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FAST TRACK into the Nursing Profession with ACCEL-RN

A 15-month program designed for individuals who want to pursue a career in nursing and already have a bachelor's or higher degree in a non-nursing major.



Wilson School of Nursing is pleased to offer an innovative approach to nursing education called ACCEL-RN, an accelerated second-degree prelicensure BSN program. Building on previous learning and work experience, ACCEL-RN transitions individuals with non-nursing baccalaureate degrees to the discipline of nursing.  Students are selected in the spring through a competitive selection process.  This program will admit students in the summer semester through a competitive selection process, and courses begin full-time in the Summer I semester, continuing full time in the fall, spring, and summer semesters. Graduates of this program are prepared to take the licensure examination (NCLEX) to become a registered nurse.

The undergraduate curriculum includes general education courses which provide a foundation for understanding physiological, psychosocial, political and economic factors that may affect a person’s health status. Nursing courses prepare the BSN graduate to provide holistic nursing care in a variety of complex environments in order to enhance the optimal health of individuals, families, groups, and communities. 

Student Learning Outcomes (Accelerated pre-licensure BSN program)

Graduates will:

  1. Perform nursing skills essential for professional practice.
  2. Administer medications using techniques that ensure patient safety.
  3. Communicate therapeutically within the nurse-patient relationship.
  4. Develop clinical judgment and decision-making skills.