future students
alumnae
parents
faculty
ursuline college
Ursuline Athletics @Ursulinearrows   Track Announces Signing of Stephanie Patton to Class of 2016
Accelerated BSN Program for Second Degree Students

The Breen School of Nursing at Ursuline College offers an accelerated degree program for second-degree students. The Accelerated BSN degree option is designed for students who hold a baccalaureate degree in another major and who are interested in pursuing a degree in nursing. The program includes all the courses of a fully approved and accredited traditional BSN program, but they are offered in a concentrated period of time. After successful completion of the program, students receive a BSN degree and are eligible to sit for the RN licensing exam (NCLEX). Ursuline College currently has NCLEX first time pass rates well above state and national averages.

Initially, classes are held on campus four days a week from 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. After the nonclinical classes are completed, two 9 to 12 hour days are spent in clinicals at various hospitals in the Cleveland area and two in the classroom setting. Clinicals may be held in the morning or evening depending on placement.

Did You Know That our Second Degree Accelerated BSN Program Offers:

  • A 15 month program  
  • Smaller class sizes and clinical groups offering more personal attention   
  • Dedicated education units providing one on one  clinical experiences at the Cleveland Clinic and University Hospital systems
  • A curriculum that integrates communication, problem-solving, and values-based decision making 
  • Cutting-edge education in healthcare economics and leadership practice leading to 100% job placement  at top nationally ranked healthcare institutions
  • Opportunities for employment at top area hospitals with magnet status who are eager to recruit Ursuline Students   


Second Degree Accelerated BSN Program Minimum Admission Requirements:

  • A minimum of a 2.5 GPA in first undergraduate degree for application consideration  
  • A grade of C or better in all prerequisite courses (Anatomy & Physiology, Microbiology, Chemistry, Math, Nutrition, Sociology, Psychology, Lifespan Development)
  • A minimum of a 2.5 cumulative GPA in the lab sciences [Anatomy & Physiology (8 credits), Chemistry (Inorganic, Organic, and Biochemistry), Microbiology and Math]
  • Science courses are to be no older than seven years; if older, they must be retaken
  • All prerequisite courses must be completed before the start of the ABSN program. PH 260 and US 401 will be completed at Ursuline College concurrent with the nursing course of study
  • All prerequisites can be taken off campus, and official transcripts must be received before starting nursing courses

Heidelberg students please click here.

Second Degree Accelerated BSN applicants must:

  • Clearly meet all Ursuline College admission criteria 
  • Supply proof of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university 
  • Have earned a minimum GPA of 2.5 in the first degree program provide a letter of recommendation, personal statement, or resume. 

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis for cohorts that begin in January, May, and August of each year. Cohorts generally fill a year ahead of time. Applications will be considered for the open cohort regardless of desired start date. A minimum of 8 credits of prerequisite laboratory science must be completed at the time of application to Ursuline College. Prerequisite science courses are: *Anatomy & Physiology I and II, *Chemistry (Inorganic, Organic, and Biochemistry), *Microbiology

Meeting minimum admission requirements does not guarantee acceptance into The Breen School of Nursing. The strongest candidates will have an academic history of successful course completion with no repeated courses or multiple withdrawals.

Limited seats available; a $250 nonrefundable deposit is required to secure a seat in the cohort.


**Required Prerequisite Courses

Courses

Credits

Anatomy and Physiology

4, 4

Chemistry (Inorganic, Organic, and Biochemistry)

4, 4

Microbiology

4

Math

3

Human Nutrition

3

General Psychology

3

Intro. to Sociology

3

Lifespan Development

3


**Ursuline Studies courses (Ursuline College Core Curriculum) must be taken at Ursuline College.

Courses

Credits

US 401: Culminating Seminar

3

PH 260: Bioethics

3


**This is a fifteen month program. Nursing courses are scheduled and completed in a cohort fashion.

Sophomore Courses

Credits

NR 215: Foundations of Holistic Nursing Practice

3

NR 235: HNP: Health Assessment

2

NR 245: Holistic Nursing Practice

4

NR 205: Pathophysiologic Foundations                 for Nursing Practice

3

NR 255: Prof. Nursing Practice with Adults (I)

NR 265: Evidenced Based Prof. Nursing Practice

NR 275: Pharmacology and Therapeutics

5

2

3

 



Junior Courses



Credits

NR 325: Prof. Nursing Practice with Adults (II)

6

NR 335: Clinical PNP with Adults (II)

4

NR 345: PNP: Family -Child-bearing/Child-rearing

4

NR 355: Clinical PNP: Family

BI 220: Human Genetics and Genomics

4

3

 



Senior Courses



Credits

NR 435: Health Care Policy and Global Health

3

NR 445: Complex Psychiatric PNP

3

NR 455: Prof. Nursing Practice with Adults (III)

4

NR 465: Prof. Nursing Leadership: Theory

3

NR 404: Integrative Clinical Experience

5