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Accelerated 2nd Degree BSN Program (BSNA)

Accelerated BSN Program (BSNA)

This 15-month Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program is designed for adults who are interested in becoming registered nurses.

It is an intense, full-time program that prepares graduates for the National Council Licensure Exam for RNs (NCLEX) as well as employment in nursing upon graduation.

Program Highlights
  • Hybrid program with online and on-campus courses.
  • On-campus courses are held at Thomas Edison State University in Trenton, New Jersey (free parking available).
  • Clinical experiences are held at several facilities in the local New Jersey area.
  • Students also take 9 graduate credits during the course of the program which can then be applied toward a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN).

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Tuition is $38,824, and payments are broken up by term. 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 5, 2020 by the Board of Trustees of Thomas Edison State University and are effective with registration for the August 2020 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 available for our Accelerated BSN Program after admission into the program. Learn More about Financial Aid

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*Please note: BSNA Handbook is applicable for students enrolled in the following cohorts: October 2019-2020, April 2020-2021, October 2020-2021. Prospective students interested in the May 2021-2023 Cohort and future cohorts follow these program requirements and admissions processes.

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