An Accelerated Nursing Program

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Who should apply for an accelerated nursing program?

An Accelerated Nursing Program

Some nursing schools are now offering accelerated nursing programs, allowing RN applicants who have already earned bachelor's degrees to earn their BSN in about a year. However, these accelerated programs aren't for everyone; follow these guidelines to see if you are a good candidate for an accelerated nursing program.

- You already have a bachelor's degree. Most accelerated programs will require you to already have earned a bachelor's degree in some field; if it is not a science-related field, you may have to complete some prerequisites before you can start your nursing classes.

- You are highly motivated and a good student. Accelerated nursing programs are usually highly competitive, and you must demonstrate that you will be able to handle the demands of long days and difficult courses.

- You have the financial means. It is nearly impossible to work even a part-time job when you are enrolled in an accelerated nursing program; therefore, you must be able to devote all of your time to school and not have the need to work.



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