The curriculum for the Accelerated Baccalaureate Nursing Program for Second Degree students mirrors the traditional nursing program. The acceleration of the program is accomplished by giving the students up to 60 credits from their previous degree(s), moving two non-nursing courses (Psychology and Statistics) from the Upper Division to the Lower Division, and the use of summer months so that students complete the program in sixteen (16) contiguous months. All students are required to complete the General Education Curriculum and Pre-Nursing courses prior to application into the accelerated program. The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) is used to determine a student's readiness to begin the nursing course of study. The TEAS is an assessment of Math, Science, Reading, English, and Language skills. Students admitted to the Accelerated BSN program are required have a natural science GPA of 2.5. The natural science courses which are evaluated include chemistry, math and biology. A cumulative GPA of 2.5 is required of students admitted to this program, but the competitive cumulative GPA is 3.0 or above.
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.