Accelerated nursing programs are available to people who already hold a bachelor's degree in an unrelated field and wish to enter the nursing profession. Also known as direct entry programs, entrants to these "second degree" nursing candidates have become more numerous in recent years as have the educational programs to meet their needs. For those seeking a bachelor's degree in nursing prior to sitting for the RN exam an accelerated program usually takes twelve to eighteen months.
Campus and Online Schools
CCNE-Accredited Master of Science in Nursing Programs
With over 80 years of academic achievements, Jacksonville University is a traditional, longstanding institution consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of America's best colleges.
Sacred Heart University Online
Wilkes University’s School of Nursing offers CCNE-accredited online degrees and certificate programs ideal for working health care professionals, instructed by experienced, respected faculty dedicated to mentoring and personalized support for every student.