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Accelerated Nursing FAQ
- How long do accelerated nursing programs take to complete?
- The amount of time it takes to complete an accelerated nursing program varies. Typically, most accelerated nursing programs can be completed in 12-18 months.
- When would I start the program?
- Again, this varies by school and program, but typically students will start accelerated nursing programs in the spring semester.
- Can I work while in an accelerated nursing program?
- While there are no restrictions on working while you are enrolled in an accelerated nursing program, it isn’t advised to work full time. Accelerated nursing programs require a great commitment and leave little time for a full-time job.
- What is awarded upon completion of an accelerated nursing program?
- If you successfully complete an accelerated nursing program, you will receive a diploma or a Bachelor of Science in nursing.
- What are the requirements for accelerated nursing programs?
- Most accelerated nursing programs will require you to have a minimum 3.00 grade point average. You must also have taken several pre-requisite courses, including anatomy, physiology, chemistry, microbiology, statistics, psychology, and health care ethics.
- Must I have completed all prerequisite courses before applying?
- No, you are able to apply to most accelerated nursing programs without completing all of your prerequisite courses, but you must at least be enrolled in the necessary courses to apply.
- What else is required when applying for accelerated nursing programs?
- This varies by school, but you may be asked to provide references or a letter of reference, transcripts, or letters of recommendation.
- How are students picked for accelerated nursing programs?
- Acceptance into accelerated programs is based on a number of factors, including grade point average, prerequisites, references, résumés, and experience. Some students may also be interviewed or asked to write an essay.
- What could get my application rejected?
Often times, students applying for acceptance into an accelerated nursing program will be required to pass a background check. Failure to do so could lead to rejection.It is advised to check directly with individual schools and institutions for the most accurate information about respective accelerated nursing programs.