Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) - Accelerated
General Information – Accelerated 2nd Degree Program
Eligibility for Program: The Accelerated 2nd Degree Program is only for students who have previously earned a Bachelor Degree from an accredited institution.
Upper Division Application Deadline: March 1st
Number of Students Admitted to Upper Division: 40 for Summer
* Please be aware that Summer 2014 will be the last admissions cycle into upper
division for the Accelerated 2nd Degree BSN program. This means that all lower division coursework MUST be completed by the end of Spring 2014 semester.
* A new second degree program is currently under development. Please check back in the future for details.
Minimum Cumulative Undergraduate and Program GPA to be considered: 2.8
Length of Program: Dependent on lower division deficiencies. Upper division coursework is 15 months
Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Approximate Cost for in-state student program tuition, fees and expenses: $29,527.00. For the complete breakdown of cost, click here.
About the Accelerated BSN
The Accelerated BSN program at the University of Louisville was created to address the severe shortage of nursing professionals in the country, state and region. It allows college graduates with non-nursing bachelor’s degrees to pursue a career in the field of nursing in a faster time frame than the traditional BSN. Historically, UofL has found that individuals with a college degree are excellent recruits for professional nursing, because of previous proven success in higher education.
Each student admitted to the Accelerated BSN Program, starts in our lower division. Once admitted, the student will need to meet with a School of Nursing academic counselor to determine which courses the student must still complete in our lower division to be eligible to apply to upper division. Students are admitted to the Accelerated upper division each summer. Once a student is admitted to upper division, the student completes the Accelerated sequence of upper division courses by going summer, fall, spring, and summer semester in order to graduate the August following their admission into upper division. Typically, completion of this degree takes 2 years, but is dependent on the lower division coursework the student is deficient once admitted to UL.
*Please note that advisors will not review transcripts to verify program requirements for transfer until a student has been formally admitted to the University of Louisville School of Nursing lower division.
Program Academic Counselor
Jen Alessandro firstname.lastname@example.org