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24-Month ABSN Pathway & Curriculum

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An extension of the 12-Month Accelerated Bachelor's in Nursing program, leverage your previous bachelor's degree to jump right into the nursing curriculum at a top-ranked nursing school.

The 24-Month Accelerated Bachelor's in Nursing program allows you to become a bachelor's-prepared nurse while working part-time or balancing other commitments. The program features the same curriculum and application requirements as the 12-Month Accelerated Bachelor’s program, which launched in 2002 to help address nursing shortages regionally and nationally.

Over six consecutive semesters, complete 49 nursing credits and more than 700 clinical hours in various nursing specialties at the University of Rochester Medical Center campus.

  • 1-3 courses per semester
  • Classes typically held on Mondays & Tuesdays
  • Clinical is 16 hours per week (eight-hour days or evenings Wednesday to Fridays)

Upon completion, earn a bachelor's of science degree with a major in nursing from the University of Rochester. to sit for the NCLEX-RN exam and obtain RN licensure.

Please note: Applications for the 24-Month program are only accepted for a summer semester program start.

Frequently Asked Questions

Depending on the semester, classes are typically offered on Mondays and Tuesdays. Clinical hours may be completed toward the end of the week with flexible scheduling. 

Yes, because this pathway extends the length of the 12-Month Accelerated Bachelor's program, students can accomodate work or other commitments (instead of 14-17 credits per semester it is 7-9 credits). Please note that the first semester features a 9-credit courseload over the first half of the semester.

You can get a sense of the daily or weekly course load by referring to the 24-Month Curriculum above or current course schedules for the Accelerated Programs.

The 24-Month pathway features the same curriculum, experience, and outcomes as the 12-Month program, but spreads out the coursework and clinical requirements over a two-year period.  The 24-Month pathway also similarly follows a cohort-style format, meaning students who begin the program in May 2023 will complete the same coursework and clinical as their peers.


Most courses are delivered in-person at the School of Nursing, taking advantage of a new 26,000 square foot simulation and experiential learning expansion.

Yes, if you are tuition-benefit eligible at the University of Rochester, you may apply those tuition benefits toward this program.

Please note: employee tuition benefits do not cover program-related fees, including the lab, health professions, technology, and mobile device and resource fees. See details about costs and fees or learn more about your eligibility for tuition benefits.

Yes, tuition benefits also apply toward prerequisite courses, which are required to start the program. Please check the tuition benefits site for more information about tuition benefit eligibility.

Applications for the 24-Month program are considered for summer semester entry only. Decisions are typically released 6-10 weeks after the application deadline. 

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