program is designed for students who already have a non-nursing bachelor's degree.
- Candidates can earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in just 12 months.
- Accelerated Nursing Program graduates consistently exceed national pass rates on the Registered Nurse (RN) licensure examination.

University of Delaware
- The Accelerated Degree is designed for those with a baccalaureate degree, in another field, and wish to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) in 17 months.
- All undergraduate and graduate nursing programs are fully accredited by the National League of Nursing Accrediting Commission and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Purdue University
- The Second Degree Accelerated Baccalaureate Program in Nursing is designed specifically for those who hold a baccalaureate degree in another field and want to pursue a BS in Nursing degree.
- Following successful completion of the program of study, the nursing graduate may apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for licensure as a registered nurse (RN).

The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
- The Accelerated BSN Program is designed for individuals who have already earned a bachelor's/master's degree in another field and wish to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.
- UMDNJ is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (CHE-MSACS). The primary and affiliated teaching hospitals of the University are accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO).

Samuel Merritt University (SMU)
- The Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) program is designed for those who has their Bachelor's degree in a non-nursing field. It is an intensive academic program and can be completed in 12 months.
- Samuel Merritt University is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
- SMU graduates' passing scores on licensure and certification exams exceed national rates.

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