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Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree Program
(This program is only offered in the Summer each year)
The Accelerated BS in Nursing Program is open only to applicants who have earned a baccalaureate degree, in any discipline, by the date of enrollment and who have met prerequisite and admission requirements by the start of registration.
This is a 15-month, full-time, program that prepares beginning practitioners to assume a variety of roles in different settings. Admitted students will complete 60 credits of concentrated nursing courses in residence at Downstate, after transferring in 65 credits, to qualify for the BS degree.
The program provides a sequence of professional nursing development that proceeds from (1) understanding the theoretical basis for professional nursing practice — to (2) acquiring knowledge and skills for professional nursing practice — to (3) applying knowledge and skills to the practice of nursing.
Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). Upon passing this exam, graduates will have the license to practice as registered nurses.
Individuals wishing to pursue advanced study will then be eligible to apply for admission to any of our four College of Nursing Master of Science Degree Programs namely, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Midwifery, or Nurse Anesthesia. Please refer to the Graduate Nursing Admissions Requirements section for program specific information on admission.