Considering a career change to nursing? Take the first step with the 15-month accelerated BSN program for bachelor’s degree holders.
If you hold a bachelor's degree in another field and want to enter nursing, the Second Degree Accelerated Program (SDAP) will give you the right clinical experience. This 15-month accelerated nursing program in Ohio includes all the courses of a fully approved and accredited Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program in an accelerated format. After successful completion of this accelerated second degree nursing program, you will be eligible to sit for the RN licensing exam (NCLEX).
Year after year, 96% of Ursuline SDAP students pass the national RN licensing exam on their first try. This means you'll learn the skills and concepts that matter most in the nursing profession.
The National League for Nursing has designated the Breen School of Nursing a national Center of Excellence and U.S. News & World Report ranks Ursuline's nursing programs among the nation's top nursing programs.
Applications for our accelerated BSN program are accepted on a rolling basis for cohorts that begin in January, May, and August. To be considered, applicants must have a 2.5 or above from their graduating institution. They also must have passed all the science prerequisites within two attempts earning a grade of “C” or higher. A withdrawal or a “W” is considered an attempt. See the full prerequisite list under course requirements.
Course fees for our accelerated degree programs vary. Please see class schedules on the registrar's webpage for any fees associated with specific courses. For more information on other expenses, visit our Accelerated/UCAP Tuition and Costs page.
The Breen School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing.
Learn more about our BSN program in our BSN Handbook.
Ursuline is helping to shape me into a well-rounded nurse, the best nurse that I can be.
Ursuline has exposed me to advanced nursing careers and has opened my eyes to continuing my education beyond the BSN, RN.