Nursing, Accelerated Second Degree

The Accelerated Program is designed for students who have already earned a bachelor's degree in another field from an accredited college or university.  Students in the Accelerated Program are recognized as having completed core education requirements in their past degree.  Unlike the Traditional Four-year Program, students in the Accelerated Program progress through the curriculum at an accelerated rate, completing the BSN in 15 months.  Almost all classes are held at the Dwight Schar College of Nursing & Health Sciences Mansfield Campus.  Accelerated students complete 63 credit hours of nursing courses including clinical, laboratory and observation instruction led by faculty with speciality expertise. 

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing prepares students to practice the art and science of professional nursing.   

Nursing students are introduced to the profession’s:

  • Theoretical knowledge base
  • Research for evidence-based practice
  • International perspectives in healthcare
  • Nursing process as applied to families and aggregates in the community setting

Students explore the role of nurses as leaders and managers. Students investigate the role of nurses in legal, ethical and political settings. Students learn the highly technical and clinical skills needed for working with patients and their families in a variety of settings. This degree also provides the foundation for graduate education in nursing.




Accelerated Program Director

Patti Clayburn, MS, RN

CONHS Faculty Spotlight

Beth Patton, Ph.D., Associate Professor
"Accent on the Individual" means being there for my students inside and outside of the classroom, helping my students navigate their career path and future...Read more