Accelerated BS in Nursing

From helping bring new babies into the world to reviving patients in the ER, nurses work in every corner of the medical profession, caring for people at every stage of life.

Curriculum and Requirements

Accelerated BSN Curriculum

The BSN degree under this track is 127 credits, including: prerequisites, general education requirements and nursing courses, which are distributed as follows:

Course List
Nursing Course Prerequisites:15
Anatomy & Physiology I & II with labs
Microbiology with lab
General Education Courses51
Total Nursing Credits61
Total Credits127

Graduates are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN® examination, and qualify for entry-level nursing positions or graduate study. Those students contemplating applying for graduate study in nursing at Quinnipiac should refer to the Graduate Studies section of the catalog.


Admission requirements include graduation from a regionally accredited college or university with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 (B) and completion of prerequisite course work. All prerequisite courses must be taken within the last five years with a grade of C or better and must be completed prior to entering the accelerated track.

Please note that admission is competitive and that meeting the minimum admission standards does not guarantee admission.

The application worksheet offers guidance on the application process, including helping to collect and organize the information required for a complete application. The worksheet is not the application, nor is it part of the application. It is merely a guide to help you complete Accelerated BSN for Second Degree online application.


Quinnipiac's bachelor's degree in nursing offers theoretical and clinical education as well as preparation for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN®). The BSN program at Quinnipiac University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

Quinnipiac's nursing program is also endorsed by the American Holistic Nurses' Certification Corporation.

Graduates are eligible to take a national exam to become Board Certified as a Holistic Nurse.