Completion of this major prepares one for a career as a Registered Nurse working in a wide range of healthcare organizations. Accelerated programs provide innovative educational opportunities to non-nurse college graduates. Students build on their previous undergraduate experience and transition into the nursing role within a compressed, 27-month timeframe. The curriculum reflects course objectives, content, and clinical learning that are similar to those of a traditional four-year curriculum. Clinical experiences in hospitals, laboratories and the community supplement classroom learning as students develop the skills and competencies to provide nursing care across the healthcare continuum and to assume leadership roles in the nursing profession. Students must complete several prerequisites prior to entering the actual accelerated nursing curriculum.
Demand for graduates of accelerated programs is high. Hospitals, health systems, and other healthcare settings are eager to employ this pool of nurses who have records of success and a well-defined work ethic that facilitates a more rapid and smooth transition into highly complex healthcare delivery environments.
The requirement for admission to this degree track is a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university.