Become a Nurse in 12-Months with the Accelerated Bachelor's Nursing Program
The Accelerated Bachelor's Nursing Program is a second bachelor's degree program. Build upon your current bachelor's degree with a fast-paced immersion into the exciting profession of nursing. Complete the 12 month accelerated nursing program on-site in Rochester, New York to earn a fully-accredited nursing degree and practice as an RN.
The University of Rochester's Accelerated Bachelor's in Nursing Program (ABSN) for Non-Nurses empowers bright and motivated students to become a nurse at a nationally-ranked university in upstate New York.
Students will complete 49 nursing credits and more than 700 clinical hours in med-surg, obstetrics, pediatrics, and psychiatry at the University of Rochester Medical Center campus. After three semesters of full-time coursework, students will earn a Bachelor of Science with a major in nursing from the University of Rochester (ABSN). Graduates will then sit for the NCLEX-RN exam to obtain RN licensure.
To be eligible for admission to the 12-Month Accelerated Bachelor's Nursing Program, students must have earned a previous bachelor’s degree in a discipline other than nursing with a minimum 2.8 GPA. Students may apply to begin the program in the spring, summer, or fall semesters with successful completion of prerequisite courses (21-24 credits).