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Accelerated Nursing BSN Degree

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Program Description

Students admitted to the Accelerated (ASBN) option must have a four-year degree. The curriculum for the Accelerated Baccalaureate Nursing Program for Second Degree (ABSN) students mirrors the traditional nursing program in nursing course requirements. Students may receive up to 60 credits from their previous degree(s). All students are required to complete the prerequisite math, science and nursing support courses. Once all the GECs are complete and the required Science and math courses, the student will begin the nursing option and can finish in 14 months. Courses are accelerated for these students. Students admitted to the ASBN option must have a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or greater in their first major, and a GPA of 2.8 (minimal) in the math and natural science courses (biology, and chemistry). The number of spaces for ABSN students vary each year, thus admission is very competitive. Students with higher GPA’s have greater chances of entering this nursing option due to the acceleration of courses. A preadmission assessment is administered and used to evaluate a student’s math, science, reading, English, and language skills. A designated score must be achieved for admission to nursing.

Students will apply for admission to ABSN nursing option in the spring semester by March 15th. Students selected will be notified by the end of the spring semester. All students must complete all science/math requirements prior to beginning. All students accepted in the ABSN nursing option will begin in the fall semester. Please visit the Office of Student Support Services (OSS) 9 am – 4 pm to make arrangements to meet with an advisor or have additional questions answered.

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  • Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS)
  • Critical Care Nurse
  • Doctor of Nurse Practice (DNP)
  • Health Policy Nurse
  • Hospice Nurse
  • Informatics Nurse
  • Intensive Care Nurse
  • Nurse Advocate
  • Nurse Attorney
  • Nurse Educator
  • Nurse Executive
  • Nurse Manager
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Nurse Researcher
  • Obstetric and Gynecological Nurse
  • Occupational Health Nurse
  • Oncology Nurse
  • Pain Management Nurse
  • Pediatric Nurse
  • Perinatal Nurse
  • Perioperative Nurse
  • School Health Nurse
  • Surgical Nurse


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Total Minimum Credit Hours: 128
Second Degree students are exempt from the Dimensions of Learning course. Foreign Language requirements are in accordance with University Policy. An introductory course in Statistics may be taken in any Univeristy department where offered. The Department of Nursing at NCCU reserves the right to modify this information. Students are advised to consult a Nursing Advisor to maintain currency with Departmental requirements. Community Service Requirement: 15 Clock Hours per Semester - No Exceptions.

Contact Information

Name: Dina Gorham, Administrative Support Specialist
Email: dina.gorham@nccu.edu
Phone: (919) 530-7235
Fax: (919) 530-6805
Office Location: 1325 Nursing Building
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