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Accelerated BSN Program Details

For Applicants Who Already Possess a Bachelor’s Degree

As an applicant to the Accelerated BSN Program who has already earned a bachelor’s degree, you are on a direct route to NCLEX-RN licensure and will be enrolled in the BSN Prep Program where you will fulfill the Accelerated BSN Program prerequisites listed below. All prerequisite courses can be completed at TESU.

The Prep Program is not a degree program, rather, you will be admitted as non-matriculating student while you can complete your pre-admission requirements for the Accelerated BSN Program. Please contact a W. Cary Edwards School of Nursing advisor who will help guide you through this portion of the enrollment process. Once you complete the Prep Program, you will be considered for admission to the Accelerated BSN Program. There are no time limits on fulfilling prerequisite course requirements, however, they must be completed prior to acceptance into the Accelerated BSN program.

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This 60-credit full-time nursing program enables non-nurses to complete a Bachelor of Science degree in 15 months. The program is comprised of:

  • 26 credits of online courses
  • 34 credits of on-campus courses
  • 1 day of clinical experience each week

The course calendar for the BSNA program is:

Term Courses
1 Hybrid: Online:
2 Hybrid: Online:
3 Hybrid: Online:
  • N/A
4 Hybrid: Online:
5 Hybrid: Online:
6 Hybrid: Online:
7 Hybrid: Online:
8 Hybrid: Online:

*These graduate-level courses give students nine graduate credits that will apply to the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree requirements at Thomas Edison State University upon acceptance to that degree program. Students planning on advancing their degree into the MSN program must get a B or better in these courses. Accelerated BSN students may apply to the MSN program after successful completion of the BSN program and passing the NCLEX-RN®.

  1. Submit Your Application

    A complete application must include the following supporting documents:

    1. all official transcripts
    2. contact information for two references (academic and/or professional)
    3. a current resume
    4. a personal statement (approximately 500 words explaining a) why you'd like to be a nurse, b) why you chose TESU, c) why you should be accepted, and d) anything else the Admissions Committee should know)
    5. official ATI TEAS Exam Score Report

    Submit your reference contact information on your application. Submit your current resume and personal statement. Find out how to submit your transcripts.

    Make sure to complete your application by the application deadline:

    • May cohorts: February 1st
    • September cohorts: June 1st
  2. Application Review Appointment Once your application materials and transcripts have been reviewed, our Program Advisor will contact you to discuss your next steps. You may need to complete a few requirements or you may be ready to interview with the Admissions Committee.
  3. Admissions Committee Review and Interview Once your application is complete, the Admissions Committee will review your file. If you meet the requirements of the Accelerated BSN Program, you will be invited to interview with the Admissions Committee.

    Please note: a completed application does not guarantee you an interview invitation. Additionally, an interview does not guarantee you admission into the program.

    Applications are reviewed and interviews are scheduled all year. Acceptance into a program cohort is on a first come, first serve basis. Applicants who are accepted into the program after the maximum number of cohort seats has been filled will be invited to join the next program cohort.

Before taking any courses, make sure to contact our Program Advisor at There are no time limits on prerequisite courses. All prerequisite course and general education requirement credits must be completed prior to acceptance into the program.

Prerequisite Course Required Credits Required Grade Test for Credit?
Anatomy and Physiology 1 with Lab 4 C (73) or better No
Anatomy and Physiology 2 with Lab 4 C (73) or better No
Microbiology with Lab 4 C (73) or better No
Chemistry 3 C (73) or better No
Nutrition 3 C (73) or better No
Statistics 3 C (73) or better No
Ethics 3 Passing Yes
Introduction to Sociology 3 Passing Yes
Introduction to Psychology 3 Passing Yes
Developmental Psychology (Across the Lifespan) 3 Passing Yes
General Education Requirements
Intellectual and Practical Skills 15 credits total
  • Written Communication (6)
  • Oral Communication (3)
  • Quantitative Literacy (3)
  • Information Literacy (3)
Civic and Global Learning 9 credits total
  • Diversity (3)
  • Ethics (3)
  • Civic Engagement (3)
Knowledge of Human Cultures 9 credits total
Understanding the Physical and Natural World 9 credits total
Mathematics 3 credits total
General Eduction Electives 3 credits total

To be met upon completion of the BSN degree program

  1. Integrate current knowledge, ethical principles, evidence-based findings, and clinical reasoning to direct nursing practice decisions.
  2. Apply principles of cultural humility and cultural sensitivity to interpersonal relationships and client/population-focused care.
  3. Participate in interprofessional collaboration to promote optimal client outcomes.
  4. Explore the effects of health policy on the financing, organization, and delivery of healthcare to individuals and populations.
  5. Employ a range of information technologies and ethical standards to acquire knowledge, manage data, communicate information, and guide and validate nursing practice.
  6. Demonstrate leadership skills and professionalism based on an understanding of the multidimensional role of the professional nurse.
  • Proficiency in using a computer, browsing the Internet, and sending and receiving email (including attachments)
  • For students of foreign universities, all transcripts must be evaluated by an approved agency. An official course-by-course evaluation must be submitted with your application.
  • If the applicant has taken English I and English II at a regionally accredited institution, it is at the discretion of the School of Nursing to require the TOEFL Exam. The W. Cary Edwards School of Nursing has the discretion to require an applicant to take the TOEFL Exam regardless of the student’s native language if there is a concern about the student’s ability to communicate in English.
  • After acceptance into the program, a criminal background check, drug screen, health and immunization verification, malpractice and health insurance, and CPR certification are required.