Here's what I've picked up from a pretty reliable source....a senior level educational dean at another nursing school:
Seton Hall's Accelerated BSN apparently has a fairly low NCLEX pass rate....both they and UMDNJ's Accel Program are among the lowest in NJ. Also, Seton Hall is supposed to stop offering an Accel BSN, and instead, offer some type of Accelerated Master's in Nursing----BUT that will require them extending their program from the current 15-16 months, to close to another year. Am unsure of the exact degree, other than it's some type of "Clinical Nurse Leader"-type Master's Degree in Nursing. And, at some point students will still need to pass the NCLEX, to get licensed as an RN.
Some questions: at the price of Seton Hall....is this plan really "viable"?? Also, what hospital is going to hire a Master's-prepared "Clinical Nurse Leader", most of whom probably WILL NOT want to take a "regular Staff RN" patient assignment?? Ya gotta wonder....what are these academic administrator's thinking??