Begin Your New CareerAccelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Are You Ready For Your Career Change?
Have you already earned a bachelor’s degree and now want to begin a career in nursing? Jacksonville University (JU) offers two unique Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) programs that will prepare you to make a career change as quickly and efficiently as possible.
- The JU 16-Month Accelerated BSN employs JU faculty with various expertise for students to learn from, as well as a schedule that allows students to successfully balance their classes with their personal lives. Graduates of this program are prepared with the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in the field of nursing in less than two years.
- In the Jacksonville University and Baptist Health 12-Month Second Degree BSN Program, students benefit from a unique partnership. JU faculty and expert clinical faculty from Baptist Health will teach you the necessary healthcare delivery skills in a strategic, purposeful, and flexible model that allows you to successfully enter the field of nursing in one year. Qualified individuals will also have the opportunity to earn a work promise agreement from Baptist Health upon graduation and licensure.
If you do not have your nursing license or you are looking to take your first step into the nursing field, you may be interested in the Practical Nurse (PN) program.
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Our recruiting team is currently working through a high volume of applicants for this program. We appreciate your patience as we diligently respond to each request. We encourage you to sign up for the next Virtual Information Session, where you’ll have an opportunity to ask questions and learn more.
Which track is right for me?
- Program starts in August
- Return on investment: Get started in your new career faster.
- Rigorous pace: You won't be able to work while you study.
- Program starts in May
- Easier to pay: Break program costs down over a longer payment plan.
- Manageable pace: You could complete part-time or PRN work.
Which track is right for me?
|Program Factor||12-Month Program||16-Month Program|
|Program Length||12 months||16 months|
|Easy Pay vs. Start Earning||Return on investment: Get started in your new career faster.||Easier to pay: Break program costs down over a longer payment plan.|
|Pace / Intensity||Rigorous pace: You won't be able to work while you study.||Manageable pace: You could complete part-time or PRN work.|
|Learn More||12-Month ABSN||16-Month ABSN|
Eligibility & Requirements
In order to be considered for one of our Accelerated BSN programs 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' 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 a program.
*You may apply with a degree in progress and/or outstanding pre-requisites. However, they must be completed by the program start date
Your application must include the following components in order to be considered:
- Submit an online graduate application. Link above.
- 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.
- 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.
There is no application deadline. Applications will continue to be considered on a rolling basis until the cohorts are filled.
12-month: 40 students | 16-month: 50 students
Applications are evaluated on the following five components:
- Cumulative GPA
- Prerequisite GPA
- Writing sample
- Virtual interview
- TEAS score
Contact Information Keigwin School of Nursing
Phone: (904) 256-7000