Pursue a Nursing Career16-Month Accelerated BSN

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Earn a second bachelor's degreeLaunch your career in just 16 months.

Have you already earned a bachelor’s degree and now want to begin a career in nursing? Jacksonville University's (JU) unique Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program will prepare you to begin a nursing career in less than two years. Graduates of this program are prepared with the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in the field of nursing, and leave the program prepared to make their career change as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Virtual Information Session

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

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

6:00 p.m.

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Are You Ready For Your Career Change?

No matter what bachelor's degree you possess, we will provide you with the skills you will need to swiftly change the course of your career path to nursing.

Not only will you benefit from the knowledge and experience of our expert faculty, but we will provide you with an academic advisor who will be there to assist you every step of the way.

$64,740Median Salary
16Finish your degree in as few as 16 months
91%Knowledge Rate
CCNEThe Baccalaureate degree program in Nursing at Jacksonville University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
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The Jacksonville University advantageWhy Choose Our Program?

JU has over 20 years of experience in offering highly-regarded nursing programs that prepare students to launch their nursing careers with the competencies needed to succeed.

Our program:

  • Only takes 16 months to complete, beginning in May
  • Employs JU faculty with various healthcare expertise for students to learn from
  • Allows students to successfully balance their classes with their personal lives

Eligibility & Requirements for Admission

If you have already earned a bachelor’s degree and want to pursue a career in nursing, Jacksonville University’s Keigwin School of Nursing offers you the opportunity to complete your nursing degree in 16 months with this accelerated second-degree program.

Minimum Qualifications

In order to be considered for the 16-month Accelerated BSN program you must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Bachelors degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 on a 4.00 scale
  • Prerequisite courses completed with a C grade or above 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)

*You may apply with outstanding pre-requisites, but they must be completed before the first day of class.



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

  • Submit an online graduate application. Link below.
  • Unofficial transcripts from all previously attended institutions. A separate transcript is required for each institution. Transcripts can be uploaded to your application after the online form 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.
  • TEAS IPP Report. No minimum score is required. Applicants have the option to complete the exam online, proctored by ATI. Scores can be uploaded to your application after the online form is submitted.



Applications are evaluated on the following five components:

  1. Cumulative GPA
  2. Prerequisite GPA
  3. Writing sample
  4. Virtual interview
  5. TEAS exam score


To download a copy of the admissions requirements and application process.

To see the full curriculum for this program, please download the 16-month Accelerated BSN Progression Plan.

For information regarding tuition, please visit our Graduate Tuition & Cost page.


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Contact Information Keigwin School of Nursing

Phone: (904) 256-7000
Email: graduateadmissions@ju.edu

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