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Second Degree Accelerated BSN

The accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program at the University of Mount Union is customized for adult learners with a bachelor’s degree in an unrelated field who are looking for a career change. The program, which builds upon the success of the institution’s traditional BSN program, provides a rigorous curriculum and the hands-on clinical experiences necessary for success in this high-demand field. With an anticipated shortage in nurses on the horizon, graduates will be prepared for outstanding career opportunities upon earning their degrees.

Mount Union Accelerated BSN Quick Facts

  • Complete the accelerated BSN program in as little as 15 months
  • One of the most affordable accelerated BSN programs in Stark County, Ohio
  • The BSN degree is approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing (OBN) and accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791
  • Learn from outstanding faculty who are also active professionals in the field
  • New health and medical sciences facility equipped with state-of-the-art laboratories and classrooms
  • Simulation integrated into all lab and clinical courses
  • Electronic medical records system incorporated into the curriculum
  • Benefit from Mount Union’s strong clinical affiliation agreements

Admission Requirements

Students need to meet the following requirements to be considered for admission:

  1. Hold a Baccalaureate degree in a discipline other than nursing from an accredited higher education institution, and
  2. Preference will be for students with an overall average GPA of 3.0 or greater in their earned bachelor’s degree, and
  3. Complete or have completed the following courses or equivalent courses with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better*:
BIO 210 Anatomy & Physiology I with Lab
BIO 211 Anatomy & Physiology II with Lab
BIO 200 Microbiology with Lab
BIO 290** Pathophysiology**
CHE 110 & 115 General Organic and Biochemistry with Lab
PSY225** Lifespan/Human Growth and Development**
MTH 200 Basic/elementary/general Statistics                 

*Completion of the prerequisite courses within the last five years. The nursing faculty will discuss a prerequisite completion timeframe of longer than five years on a case-by-case basis. 

**This course could potentially be completed while matriculated in the program at Mount Union depending on the start day of the program. Check with program director.