Do you already have a college degree but are interested in professional nursing as a second career? The Accelerated Nursing program at Edinboro allows you to earn your Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) in just three semesters.
Edinboro is the only university in northwestern Pennsylvania that offers an accelerated nursing program. It prepares you for a career that is both challenging and satisfying.
Your current degree will be a valuable resource on your journey to become a nurse. Whether you studied the arts, science or business, you can put your life experience and knowledge to work as you learn how to assess a patient’s needs and work with other members of the health care team to coordinate care.
Edinboro’s Accelerated Nursing program is an intense, three-semester commitment. It requires daily class attendance and rigorous clinical activities all three semesters. If you already have the required general education credits, you’ll focus only on professional nursing courses and clinical learning experiences.
Upon completion of the program, you’ll receive a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree and be eligible to take the NCLEX-RN Examination for licensure to work as a registered nurse (RN).
If you have completed a previous undergraduate degree program with a GPA of 3.0 or higher, including courses in General Chemistry (with a lab), Anatomy and Physiology 1 and 2 (with a lab), and Statistics, all with a “C” grade or higher, you are eligible to apply. For more information, see the complete admissions requirements.
Every nurse needs to spend time in the classroom, but nothing compares to real patient-care
experiences. At Edinboro, you’ll experience
This is an exciting time to be a registered nurse. Health care is wide open, with a variety of jobs and specialties that will allow you to pursue your professional interests in many settings.
You don’t have to stop with your bachelor’s degree. A significant number of our graduates choose to go on to graduate school or choose a post-graduate certification program
s,opening doors to even more possibilities such as nurse practitioner, certified registered-nurse anesthetist, nurse educator, clinical nurse specialist, nurse manager or nursing informatics specialist.
Learn more about Edinboro’s advanced Nursing degrees:
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