Jacksonville University & Mayo Clinic12-Month Bachelor of Science in Nursing

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Earn a Second Bachelor's DegreeBecome a nurse in just 12 months

In an innovative partnership with Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville University is elated to bring another 12-month Second Degree Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) cohort to Jacksonville. Earn your second bachelor's degree and be prepared to enter the exciting industry of nursing in just 12 months!

Jacksonville University is committed to preparing our students for the exciting healthcare careers ahead of them. Students of the 12-month ABSN program will have access to immersive learning tools and technology, including Virtual Reality simulation and robotics, to enhance their learning experience and practice patient scenarios to develop critical thinking skills. 

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Applications for the 2025 program will open this fall. This program begins each May (summer entry). 

Virtual Information Session

Attendees will have the opportunity to meet the admissions counselor to ask questions about our curriculum and admissions process.


Why choose this program?

Dedicated Education Unit (DEU) Model

Jacksonville University faculty and expert clinical faculty from Mayo Clinic have collaborated to form a Dedicated Education Unit (DEU) model which allows for flexible clinical scheduling, socialization to the role of the nurse, ability to foster positive relationships with Mayo Clinic staff, and enhancement of professional growth.

Scholarship Opportunity

At Jacksonville University, we believe in making high-quality education affordable. The following scholarships are being offered to students of the JU & Mayo Clinic 12-Month ABSN program:

  • JU Merit Scholarship - when awarded, the scholarship will provide up to $10,000 for each accepted student. All applicants are considered for this scholarship.
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Are you ready for a career change?

Jacksonville University's 12-month ABSN program is right for you if you have already earned a bachelor’s degree and want to pursue a career in nursing. 

In order to be considered for this program, you must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution*
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 on a 4.00 scale
  • Prerequisite courses completed with a 'C' or higher from a regionally accredited institution*
    • Human Anatomy & Physiology I with lab taken within the last 10 years (4 credits)
    • Human Anatomy & Physiology II with lab taken within the last 10 years (4 credits)
    • General Chemistry with lab (4 credits)
    • Microbiology with lab (4 credits)
    • Nutrition (3 credits)
    • Human Growth & Development (3 credits)
    • Statistics (3 credits)

These are our minimum qualifications. Meeting these requirements does not guarantee acceptance to the program.

*You may apply with a degree in progress and/or outstanding pre-requisites. However, they must be completed by the program start date.


Application & Evaluation

Your application must include the following components in order to be considered:

  • Submit an online graduate application. 
  • Unofficial transcripts from all previously attended institutions.
    A separate transcript is required for each institution. Unofficial transcripts can be uploaded within you application or after it is submitted.
  • Proof of current or future enrollment in any outstanding pre-requisites.
    They must be taken at a regionally accredited institution and scheduled to finish before the program starts.
  • Short-answer writing sample.
    You must answer three prompts. There is a 200-word limit for each prompt. This component is found within the online application; you will not receive a separate link.
  • One-way recorded virtual interview.
    This can be done from anywhere! The questions will be presented to you at the time of recording. You will have 10 minutes to respond to five questions. This component is found within the online application; you will not receive a separate link.

Applications are evaluated on the following four components:

  1. Cumulative GPA
  2. Prerequisite GPA
  3. Writing sample
  4. Virtual interview


Jacksonville University's 12-month Accelerated BSN partnership program offers a summer entry term. Students will attend in-person classes and clinicals with Mayo Clinic. 

Students will also participate in clinical community experiences including progressive care, critical care, emergency room operations, and more.

Our programs are 'lock-step.' A lock-step program requires all students to complete a set curriculum in a specified sequence. This also requires that students successfully complete each course in order to progress. Because of this, programs cannot be completed in less time than outlined. This program does not offer evening or online classes.

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Contact Information Keigwin School of Nursing

2800 University Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32211

Email: graduateadmissions@ju.edu

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