Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

The College of Nursing offers an accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree, with an upper division major in nursing.

The nursing major focuses on the knowledge, values, and skills needed for professional nursing practice. Students gain experience with individuals of all ages, as well as with families and communities in a wide variety of clinical settings. Clinical experiences reflect the complex and diverse nature of today's complex health care system. Leadership abilities for managing nursing care in hospitals and other health care settings are developed. Current ethical, legal, social, and political issues affecting nursing practice and health care are studied and the value of nursing research for professional practice is emphasized. The program provides a foundation for graduate study in nursing.


Learn more about the admission steps and requirements for the program.


Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program must earn 121 semester hours to complete degree requirements. The Accelerated BSN must be completed on a full time basis.

Year 1, Semester 1

NURSU 315 Health Assessment* 4
NURSU 451 Pathophysiology/Pharmacology I 3
NURSU 385 Professional Nursing & Nursing Practice 2
NURSU 461 Foundations & Gerontologic Nursing* 6
IP 711 IP Foundations & Teamstepps 1
IP ### IP Concentration Course of Choice 1
Semester Total 17

Year 1, Semester 2

NURSU 452 Pathophysiology-Pharmacology II 3
NURSU 464 Research & Evidenced Based Practice in Nursing 3
NURSU 387 Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing* 5
NURSU 454 Medical Surgical Nursing I* 6
Semester Total 17

Year 1, Semester 3

NURSU 417 Women's Health* 5
NURSU 405 Nursing Care with Children & Their Families* 5
NURSU 409 Population Focused Nursing* 5
Semester Total 15

Year 2, Semester 4

NURSU 372 Health Care Systems & Policy** 2
NURSU 376 Leadership & Management in Nursing** 3
NURSU 455 Medical Surgical Nursing II Synthesis Practicum 7
Semester Total 12
Curriculum Total 61
Prerequisite Credit Hour Total 60
Required Credit Hour Total 121

* Clinical course

** Online course