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Accelerated Nursing Programs


Hi all!

I am currently a junior at the University of Delaware and am interested in applying to accelerated nursing programs for fall 2016. I currently have a 3.6 cumulative GPA and will most likely have a 3.7 pre-requisite GPA. I have 2 years of experience volunteering and shadowing at hospitals. I am from Massachusetts but am open to applying anywhere in the US. Does anyone have any suggestions on programs that would fit my statistics? Thank you!

verene, MSN

Specializes in mental health / psychiatic nursing.

Accelerated programs - assuming you are looking at accelerated bachelors programs are for students who already have a prior BA/BS degree completed and are going back for a second career. Look at applying to regular BSN programs in your area/across U.S. if you want to go to nursing school. It will likely add one extra year to your graduation date if you are currently working towards a degree in a different field, but that is the same amount of time as finishing your BA/BS and then going back to school for the accelerated program - and it's typically cheaper to just go straight through.


Specializes in Critical care.

Why not switch majors now and save yourself time and money? even if you end up graduating later than you would have liked, it's better than going back. Take it from someone who is IN an accelerated program.

windsurfer8, BSN

Specializes in Psych/Military Nursing. Has 14 years experience.

You have a high enough GPA to apply to any you want. I did mine in the DC area. You need to look at costs..costs of living..where you want to be. For me LIVING in Arlington VA was as expensive as school. Also start knocking out the pre reqs..most schools vary, but standards are Chem1 and 2 w/lab. Statistics and AP1 and AP2/w lab. Microbiology. Then you are ahead of the game.

Look up the top ABSN programs in the country. There is a list with the top 100 or something like that.