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Accelerated BSN

Union University School of Nursing offers a 15 month Bachelor of Science in Nursing Accelerated (BSNA) degree track for non-nurses who have a bachelor's degree in another field or are at least 24 years of age and have completed general educational requirements but did not previously complete a bachelor's degree.

Are You Eligible? Admission Criteria

ALL applicants:

  • GPA of 3.0 for the last 60 hours of coursework
  • Grades of C or higher required for all Natural Science, Social Science, Math & English courses
  • IMPORTANT UPDATE EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY: All applicants MUST complete all requirements and prerequisite coursework by the end of August for each Spring cohort and by the end of May for each Fall cohort unless in progress courses are being completed at Union University. All final admissions documents MUST be received by October 15 for the Spring cohorts and July 1 for the Fall cohorts.
  • If you are not a U.S. citizen, an international application must be completed and submitted with the BSN application.
    • All international transcripts must be evaluated by an accredited evaluating agency found at the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services' website: www.naces.org

Please note - Below is a list of the required prerequisites and general education for ALL applicants. We prefer these courses be completed prior to the application deadline. However, these courses may be "in progress" as of the application deadline.

Required Pre-requisites

Applicants WITH an earned bachelor degree in another field:

BIO 221: Anatomy & Physiology (within last 5 years) 4 hours
BIO 222: Anatomy & Physiology II (within last 5 years) 4 hours
PSY 213: General Psychology 3 hours

Applicants WITHOUT an earned bachelor degree in another field

  • General Education requirements must be completed
  • Age 24 or older
  • ACT Score of 20 or higher
Christian Studies (Old Testament Survey & New Testament Survey) 6 hours
English Composition I & II 6 hours
Humanities - (3 HRS must be Literature) 9 hours
Mathematics (Statistics - included in curriculum) 3 hours
Computer Science 2 hours
Laboratory Sciences
Anatomy & Physiology I & II (must be taken within 5 years of beginning the nursing cohort)
14/15 hours
Social Sciences (Includes 3 HRS History, General Psychology & Developmental Psychology - which is part of curriculum) 9 hours
Electives:
  • Lower Level Electives (100-200 Level Courses) 13/14 Hours
  • Upper Level Electives (300-400 Level Courses) 6 Hours
19/20 hours

2014-2015 Tuition Rates

Program Offerings and Priority Deadlines

The Accelerated BSN program is designed to complete a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in just 15 months. The admission criteria will differ for those with a bachelor's degree and for those applicants without a bachelor's degree. (Please see admission criteria for complete details).

Program offerings are available on all Union campuses including Jackson, Germantown and Hendersonville. Priority Application Deadlines vary by campus.

Jackson and Germantown Campuses: Admits once per year - Fall Semester start only

  • Priority Application Deadlines - December 1 & February 1
  • Fall Cohort begins in August each year

Hendersonville Campus: Admits twice per year - Spring Semester and Fall Semester start dates

  • Spring Semester: Priority Application Deadline - June 1 & August 1
  • Fall Semester: Priority Application Deadlines - December 1 & February 1
(Acceptance is based on a rolling admission process; therefore, applicants are encouraged to apply early. While a "priority deadline" may be listed, applicants may still be considered until the class is full.)

The Accelerated BSN track is a full-time course of study that prevents one from working.

Curriculum Model

Session 1 (16 Weeks)

BIO 201 Microbiology (1st Accelerated Term) 4
NUR 306 Scientific Writing (1st Accelerated Term) 1
BIO 300 Pathophysiology (2nd Accelerated Term)
(Must be taken within 5 years of beginning nursing courses)
3
NUR 302 Foundations of Pharmacology (2nd Accelerated Term) 1
NUR 419 Issues in Professional Nursing 3
PSY 219 Developmental Psychology 3
MAT 114 Elementary Statistics & Probability 3

Session 2 (5 weeks)

NUR 309 Skills Practicum 3
NUR 310 Health Assessment 3
NUR 408 Pharmacology I 2

Session 3 (8 weeks)

NUR 309 Skills Practicum (Completion of Practicum) 0
NUR 409 Pharmacology II 2
NUR 307 Accelerated Foundations of Nursing 5

Session 4 (8 weeks)

NUR 418 Childrearing (Pediatrics) 5
NUR 423 Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing 5

Session 5 (6 weeks)

NUR 318 Childbearing (OB) 5
NUR 330 Nursing Research 3

Session 6 (6 weeks)

NUR 421 Adult Health I 6

Session 7 (16 weeks)

NUR 425 Adult Health II 6
NUR 430 Leadership & Management 4
NUR 440 Community Health Nursing 5
NUR 499 Senior Seminar 1

Total Credit Hours: 73

Contact Information

Admissions Checklist

  1. Application: All non-traditional nursing students must complete the Union University School of Nursing Supplemental and NursingCAS applications only. You are not required to apply to the university separately. NursingCAS (Phone: 617-612-2880 Email: nursingcasinfo@nursingcas.org) AND Supplemental Application Packet (.pdf)
  2. Read and sign the Community Values Statement and Standards of Admissions. Both signed pages must be received by the School of Nursing Admissions. (part of Supplemental Application Packet)
  3. Application Fee: The Union University application fee is $50 and is non-refundable. You have the option to pay online by credit card. You may also pay by check or money order with your supplemental application. The NursingCAS application fee is $45 and is non-refundable. You have the option to pay online via the NursingCAS website.
  4. Transcripts: Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions must be submitted directly through NursingCAS. Please do not send transcripts for non-traditional nursing programs to Undergraduate Admissions. Transcripts must be received by NursingCAS in a sealed envelope from all previous academic institutions attended. NursingCAS only accepts transcripts through July 1 for each admissions cycle. Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions must be sent to:
    • NursingCAS
      P.O. Box 9201
      Watertown, MA 02471
  5. Reference Forms: Two reference forms are required from individuals who can attest to your academic ability and/or self-discipline to excel in the Accelerated BSN program. Reference forms are a part of the NuringCAS application.
  6. Personal Statement: Complete the personal statement found on NursingCAS. Your personal statement should be a brief explanation of your personal career goals and reflect your interest in the field of nursing.
  7. If you are not a U.S. citizen, an international application must be completed and submitted with the BSN application. All international transcripts must be evaluated by an accredited evaluating agency found at the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services' website: www.naces.org
  8. Applications which are incomplete by the application deadlines will be considered ineligible for admission.


*Please allow 2-4 weeks after application packet has been submitted to be received in the Office of Admissions and up to 2 weeks to process application. Applicant will be notified by email when application has been processed.

*Please note: If you are applying to the Traditional 4-year BSN program, please contact Undergraduate Admissions at 731-661-5100.

*Upon acceptance into the program, the following items must be completed:

  • Current CPR certification (Must be American Heart Association)
  • Physical exam form & immunization record
  • Clear urine drug screen
  • Clear criminal background check
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