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Top Ten Non-Hospital Nursing Jobs

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When asked "Where do nurses work", most people would respond with "the hospital."

While nurses and non-nurses alike often think of hospital nursing jobs when it comes to employment, there are many viable opportunities for employment outside of a hospital. In fact, as the face of health care and its delivery changes, more and more non-traditional nursing jobs are being created.

If a hospital nursing job doesn't quite appeal to you or if you have already worked in such an arena, it may be time to explore other areas of nursing.

An aging baby boomer population, goals to reduce health care spending, increased medical technologies, and new medications are all changing the face of the nursing career in America and beyond. These changes can have both positive and negative impacts on nurses and patients, although one positive is that it opens up new job opportunities outside of the hospital setting for nurses.

Here are the top ten non hospital nursing jobs in no particular order.

Nurse Health Coach

Currently, any registered nurse can refer to and market themselves as a nurse coach without additional training or certifications and still be within their nursing scope of practice. You could work as an independent contractor, at an insurance company or business, or own your own health coaching business.

Many insurance companies and employers will hire their own nurse health coaches in order to keep their clients and employees as healthy as possible in hopes to reduce proactively their healthcare spending. Other nurses will start their own consulting business and coach clients in different areas of health such as weight loss, fertility and pregnancy health and nutrition, and holistic health.

Becoming a nurse health coach allows you to specialize in an area of your choosing and possibly have more flexibility when it comes to your schedule.

Nurse Navigator

If you enjoy helping patients in an impactful way, paperwork, and research, a job as a nurse navigator may be for you. Nurse navigators usually own their own businesses and have vast knowledge about the health insurance industry and the various policies available. They help their clients get the care that they need and deserve.

In general, nurse navigators are skilled at advocating for their clients and have many years of experience in bedside nursing. This area of nursing will continue to grow as the American College of Surgeons issued new standards requiring cancer centers to provide patients with navigation services in 2015, in order to keep their accreditation status.

Nurse navigators are needed to remove any real and perceived barriers to care.

Academic Nurse Writer

If you need to take a break from working with your own patients or clients and you have a graduate degree, you may be interested in becoming an academic nurse writer. In order to do so, you must be an expert in your specialty and excel in writing. You can write chapters in textbooks related to your nursing specialty or you could even write your own book.

An academic nurse writer has the unique opportunity to help advance the profession by sharing their knowledge to other nurses or aspiring nurses.

Legal Nurse Consultant

More and more nurses are turning in their stethoscopes, full and part time, to work in the legal nurse consulting field. In order to work as a legal nurse consultant, you will need to get additional training and certification. This is not one of the ideal new grad nursing jobs as it usually requires previous experience of clinic nursing jobs or hospital nursing jobs.

Attorneys and law firms hire legal nurse consultants to help them better understand medical records, patient conditions, and injuries, and to also serve as expert witnesses in trials for personal injury cases.

Hospice RN

Are you wondering “Where can I work as an RN in direct patient care that is outside of a hospital setting?” If so, then hospice nursing may be for you. Hospice nurses are employed by home health care agencies or hospice agencies. They help people of all ages who are nearing the end of their life by setting care goals, helping with pain relief, and providing emotional and logistical support to their family members and friends. They are responsible for helping patients have the best quality of life that they can until the very end.

Hospice nurses can perform their jobs in their patients’ homes, in a hospital, at a hospice facility, or even in a nursing home.

Public Health Nurse

National, state, and local government entities, colleges, and other communities hire public health nurses. These nurses have a wide variety of roles. They can work in a school giving medications and providing other treatments, testing for scoliosis, testing hearing and vision, and educating students on their health. They can work in county or state public health offices educating the public on communicable diseases, giving vaccines, providing STD testing and pregnancy testing, and screening for various disorders.

While the wages may not be as attractive as other nursing employment options, this is one of the best nursing jobs if you are looking for a rewarding way to improve health in communities.

Concierge Nurse

You may be surprised to learn that until the 1940s, most nurses practiced by making house calls. This area has a large growth potential in the years to come as we see healthcare change. You will need to check with your state board of nursing in order to find out what type of licensing and insurance you will need. You should also consult with an attorney and a tax advisor prior to taking on this line of work.

However, making home visits can be very rewarding and a good way to build long-term relationships with clients to help them improve their overall health status.

Forensic Nurse Consultant

One of the best nursing jobs that is up and coming is the job of a forensic nurse consultant. However, you will need previous hospital experience and additional certifications in order to work in this role. Forensic nurse consultants work for law enforcement agencies and sometimes for criminal attorneys. These nurses collect evidence and can provide testimony. Although in this career, you are a nurse first, you also rely on your legal skills and your ability to identify injuries in order to be effective.

Forensic nurses can work in the fields of sexual assault, domestic violence, child abuse and neglect, corrections, death investigations, elder abuse, and even help after mass disasters. They can make a big difference when it comes to using medical evidence to pursue justice for victims and for those who are falsely accused.

Lactation Consultant

In order to work as a lactation consultant, you must obtain additional certification. If you plan to work in your own private practice, you should obtain the IBCLC certification for this job. Lactation nurses should enjoy working one-on-one with mothers and babies and also enjoy teaching. As a lactation consultant, you can work in the hospital but you can also own your own consulting business, work in a birthing center, or for other businesses that serve moms and babies.

Having an RN background is ideal for anyone getting an IBCLC certification. This job can be extremely rewarding, yet also challenging, as you help new moms overcome their breastfeeding difficulties to reach their own goals.

Nurse Midwives

There is a growing trend for women of childbearing age to select a nurse midwife for their care, instead of a traditional obstetrician. Nurse midwives do typically work in hospitals, at least part of the time. However, many work in their own clinics and in stand-alone birthing centers. In some states, depending on state laws, they can even work and deliver babies in their clients’ own homes. They help mothers with natural pregnancies and births.

Nurse midwives are excellent and gentle educators. They enjoy helping families grow with a decreased number of medical interventions whenever possible. Additional training and certifications are required in all states for nurses who want to expand their career opportunities into nurse midwifery.

What about LPNs?

If you are wondering "Where can I work as an LPN?", you are not alone. While most of the aforementioned jobs require an RN, some do allow LPNs such as school nurses or lactation consultants. LPNs who do not want to or can't work in a hospital setting may also enjoy the challenges and autonomy that working in a nursing home or rehabilitation facility provides them with.

In a nursing home or rehab setting, LPNs generally work under the supervision of an RN, yet have the independence to make their own care decisions and provide some treatments when necessary. The best LPN jobs are usually those that will encourage you to work towards becoming an RN.

Getting a nursing job outside of a hospital will usually take some previous hospital, experience, some entrepreneurship skills, self-motivation, and sometimes additional certifications or training. However, for some nurses, these jobs will lead to greater levels of impact and job satisfaction than a hospital nursing job ever could have given them.

If you are ready to leave hospital nursing behind, look into these careers.


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Alabama

Samford University (Birmingham, AL)
Program Name: Second Degree BSN
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
The University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, AL)
Program Name: Second Degree
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of North Alabama (Florence, AL)
Program Name: Accelerated BSN Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of South Alabama (Mobile, AL)
Program Name: Accelerated BSN Track
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
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Arizona

Brookline College (Phoenix, AZ)
Program Name: Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing
NCLEX Pass Rate (LPN Program): 75.0% (data from 2010)
Grand Canyon University (AM) (Phoenix, AZ)
Program Name: Fast-Track BSN Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
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California

California State University-Northridge (Northridge, CA)
Program Name: Accelerated Baccalaureate
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
California State University-Sacramento (Sacramento, CA)
Program Name: Accelerated Second Bachelor of Science in Pre-Licensure Nursing (ASBSNc)
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Concordia University-Irvine (Irvine, CA)
Program Name: Second Degree Accelerated BSN
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Loma Linda University (Loma Linda, CA)
Program Name: BA/BS Accelerated Track
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Mount Saint Mary's College (Los Angeles, CA)
Program Name: AccBSN
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
National University (San Diego, CA)
Program Name: Accelerated Post-Bachelor Degree
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Samuel Merritt College (Oakland, CA)
Program Name: Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
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Colorado

Colorado State University-Pueblo (Pueblo, CO)
Program Name: Accelerated-BSN
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
Denver School of Nursing (Denver, CO)
Program Name: Upper Division Baccalaureate Program
Metropolitan State University of Denver (Denver, CO)
Program Name: Accelerated Nursing Option (ACNO)
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
Regis University - Online (Denver, CO)
Program Name: Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (Colorado Springs, CO)
Program Name: Accelerated BSN
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Colorado-Denver (Denver, CO)
Program Name: Accelerated BS Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Northern Colorado (Greeley, CO)
Program Name: Second Degree
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
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Connecticut

Fairfield University (Fairfield, CT)
Program Name: Bachelor of Science Second Degree
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Quinnipiac University (Hamden, CT)
Program Name: Accelerated BSN
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
Southern Connecticut State University (New Haven, CT)
Program Name: Accelerated Career Entry (ACE)
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Connecticut (Storrs, CT)
Program Name: Master's Entry into Nursing (MBEIN)
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Saint Joseph (West Hartford, CT)
Program Name: Accelerated Second Degree
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
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Delaware

University of Delaware (Newark, DE)
Program Name: Accelerated Nursing, Accelerated Nursing Degree
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
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District Of Columbia

Catholic University of America (Washington, DC)
Program Name: Accelerated Degree BSN
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Howard University (Washington, DC)
Program Name: Advanced Placement Track
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
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Florida

Barry University (Miami Shores, FL)
Program Name: Accelerated Option
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Florida Atlantic University (Boca Raton, FL)
Program Name: BSN Accelerated
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Florida State University (Tallahassee, FL)
Program Name: Accelerated BSN Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Jacksonville University (Jacksonville, FL)
Program Name: Second Degree to BSN
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Keiser University (Fort Lauderdale, FL / Jacksonville, FL / Lakeland, FL / Melbourne, FL / Pembroke Pines, FL / Port St. Lucie, FL / Sarasota, FL / Tallahassee, FL / West Palm Beach, FL)
Program Name: Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Accelerated, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Accelerated (Sarasota), Bachelor of Science in Nursing, FastTrack - Sarasota
Miami Dade College (Miami, FL)
Program Name: Accelerated BSN
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
Remington College (Lake Mary, FL)
Program Name: Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Central Florida (Orlando, FL)
Program Name: Accelerated BSN
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Florida (Gainesville, FL)
Program Name: Accelerated BSN
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Miami (Coral Gables, FL)
Program Name: Accelerated BSN
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of South Florida (Tampa, FL)
Program Name: Accelerated 2nd Bachelor's Degree
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
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Georgia

Emory University (Atlanta, GA)
Program Name: BSN for Second Degree Students
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Georgia Southwestern State University (Americus, GA)
Program Name: Accelerated BSN Track
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
Georgia State University (Atlanta, GA)
Program Name: Accelerated Track
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Kennesaw State University (Kennesaw, GA)
Program Name: Accelerated Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Valdosta State University (Valdosta, GA)
Program Name: Accelerated BSN
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
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Idaho

Idaho State University (Pocatello, ID)
Program Name: Accelerated BS in Nursing
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
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Illinois

Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing (Quincy, IL)
Program Name: Advanced Placement Track
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Bradley University (Peoria, IL)
Program Name: Accelerated BSN
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
Illinois State University (Normal, IL)
Program Name: Accelerated BSN
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Lewis University - Online (Romeoville, IL)
Program Name: Bachelors to BSN
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Loyola University Chicago (Chicago, IL)
Program Name: Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN)
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Methodist College of Nursing (Peoria, IL)
Program Name: Second Degree Accelerated BSN
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
Olivet Nazarene University (Bourbonnais, IL)
Program Name: Accelerated Bachelors of Science in Nursing (online)
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Resurrection University (Chicago, IL)
Program Name: Fast Track BSN
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville (Edwardsville, IL)
Program Name: Accelerated BSN (ABS)
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences (Rock Island, IL)
Program Name: Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
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Indiana

Ball State University (Muncie, IN)
Program Name: Second BS Degree
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Indiana University-Northwest (Gary, IN)
Program Name: BA/BS to BSN Mobility Option
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis (Indianapolis, IN)
Program Name: Second Degree BSN
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
Indiana University-South Bend (South Bend, IN)
Program Name: Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Indiana Wesleyan University (Marion, IN)
Program Name: B.S. Nursing -Transition to Nursing (Accelerated)
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN)
Program Name: Second Degree Accelerated BSN
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Saint Mary's College (Notre Dame, IN)
Program Name: Accelerated Option
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
University of Indianapolis (Indianapolis, IN)
Program Name: Second Degree Accelerated BSN
Accreditation: ACEN
Valparaiso University (Valparaiso, IN)
Program Name: Accelerated Option
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Xavier University (Carmel, IN)
Program Name: Accelerated Bachelor's of Science in Nursing (online)
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Iowa

Allen College (Waterloo, IA)
Program Name: 15 Month Accelerated Option - BSN
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
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Kansas

MidAmerica Nazarene University (Olathe, KS)
Program Name: Accelerated Basic Baccalaureate
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Wichita State University (Wichita, KS)
Program Name: Accelerated Nursing Option
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
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Kentucky

Bellarmine University (Louisville, KY)
Program Name: Accelerated Second Degree BSN
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Eastern Kentucky University (Richmond, KY)
Program Name: Second Degree Option
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Northern Kentucky University (Highland Heights, KY)
Program Name: Accelerated BSN
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
Spalding University (Louisville, KY)
Program Name: 2nd Degree Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Kentucky (Lexington, KY)
Program Name: Second Degree BSN
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Louisville (Louisville, KY)
Program Name: Accelerated Second Degree
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
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Louisiana

Louisiana College (Pineville, LA)
Program Name: Accelerated BSN
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Louisiana State University-Health Sciences Center-New Orleans (New Orleans, LA)
Program Name: Career Alternative RN Education (CARE)
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Southeastern Louisiana University (Hammond, LA)
Program Name: Accelerated Track
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
The University of Louisiana at Monroe (Monroe, LA)
Program Name: Accelerated Option
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
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Maine

University of Maine-Fort Kent (Fort Kent, ME)
Program Name: Accelerated BSN
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Southern Maine (Portland, ME)
Program Name: Accelerated Bachelor of Science
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
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Maryland

Bowie State University (Bowie, MD)
Program Name: 2nd Degree BS in Nursing
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
Coppin State University (Baltimore, MD)
Program Name: Accelerated BSN
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD)
Program Name: Second Degree Option
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Salisbury University (Salisbury, MD)
Program Name: Second Degree BSN
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Stevenson University (Stevenson, MD)
Program Name: Traditional Option for Transfer and Second Bachelors Students
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
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Massachusetts

Curry College (Milton, MA)
Program Name: Accelerated BS
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
MCPHS University (Worcester, MA)
Program Name: Accelerated BS in Nursing
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
MGH Institute of Health Professions (Boston, MA)
Program Name: Accelerated BSN
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Northeastern University (Boston, MA)
Program Name: Accelerated Bachelor's of Science in Nursing (online), Direct Entry Nursing
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Regis College (Weston, MA)
Program Name: Part Time BS in Nursing program
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
University of Massachusetts-Amherst (Amherst, MA)
Program Name: Second Bachelors Degree Track
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Massachusetts-Boston (Boston, MA)
Program Name: Accelerated Nursing
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
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Michigan

Eastern Michigan University (Ypsilanti, MI)
Program Name: Pre-Licensure BSN
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Ferris State University (Big Rapids, MI)
Program Name: Accelerated BSN
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
Grand Valley State University (Grand Rapids, MI)
Program Name: Accelerated Second Degree BSN
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Lansing Community College (Lansing, MI)
Program Name: Accelerated Nursing Program
Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI)
Program Name: Accelerated Second Degree
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Northern Michigan University (Marquette, MI)
Program Name: Fast Track BSN
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Oakland University (Rochester, MI)
Program Name: Accelerated Second Degree
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Detroit Mercy (Detroit, MI)
Program Name: Second Degree Option
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor, MI)
Program Name: Accelerated Second Career Nursing
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Michigan-Flint (Flint, MI)
Program Name: Accelerated 2nd Degree
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Wayne State University (Detroit, MI)
Program Name: Second Career/Second Degree
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
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Minnesota

College of St. Scholastica (Duluth, MN)
Program Name: Post-Baccalaureate Nursing
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Concordia College (Moorhead, MN)
Program Name: Accelerated Nursing
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
St. Catherine University (St. Paul, MN)
Program Name: Post-Baccalaureate Program
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
St. Cloud State University (St. Cloud, MN)
Program Name: Accelerated Nursing Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
NCLEX Pass Rate (LPN Program): 85.9% (data from 2009)
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Mississippi

University of Mississippi Medical Center (Jackson, MS)
Program Name: Accelerated BSN
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
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Missouri

Cox College (Springfield, MO)
Program Name: BSN Accelerated Option, BSN Accelerated Track
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College (Saint Louis, MO)
Program Name: BSN - Accelerated
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Missouri Southern State University (Joplin, MO)
Program Name: Accelerated BSN
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
Research College of Nursing (Kansas City, MO)
Program Name: Accelerated BSN
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
St. Louis University (Saint Louis, MO)
Program Name: Accelerated One-Year BSN
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Missouri (Columbia, MO)
Program Name: Accelerated BSN, Bachelor of Science in Nursing - Accelerated
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Missouri-St. Louis (St. Louis, MO)
Program Name: BSN Accelerated Degree
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
William Jewell College (Liberty, MO)
Program Name: BSN Accelerated Track
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
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Montana

Montana State University (Bozeman, MT)
Program Name: Accelerated BSN
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Nebraska

Clarkson College (Omaha, NE)
Program Name: BSN Fast Track
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
Creighton University (Omaha, NE)
Program Name: Accelerated Nursing
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Nebraska Methodist College (Omaha, NE)
Program Name: Nursing (BSN) Accelerated
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Nebraska Medical Center (Omaha, NE)
Program Name: Accelerated BSN
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
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Nevada

Nevada State College (Henderson, NV)
Program Name: Accelerated BSN Track
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Touro University (Henderson, NV)
Program Name: Entry Level BSN-MSN
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
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New Hampshire

MCPHS University (Manchester, NH)
Program Name: Accelerated BS in Nursing
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
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New Jersey

Fairleigh Dickinson University (Teaneck, NJ)
Program Name: Accelerated BS in Nursing
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Felician College (Lodi, NJ)
Program Name: Accelerated Bachelor's to BSN
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
New Jersey City University (Jersey City, NJ)
Program Name: FastTrack BSN
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
Rutgers The State University of New Jersey-Newark (Newark, NJ)
Program Name: BS in Nursing for Second Degree Students
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey (Newark, NJ)
Program Name: Accelerated BSN
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
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New Mexico

New Mexico State University (Las Cruces, NM)
Program Name: Pathways BSN
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
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New York

Adelphi University (Garden City, NY)
Program Name: Accelerated BSN
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
American University of Beirut (New York, NY)
Program Name: BS-BSN
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
College of Mount Saint Vincent (Riverdale, NY)
Program Name: Accelerated Nursing Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Columbia University (New York, NY)
Program Name: Combined BS/MS (ETP) Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Concordia College New York (Bronxville, NY)
Program Name: Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Dominican College (Orangeburg, NY)
Program Name: Accelerated BSN (ABSN)
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Hartwick College (Oneonta, NY)
Program Name: Accelerated Summer Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
LIU Brooklyn (Brooklyn, NY)
Program Name: 15-month Accelerated BSN
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Molloy College (Rockville Centre, NY)
Program Name: Dual Degree Program (DDP)
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
New York University (New York, NY)
Program Name: BSN (15 Month Accelerated Progression)
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Niagara University (Lewiston, NY)
Program Name: Accelerated BSN
Pace University (Pleasantville, NY)
Program Name: Accelerated Combined Degree Program (CDP)
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center (Brooklyn, NY)
Program Name: 15 Month Accelerated BS
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Stony Brook University (Stony Brook, NY)
Program Name: 12 Month Accelerated
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
SUNY-Binghamton (Binghamton, NY)
Program Name: Baccalaureate Accelerated Track (BAT) Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
The College of New Rochelle (New Rochelle, NY)
Program Name: Second Degree
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
The Sage Colleges (Troy, NY)
Program Name: BS in Nursing for Second Degree Students
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University at Buffalo - SUNY (Buffalo, NY)
Program Name: Accelerated BS Option, Bachelor of Science in Nursing (online)
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Rochester (Rochester, NY)
Program Name: Accelerated Bachelor's for Non-Nurses (ABPNN)
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Wagner College (Staten Island, NY)
Program Name: Second Degree BSN
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
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North Carolina

Duke University (Durham, NC)
Program Name: Accelerated BSN
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
North Carolina A & T State University (Greensboro, NC)
Program Name: Accelerated BSN Option for 2nd Degree Students
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
North Carolina Central University (Durham, NC)
Program Name: Accelerated BSN
Accreditation: ACEN
Queens University of Charlotte (Charlotte, NC)
Program Name: Accelerated BSN
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC)
Program Name: ABSN
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Western Carolina University (Cullowhee, NC)
Program Name: Accelerated BSN (ABSN)
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Winston-Salem State University (Winston-Salem, NC)
Program Name: Accelerated BSN
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
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North Dakota

University of North Dakota (Grand Forks, ND)
Program Name: Accelerated BSN
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
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Ohio

Ashland University (Ashland, OH)
Program Name: Accelerated BSN
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Capital University (Columbus, OH)
Program Name: Nursing Accelerated
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Cleveland State University (Cleveland, OH)
Program Name: Accelerated BSN
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Kent State University (Kent, OH)
Program Name: Accelerated Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
MedCentral College of Nursing (Mansfield, OH)
Program Name: Accelerated BSN
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Mount Carmel College of Nursing (Columbus, OH)
Program Name: Second Degree
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Akron (Akron, OH)
Program Name: Accelerated BSN
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Ursuline College (Pepper Pike, OH)
Program Name: Accelerated Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Walsh University (North Canton, OH)
Program Name: Accelerated BSN
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
Wright State University (Dayton, OH)
Program Name: BEACON
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Xavier University (Cincinnati, OH)
Program Name: Accelerated BSN
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Oklahoma

Oklahoma City University (Oklahoma City, OK)
Program Name: Bachelors to BSN
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
University of Oklahoma Health Science Center (Oklahoma City, OK)
Program Name: Accelerated BSN
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
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Oregon

Linfield College (Portland, OR)
Program Name: Accelerated BSN
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Oregon Health & Science University (Portland, OR)
Program Name: Accelerated BS
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
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Pennsylvania

DeSales University (Center Valley, PA)
Program Name: Accelerated BSN
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
Drexel University (Philadelphia, PA)
Program Name: BSN Accelerated Career Entry (ACE)
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Duquesne University (Pittsburgh, PA)
Program Name: Second Degree BSN
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Eastern University (Saint Davids, PA)
Program Name: BSNTwo Second Degree Nursing
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania (Edinboro, PA)
Program Name: Innovative Nursing
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Gwynedd-Mercy College (Gwynedd Valley, PA)
Program Name: Weekend Nursing Option
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
La Salle University (Philadelphia, PA)
Program Name: ACHIEVE
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Misericordia University (Dallas, PA)
Program Name: Second Degree
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Pennsylvania State University (University Park, PA)
Program Name: Accelerated RN to BS Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Robert Morris University (Pittsburgh, PA)
Program Name: Second Degree Track
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Thomas Jefferson University (Philadelphia, PA)
Program Name: FACT Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
Program Name: Second Degree
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, PA)
Program Name: Accelerated 2nd Degree BSN
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Villanova University (Villanova, PA)
Program Name: BSNExpress
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Waynesburg University (Waynesburg, PA)
Program Name: Nursing as a Second Degree
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
West Chester University of Pennsylvania (West Chester, PA)
Program Name: Advance2BSN
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
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Rhode Island

Rhode Island College (Providence, RI)
Program Name: Basic Baccalaureate Program for Second Degree, BSN for Second Degree Candidates
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
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South Carolina

Medical University of South Carolina (Charleston, SC)
Program Name: Accelerated BSN
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
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South Dakota

South Dakota State University (Brookings, SD)
Program Name: Accelerated Option
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Sioux Falls (Sioux Falls, SD)
Program Name: Accelerated Second Degree BSN
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
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Tennessee

Belmont University (Nashville, TN)
Program Name: Accelerated BSN
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Cumberland University (Lebanon, TN)
Program Name: Accelerated BSN
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
East Tennessee State University (Johnson City, TN)
Program Name: BSN for Second Degree Students
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
South College (Nashville, TN)
Program Name: BS Nursing (Accelerated)
Union University (Jackson, TN)
Program Name: Accelerated BSN
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Memphis (Memphis, TN)
Program Name: BSN - Accelerated
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
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Texas

Baylor University (Dallas, TX)
Program Name: FastBacc Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Texas A&M Health Science Center (College Station, TX / Round Rock, TX)
Program Name: Second Degree Accelerated BSN
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (Corpus Christi, TX)
Program Name: Accelerated BSN
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Texas Christian University (Fort Worth, TX)
Program Name: Accelerated BSN Track
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (Lubbock, TX)
Program Name: Second Degree Web Based BSN (online)
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
The University of Texas at El Paso (El Paso, TX)
Program Name: BSN Fast Track
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
The University of Texas at Tyler (Tyler, TX)
Program Name: Accelerated Nursing BSN Degree
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (Houston, TX)
Program Name: Accelerated Second Degree BSN (Bacc2)
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (San Antonio, TX)
Program Name: Accelerated BSN, Non Nursing Background to BSN
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (Galveston, TX)
Program Name: Accelerated BACC2
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Houston-Victoria (Victoria, TX)
Program Name: Second Degree BSN
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (Belton, TX)
Program Name: Accelerated BSN
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
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Utah

University of Utah (Salt Lake City, UT)
Program Name: Accelerated Baccalaureate
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
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Virginia

Eastern Mennonite University (Harrisonburg, VA)
Program Name: Second Degree
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Hampton University (Hampton, VA)
Program Name: Accelerated Program
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
Liberty University (Lynchburg, VA)
Program Name: Summer Accelerated Nursing Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Lynchburg College (Lynchburg, VA)
Program Name: Second Degree (B.A./ B.S.) Accelerated Nursing
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Marymount University (Arlington, VA)
Program Name: Accelerated BSN
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Norfolk State University (Norfolk, VA)
Program Name: Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing: Second Degree
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
Old Dominion University (Norfolk, VA)
Program Name: Pre-licensure BSN
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Shenandoah University (Winchester, VA)
Program Name: Accelerated Second Degree-BSN
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond, VA)
Program Name: Accelerated BS
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
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Washington

University of Washington (Seattle, WA)
Program Name: Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN)
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
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West Virginia

West Virginia University (Morgantown, WV)
Program Name: BS/BA to BSN
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Wheeling Jesuit University (Wheeling, WV)
Program Name: Accelerated BSN
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
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Wisconsin

Bellin College of Nursing (Green Bay, WI)
Program Name: 15-Month Accelerated Option
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Edgewood College (Madison, WI)
Program Name: Accelerated BSN
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (Eau Claire, WI)
Program Name: Accelerated Program BSN
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (Oshkosh, WI)
Program Name: Accelerated Online Bachelor's to BSN (online)
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
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Wyoming

University of Wyoming (Laramie, WY)
Program Name: BRAND (Accelerated BSN)
Accreditation: CCNE accredited