Academics and Curriculum
The Accelerated Master's program is designed for students who already have a bachelor’s degree in a field other than nursing, know what specialty they want to pursue, and have significant health care experience in that specialty area.
Bachelor’s degree portion
You’ll earn your bachelor’s degree in 12-months through the full-time Accelerated Bachelor’s program (see ABPNN Academics and Curriculum) and become eligible for professional registered nurse licensing examinations.
Master’s degree portion
After graduating from the Accelerated Bachelor's and passing the NCLEX, you will begin the master's portion of the program. Years two and three are on a full-time master’s program schedule (four academic semesters). See the Nurse Practitioner specialty pages for more specific degree plans.