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Accelerated 2nd Degree BSN Program

What is it Like to Earn a 2nd Degree BSN?

Hear graduates of our Accelerated Second Degree BSN program talk about their experiences earning a BSN in 12 months.

The Accelerated 2nd Degree BSN Program at Thomas Edison State University in New Jersey is a 12-month Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program designed for adults who have earned a completed bachelor's degree (non-nursing) prior to acceptance and who are interested in becoming registered nurses. This is an intense, full-time program that prepares graduates for the National Council Licensure Exam for RNs (NCLEX). Due to the rigorous nature of this full-time program, outside employment is strongly discouraged.

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Program Highlights


Tuition is $38,250, made in quarterly payments. Students are billed in four quarterly installments. Students accepted into the program must make a $500 non-refundable deposit within one week of acceptance to confirm their space; the deposit is applied directly toward their first quarterly tuition payment.

NOTE: All tuition and fees listed here were approved on June 7, 2019 by the Board of Trustees of Thomas Edison State University and are effective with registration for the August 2019 term. Tuition and fees are subject to change. Tuition and fees for courses and examinations for the nursing and general education requirements taken at other institutions will be the student's responsibility.

Financial aid and financial aid packages are availabe for our Accelerated 2nd Degree BSN Program after admission into the program. Learn about Financial Aid

For more information about the Accelerated 2nd Degree BSN Program, contact us at (609) 633-6460 or

Application Deadlines

April Cohort: Completed application and supporting documents must be received by February 1.

October Cohort: Completed application and supporting documents must be received by July 1.

Accelerated 2nd Degree BSN Scholarship Available

Helene Fuld Health Trust Scholarship

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Helene Loeb

Helene Loeb, BSHS

"Thomas Edison really prepared me to become a leader and interact as well as instruct and support the nurses that are out on the unit..."

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