By the Numbers
Nurses assess health problems, develop plans for patient care and educate patients on disease prevention. With an expected shortfall of 1 million nurses by 2020, and nurses absorbing more responsibilities, career opportunities have never been greater. Nurses are in demand not only in acute and primary care settings, but also in new and growing fields, such as nursing informatics, which involves using patient data to improve the quality of care.
Our program is designed for individuals with a bachelor’s degree in another discipline, who are interested in pursuing nursing as a second bachelor’s degree. The curriculum builds on your prior educational preparation, and the degree is completed in twelve months, starting in August with students concentrating solely on nursing courses.
Our program prepares you to be an integral member of the health care team and a transformational leader in the field. You’ll graduate with the knowledge and expertise to advance your education with a master’s or doctor of nursing practice degree.
In their Words
Curriculum and Requirements
Accelerated BSN Curriculum
The BSN degree under this program is 127 credits, including: prerequisites, general education requirements and nursing courses, which are distributed as follows:
|Nursing Course Prerequisites:||15|
Anatomy & Physiology I & II with labs
Microbiology with lab
|Transfer Credit from Previous Bachelor's Degree||51|
|Total Nursing Credits||61|
|Professional Component Nursing Courses|
|Core Concepts in Nursing|
|Nursing Science and Information Literacy|
|Health Promotion and Wellness|
|Core Nursing Practicum|
|Care of Women, Newborns and Families|
|Care of Children and Families|
|Women, Children and Families Practicum|
|Care of Adults with Complex Health Needs I|
|Adult Care Practicum I|
|Pathophysiology and Pharmacotherapy I|
|Holistic Nursing Integration Lab I|
|Holistic Nursing Integration Lab II|
|Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing|
|Psychiatric-Mental Health Practicum|
|Research and Evidence-Based Nursing Practice|
|Care of Adults with Complex Health Needs II|
|Adult Care Practicum II|
|Pathophysiology and Pharmacotherapy II|
|Community and Public Health Nursing|
|Community and Public Health Nursing Practicum|
|Holistic Nursing Integration Lab III|
|Contemporary Issues and Roles in Nursing|
|Capstone Seminar Lab|
|Holistic Nursing Integration Lab IV|
The curriculum for the professional component is subject to modification as deemed necessary by the nursing faculty to provide students with the most meaningful educational experience and to remain current with professional standards and guidelines. Nursing courses must be taken in the sequence presented in the Accelerated BSN curriculum and students must successfully complete one semester before progressing to the next.
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.
Additional course details
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Applicants must use the Quinnipiac Application, available in August of each year, for admission to the Fall term of the following year.
The application deadline to apply for admission for Fall 2020 is January 13, 2020.
Candidates for accelerated nursing must already have a bachelor’s degree to apply.
Admission requirements include:
- Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university
- Cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 (B)
- 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 standard does not guarantee admission.