Accelerated 2nd Degree Track - BSN

Ready for a career change? Have a previous bachelor's degree? Watch this video to see what our 2nd degree BSN track entails.


For students who have earned a baccalaureate or higher degree in another discipline

  • Please note this is NOT an online program / track.
  • 15 month course of study (consecutive summer, fall, spring, and summer semesters)
    • Students must commit to full-time study in order to complete the program in 15 months as designed.
    • The sequence of courses will only be taught once annually
    • To provide the best chance for success, students should not be employed more than 12 hours per week while completing the program
  • Campus track 
    • Please note this is NOT an online program / track.
  • Annual admission

There is one application cycle annually for our Accelerated 2nd Degree Track for students who have earned a Bachelor’s in another field.
Applicants are ranked using three criteria:

  • Cumulative pre-requisite course GPA;
  • Science GPA (anatomy, physiology, chemistry, microbiology and their accompanying labs); and
  • Admission exam scores.

Averages for recently admitted students are:

  • Cumulative Pre-Requisite Course GPA: 3.53
  • Science GPA: 3.47
  • Kaplan Admission Test (KAT) Overall Score: 80%

Student Achievement Outcome Data for All Programs

Application Deadline

  • March 15 for Summer admission (mid-May start)
    • All pre-requisites must be completed or enrolled in at the time of application for admission to the accelerated 2nd degree track.

      • Applicants with all pre-requisite courses completed at the time of application will be eligible for an early decision and will be notified of admission decisions approximately one month after the application deadline.
      • If the maximum cohort capacity has not been met, students enrolled in pre-requisite courses at the time of application will be considered after final grades for all applicants have been received. (Please note there may be less than one week between notification and the start of classes.)
  • All pre-requisite courses must have been successfully completed within the last ten years.
    • Courses completed more than ten years ago must be repeated.


​Other Information


The nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN) and the Indiana State Board of Nursing. (See for more information.)

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Required Courses