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Nursing (Accelerated Second-Degree BSN)

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at the University of Mount Union is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org) and approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing (OBN).

With new state-of-the-art nursing facilities, including high fidelity simulators, of our nursing program allows students to be immersed in a setting that will help them master skills through hands-on experiences. 

The Post-baccalaureate Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program at the University of Mount Union is customized for adult learners with a previous bachelor’s degree in any all areas of the sciences and arts. The program provides a rigorous curriculum and the hands-on clinical experiences that make our graduates sought after by our health care partners upon graduation. This fast-paced program prepares students to enter the work force in just 15 months.

The application deadline for the May 2022 start date is April 1, 2022.
 

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Accelerated, Second-Degree Bachelor of Science Quick Facts

  • Complete the accelerated BSN program in as little as 15 months
  • One of the most affordable accelerated BSN programs in North East Ohio
  • 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

 
American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) recommends that the BSN become the entry-level degree for professional nurses. According to the Bureau for Labor Statistics, careers for nurses are projected to increase 15% with 438,100 more nursing jobs needed by 2026. Nursing is one of the fastest-growing occupations in the U.S. Nurses make up the majority of the healthcare industry.
 

Completion and NCLEX-RN Passage Rates

2020 Accelerated, Second-Degree Graduates – Completion Rate 86% - NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 100%

 

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 2.75 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 2.75 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 200/123 Basic/Elementary/General Statistics                 

*Completion of the prerequisite courses within the last five years. The program director will consider a prerequisite completion time frame 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.

ESL Requirements

  • 6.5 on IELTS/ 80 on TOEFL: Direct Entry Admission with no required English as a Second Language courses required.  Highly recommend a two-credit medical terminology course during the first semester  
  • 6.0 on IELTS (IELTS scores are in .5 increments, so the next level up is 6.5; no range needed here)/ 70 – 78 on TOEFL: Provisional nursing student and required to complete two English as a Second Language (ESL) courses and a two-credit medical terminology course. No nursing courses or prerequisite science courses can be taken until both ESL courses orthe medical terminology are/is completed with a grade of C or higher.
  • 5.5 on IELTS/ 61 – 69 on TOEFL (minimum university requirements): Provisional nursing student and required to complete two English as a Second Language (ESL) courses and a two-credit medical terminology course. No nursing courses or prerequisite science courses can be taken until both ESL courses and the medical terminology are completed with a grade of C or higher.