Accelerated BSN Program for Second Degree Students

Program Contact:  Claire Puzarne 203-582-6574

The Accelerated BSN 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 the individual’s prior educational preparation, and the degree is completed in one calendar year, with start dates in August and January. Students concentrate solely on nursing courses during the one-year program. The curriculum is framed using The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Essentials of Baccalaureate Education.

The accelerated BSN must be pursued on a full-time basis and consists of one full calendar year. The January start date offers night, weekend, online and hybrid classes, labs and clinicals, while the August start date offers a more traditional schedule.