Bachelor's Degree in Nursing

Concentration: Accelerated Bachelor’s Second Degree

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Accelerated Nursing Degree Program Overview

The College of Nursing offers an accelerated program for non-nurses who possess a minimum of a baccalaureate degree in another discipline. This intense and innovative program is designed specifically for full time, academically talented students who are motivated to earn a BSN degree in nursing in a shortened time frame.

PNW’s College of Nursing offers you an Accelerated Bachelor’s Second Degree that’s affordable, accelerated and respected. Gain the credentials you need to advance your career goals at a designated NLN Center of Nursing Excellence that is home to the Indiana Center for Evidence-Based Nursing Practice: a Joanna Briggs Institute.

Nursing Major Curriculum

PNW Accelerated Second Degree Baccalaureate Option is an intense four-semester program where students start in the fall semester and graduate the following fall semester. Students have only nursing courses during this program and begin clinical practicum experiences their very first semester.

You will build on your science background and expand your nursing knowledge

Accelerated Nursing Course of Study

Sample Courses

  • NUR 18200
  • NUR 29400
  • NUR 41500
  • NUR 19202(m) with clinical practicum

You will deepen your understanding of core nursing essentials.

Accelerated Nursing Course of Study

Sample Courses

  • NUR 28600
  • NUR 39100
  • NUR 39000(m)
  • NUR 28201(m) with practicum
  • NUR 31702 with practicum

You will broaden your knowledge of specialty nursing areas.

Accelerated Nursing Course of Study

Sample Courses

  • NUR 35200
  • NUR 45200
  • NUR 36102 with practicum
  • NUR 39201 with practicum

You will demonstrate practice-ready qualities during your final clinical rotations.

Accelerated Nursing Course of Study

Sample Courses

  • NUR 48700
  • NUR 49800(e)
  • NUR 48602 with practicum
  • NUR 49301 with practicum

Accelerated Nursing Degree Program Highlights

There is a call for America’s nurses to be baccalaureate prepared. To meet this demand, PNW’s College of Nursing offers you a program that’s affordable, accelerated, and respected. Gain the skills, knowledge, and credentials you need to keep pace in the nursing field and advance your career goals.

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Accelerated Nursing Degree Program Outcomes

Gain real-world, practical training and expertise to advance in a career focused on improving the future of health care and making a positive, lasting impact on the quality of patient care.

Accelerated Nursing Degree Program Scholarships

  • Duneland Health Council
  • Charlotte Riley Hospice Scholarship
  • Donald S. Powers Nursing Scholarship

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Accelerated Nursing Degree Program Beyond the Classroom

  • College of Nursing Undergraduate Nursing Club
  • Sigma Theta Tau International- International Honor Society of Nursing

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Accelerated Nursing Degree Program Career Paths

This degree prepares you for a number of careers in the field, including:

  • Hospital charge nurse or manager
  • Nursing case management
  • Nursing informatics specialist
  • Nurse navigator
  • Community health nurse

Accelerated Nursing Degree Program Accreditation

  • ACEN
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Hospitals in the area know that Purdue Northwest nursing graduates are very well prepared. Graduates of the program have a high licensure pass rate and are highly sought after because of the training we receive.

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PNW's Nursing Program Recognized Nationally Among Best Undergraduate Nursing Programs

Purdue University Northwest earned recognitions for several undergraduate programs and social mobility in U.S. News & World Report’s 2024 annual Best Colleges rankings. PNW’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program was named 86 nationally among best undergraduate nursing programs.

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Meet the Faculty

Heather Bowers, M.S.N., RN

Clinical Assistant Professor

I teach the lecture for Essentials of Safe Medication Administration for Nursing, clinical for Pediatric Nursing, and help to coordinate the school nurse rotation of Community Health Nursing clinical.

Janet Davis

Janet H. Davis, Ph.D, RN, CNE, MBA

Associate Professor College of Nursing

Janet Davis’s role is teaching at the undergraduate level and the graduate level in the College of Nursing. Her key responsibilities include developing service learning opportunities.

Taryn Y. Eastland

Taryn Y. Eastland, Ph.D, RN

Associate Dean, Graduate Studies

Taryn Y. Eastland is an associate professor in the College of Nursing. Her teaching and research focus on health promotion, health disparities and evidence based nursing practice.

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Earn a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing with a Concentration in Accelerated Bachelor’s Second Degree at PNW

Purdue University Northwest’s accelerated bachelor’s second degree concentration enables you to have the healthcare skills needed to be a nurse while preparing you for advanced nursing degrees.

To see how a bachelor’s degree in nursing with a concentration in professional nursing from PNW opens doors, from hospitals to home healthcare, take the next step today!

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