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, clinical experience in your specialty may be required before you complete the master's degree portion:
- one year of clinical experience is preferred for the:
- one year full–time (or equivalent) RN experience in acute care prior to clinical enrollment is required for the:
See specialty pages for master's degree plans.