Accelerated BSN – Second Degree

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Spalding’s Second-Degree Accelerated BSN program is designed for individuals with bachelor’s degree in another field to transition into the nursing profession. Our 13 month program allows students to complete the program efficiently, in a smaller classroom environment, and with student-center support through the coursework and clinical placements.

Program Details

  • Program length of 13 months with June start date
  • Access to Bailen Heath Science Simulation Learning Center for hands-on learning
  • Dedicated Success Coach provided for individualized support 
  • Clinical placements based on Clinical Homes Model
  • 59 credit hours + 772.5 clinical hours, including a 120-hour clinical practicum
  • Continue to become an FNP or PMHNP
  • Scholarships and other funding opportunities available

View our curriculum to learn more about the Accelerated BSN program of study.


  • Enjoy student-centered attention in classes and clinical placements
  • Benefit from a program with a graduation rate that exceeds the national average
  • Courses taught by experienced faculty
  • Prepare to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) exam
  • Coursework emphasizes active learning and provides hands-on experiences
  • Gain skills to lead in healthcare or excel in graduate study
  • Have the option to enroll in the traditional daytime program

Career Options

A Bachelor of Science in Nursing will prepare you to care for patients and their families in a variety of health care settings from hospitals to home care.

  • Acute care
  • Long-term care
  • Public health
  • Community health
  • Primary care


We offer rolling admissions. You can apply and enroll virtually anytime with classes starting every six to eight weeks. Learn more about our admission requirements.

Program Accreditation

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The baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degrees in nursing at Spalding University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.