Accelerated Second Degree BSN Programs
(found programs from 245 schools)

If you already have a non-nursing degree, and are now considering entering the world of nursing, you've come to the right place. Thousands of people, just like you, are choosing nursing as a second career. BestNursingDegree.com has compiled a comprehensive list of all the accredited nursing degree programs that build upon your previous education. We’ve done the leg work, so you can focus on selecting the program that will best meet your educational goals.

Whether you are looking to enhance your earning potential, or if you simply desire a more satisfying career, obtaining a second degree that allows you to enter the nursing workforce can be a very rewarding decision. Additionally, nursing students who already possess a non-nursing degree are highly regarded, by both schools and prospective employers.

As the nursing shortage continues to grow, schools have responded by developing programs that build curriculum around the degree you already have, infusing the workforce with new nurses faster than traditional programs can. According to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), one of the most rapidly expanding segments of nursing education is the Accelerated or Second Degree Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN). This option is the fastest route to move from a non-nursing career to full licensure and practice as a Registered Nurse (RN).

We have already investigated the options for earning your second degree in nursing, and recommend that you request information from each of the featured schools below. These schools offer fast-track BSN programs that utilize both online and classroom curriculum, which is built upon the fact that you already have a degree. They accept students from all over the United States, and by submitting your information to the schools you can help kick start your path to earning your second degree, leading you to enter the nursing workforce in as little as 11-18 months.

Below is the most comprehensive listing on the web of accelerated second degree BSN programs, for non nurses with Bachelors degrees who want to become nurses. If you’re an RN looking for Bachelors completion programs, the page you want is either our RN to BSN program directory or our list of online RN to BSN programs.

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Characteristics of Second Degree Nursing Students

According to an AACN Fact Sheet, second degree nursing students tend to be highly motivated learners that demonstrate a maturity level and ability to incorporate clinical knowledge that is prized by both educators and employers. The background that non-nursing degree holders possess leads to well-rounded students and nurses that are able to incorporate past career and scholastic strengths into their nursing practice. Many people that are looking to nursing as a second degree often find themselves drawn to the role of Nurse Educators as well, building upon the solid base of education and experience they possess. If this sounds like you, you may want to explore options for Direct Entry MSN programs as well.

As a general rule, nursing students that choose an Accelerated Program are willing and able to make a full time commitment to school. Just as it sounds, these nursing programs are intense in nature, compressing clinical and classroom work into a shorter time period than traditional programs, while building upon the solid educational foundation you already have. If you are excited about learning new skills, and possess the resources to attend classes full time, this route into the profession of nursing may be the perfect fit for you.

"The design of an accelerated second degree program of study is not just a faster version of the traditional program of study, but rather a unique program of study that recognizes and values the previous education, experience, knowledge, and abilities the second degree students bring with them” (Raines, 2010, ¶ 22).

The below featured schools were selected as they offer online components for degree completion, in addition to offering multiple locations to meet the clinical requirements of the programs. It’s recommended to request information from multiple schools, keeping in mind that these programs may allow for clinical components to be completed off campus, and may even partner with healthcare facilities near you. These schools offer a direct route to obtaining your BSN quickly, without sacrificing the quality of your education, as adding nurses to the ranks is the most effective way to remedy the urgent and increasing nursing shortage.

What are the Benefits of an Accelerated Second Degree BSN?

According to the 2010 HRSA Report on the Registered Nurse Population, the percentage of nursing students who possess an earned degree prior to beginning nursing school has been rising steadily over the last decade. (See Table 1.1 below)

Nurses with Degrees Prior to Initial Nursing Education (Table 1.1)

2000 2004 2008
13.3% 16.2% 21.7%
**Source: Data derived from 2000-2008 National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses

Considering the diverse opportunities within the field of nursing, along with the widely publicized, and ever growing nursing shortage, it is no surprise that many degree holding adults are leaving their current professions to become nurses. For adults considering a career change, minimizing the time spent training for a new job is of utmost importance. That is why many adults choose to enroll in an Accelerated or Second Degree BSN Program, taking advantage of programs that build upon previous learning experiences.

One of the major benefits of choosing an Accelerated BSN program is the speed with which you can obtain your BSN. Most programs offer completion in less than two years, which is half of the traditional time needed to earn a BSN. The fact that you already have a degree, though it may not be healthcare specific, means that you have taken many of the general studies and elective courses required of traditional BSN students. What could be better than building upon the education you have already invested in, while expanding your knowledge to enter one of the fastest growing job sectors in the nation?

We welcome you to join the thousands of students who are already expanding their career opportunities by obtaining a second degree in nursing! The Accelerated BSN Programs listed on this site are a great way to fast track into the diverse and ever-changing profession of nursing. If you have additional questions about nursing as a second degree, please request information from any of the schools listed on the Accelerated BSN or Direct Entry MSN pages, or email us at info@bestnursingdegree.com.

Expert Advice: Opinions on Second Degree Nursing & How Life Experience Can Enrich a Nursing Career

Nurse Teeny is a community health nurse for aging and disability services in her county. Before going into community health, she was a Critical Care RN Resident on a Progressive Care Unit. She is currently working on her MSN in Clinical Nurse Leadership and will graduate in May 2012. Nurse Teeny also maintains the blog, the Makings of a Nurse.

I had my entire medical career planned in junior high school, from the college I would attend - Stanford - to the academic track I needed for admission to medical school. I even knew my specialty: pediatric oncology. The greatest gift I have ever received, though, is a life that didn’t go as planned. I am not a pediatric oncologist, nor did I attend Stanford. I am a second-career nurse.

In high school, I was able to shadow a physician. My mentor had a warm bedside manner, but she admitted a sense of frustration over her limited time for hands-on patient care. The nurses I met, on the other hand, seemed to have much more contact with patients and families on an ongoing basis. I began to wonder whether nursing might be a better fit for me. Ultimately, I decided that I still had plenty of time to figure out my future, and when it came time to choose a college, I picked one for what it would offer me right then and there - an education that celebrated critical thinking and a love of learning.

I chose cultural anthropology for my major and gender studies for my concentration. For four years, I studied topics ranging from southern religion to the migration patterns of Homo erectus. I learned how to respectfully and intelligently disagree with those whose political or religious beliefs differed from my own. I realized that to successfully relate to people, I had to open my eyes and my mind and learn how to put aside personal differences in pursuit of mutual goals. This education has served me well in the multidisciplinary health care field, in which finding common ground requires collaboration, cooperation and often a healthy dose of humility.

After graduation I moved overseas on a postgraduate fellowship to observe the role of faith in West African health care settings. I came home and attended seminary on a challenge scholarship and explored my place in this world from the perspective of vocation. I worked in family support for individuals with developmental disabilities. All of these experiences resurrected that nagging voice from high school that I might belong in health care after all.

I realized I belonged specifically in nursing when I moved home to care for my father during the final months of his life. Throughout our family’s trials, my father’s nurses consistently advocated for us, coordinated care, and communicated with us. Through them I realized what a pivotal role a nurse could play in transforming a discouraging, terrifying experience, into a journey that was both tragic and life-affirming.

Had I attended nursing school as an undergraduate student, I would have eight years of clinical experience under my belt. I would most likely have landed my first job with less effort. Instead, I submitted 166 applications as a new grad last year in the midst of an economy that was unkind to new nurses. Do I regret it? Not on your life.

I have learned for the sake of learning, traveled, and explored my own faith. I have lived the role of family advocate. I have learned what it means to grieve and express genuine empathy.

There are many ways to become a nurse and to practice nursing - that is the beauty of this profession. But, nursing is a serious responsibility that requires technical, critical thinking and interpersonal skills. Was I ready at age 22 to shoulder the responsibilities of this career?

I certainly could have learned on the job - as many nurses have done successfully - but would I have loved it and appreciated it as much as I do now? Not a chance. Nor would I have developed the courage to challenge the status quo, the education and intellectual curiosity to seek out opportunities for continued learning, and the life experience to understand and appreciate the vulnerable human moments that I am invited into on a daily basis.


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Alabama

Auburn University at Montgomery (Auburn, AL)
Program Name: AND
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
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
Grand Canyon University (AM) (Phoenix, AZ)
Program Name: Fast-Track BSN Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Northern Arizona University (Flagstaff, AZ)
Program Name: Accelerated BSN
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
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Arkansas

Arkansas State University (Jonesboro, AR)
Program Name: Second Degree Accelerated BSN
Accreditation: NLNAC 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
California State University-San Marcos (San Marcos, CA)
Program Name: Accelerated BSN
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: NLNAC 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: NLNAC accredited
Regis University (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: NLNAC 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, NLNAC accredited
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Delaware

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

Catholic University of America (Washington, DC)
Program Name: Accelerated Degree BSN
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Georgetown University (Washington, DC)
Program Name: Accelerated Second Degree
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
Chamberlain College of Nursing (Jacksonville, FL)
Program Name: Second Degree BSN (Jacksonville, FL)
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
Miami Dade College (Miami, FL)
Program Name: Accelerated BSN
Accreditation: NLNAC 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 North Florida (Jacksonville, FL)
Program Name: Accelerated Prelicensure, Accelerated Prelicensure BSN
Accreditation: CCNE accredited, NLNAC 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: NLNAC 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: NLNAC accredited
Illinois State University (Normal, IL)
Program Name: Accelerated BSN
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Lewis University (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: NLNAC accredited
Olivet Nazarene University (Bourbonnais, IL)
Program Name: Accelerated Bachelors of Science in Nursing (online)
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Resurrection University (Oak Park, 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, NLNAC accredited
Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis (Indianapolis, IN)
Program Name: Second Degree BSN
Accreditation: NLNAC accredited
Indiana University-South Bend (South Bend, IN)
Program Name: Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN)
Program Name: Second Degree Accelerated BSN
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Purdue University-Calumet (Hammond, IN)
Program Name: Accelerated Second Degree
Accreditation: NLNAC accredited
Saint Mary's College (Notre Dame, IN)
Program Name: Accelerated Option
Accreditation: NLNAC accredited
Valparaiso University (Valparaiso, IN)
Program Name: Accelerated Option
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
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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: NLNAC 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: NLNAC accredited
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette (Lafayette, LA)
Program Name: Accelerated Option
Accreditation: CCNE 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: NLNAC accredited
Coppin State University (Baltimore, MD)
Program Name: Accelerated BSN
Accreditation: NLNAC accredited
Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD)
Program Name: Second Degree Option
Accreditation: CCNE accredited, NLNAC 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, NLNAC accredited
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Massachusetts

Curry College (Milton, MA)
Program Name: Accelerated BS
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (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: Direct Entry Nursing
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Regis College (Weston, MA)
Program Name: Part Time BS in Nursing program
Accreditation: NLNAC accredited
Simmons College (Boston, MA)
Program Name: Direct-Entry Program
Accreditation: CCNE 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: NLNAC accredited
Grand Valley State University (Grand Rapids, MI)
Program Name: Accelerated Second Degree BSN
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
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: NLNAC accredited
St. Cloud State University (St. Cloud, MN)
Program Name: Accelerated Nursing Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
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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: NLNAC 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: NLNAC 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

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (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: NLNAC accredited
Rutgers The State University of New Jersey-Newark (Newark, NJ)
Program Name: BS in Nursing for Second Degree Students
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Seton Hall University (South Orange, NJ)
Program Name: BSN (Second Degree)
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Thomas Edison State College (Trenton, NJ)
Program Name: Accelerated 2nd Degree BSN
University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey (Newark, NJ)
Program Name: Accelerated BSN
Accreditation: NLNAC accredited
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New Mexico

New Mexico State University (Las Cruces, NM)
Program Name: Pathways BSN
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of New Mexico (Albuquerque, NM)
Program Name: Second Degree Option
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
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Rochester (Rochester, NY)
Program Name: Accelerated Bachelor's for Non-Nurses (ABPNN)
Accreditation: CCNE accredited, NLNAC accredited
Wagner College (Staten Island, NY)
Program Name: Second Degree BSN
Accreditation: NLNAC 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: NLNAC accredited
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
Chamberlain College of Nursing (Columbus, OH)
Program Name: Second Degree BSN (Columbus, OH)
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
Ohio University (Athens, OH)
Program Name: Accelerated BSN
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: NLNAC accredited
Wright State University (Dayton, OH)
Program Name: BEACON
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
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Oklahoma

Oklahoma City University (Oklahoma City, OK)
Program Name: Bachelors to BSN
Accreditation: NLNAC accredited
University of Oklahoma Health Science Center (Oklahoma City, OK)
Program Name: Accelerated BSN
Accreditation: NLNAC 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: NLNAC accredited
Drexel University (Philadelphia, PA)
Program Name: BSN Accelerated Career Entry (ACE)
Accreditation: CCNE accredited, NLNAC 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: NLNAC 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: NLNAC accredited
East Tennessee State University (Johnson City, TN)
Program Name: BSN for Second Degree Students
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Union University (Jackson, TN)
Program Name: Accelerated BSN
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Memphis (Memphis, TN)
Program Name: BSN - Accelerated
Accreditation: CCNE accredited, NLNAC accredited
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Texas

Baylor University (Dallas, TX)
Program Name: FastBacc Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Chamberlain College of Nursing (Houston, TX)
Program Name: Second Degree BSN (Houston, TX)
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 State University-San Marcos (Round Rock, TX)
Program Name: Second Degree BSN
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (Lubbock, TX)
Program Name: Second Degree Web Based BSN (online)
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Texas Woman's University (Dallas, TX / Denton, TX / Houston, TX)
Program Name: Fast Track BS
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
The University of Texas at Arlington (Arlington, TX)
Program Name: Bachelor of Science in Nursing
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 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
George Mason University (Fairfax, VA)
Program Name: Accelerated BSN Pathway
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
George Washington University (Ashburn, VA)
Program Name: Second Degree BSN
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Hampton University (Hampton, VA)
Program Name: Accelerated Program
Accreditation: NLNAC 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, NLNAC 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: NLNAC 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