Apply today for a spot in the Fall 2019 cohort to earn your BSN degree in as few as 16 months!
This convenient degree path is for professionals who already have earned their BA/BS degree and completed certain prerequisites.
Degree requirements are the same as the standard BSN degree, but students complete courses in a quicker time frame.
full speed ahead
You can complete your degree in as few as 4 semesters (16 months) including clinicals!
Classes for your busy schedule
Complete your degree while working! Take classes in a variety of formats and clinicals are completed in the evenings.
The Perks of Studying Nursing at SAU
Enjoy small class sizes: Only 24 students will be admitted per year! With that close-knit learning environment, you'll get the attention of your professors as well as networking and learning opportunities with your classmates.
Excellent, state-of-the-art labs: Refine your nursing skills with lots of practice in our ultra-modern simulation labs. You'll also have interprofessional opportunities to learn from students in the other well-regarded SAU health sciences programs.
One price tuition: When you start the BSN Accelerated program, you will never have a tuition increase; the price stays the same throughout your enrollment.
To be considered for admission to the SAU BSN Accelerated program, you must satisfy these requirements:
- Earned a BA/BS from an accredited, 4-year institution
- Completed prerequisites (listed on the Nursing Admission and Application page) with a C grade or higher
- If transferring prerequisites from another institution, view the transfer equivalencies
- Complete CNA Certification and CPR Certification before starting the BSN Accelerated program
- Achieve a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
- Be admitted to St. Ambrose University
Fall – Semester 1
NURS 305 Intro to Contemporary Nursing, 3 credits
NURS 315 Nursing Process I Across the Lifespan, 3 credits
NURS 325 Applied Health Assessment Across the Lifespan, 3 credits
NURS 335 Pathophysiology/Pharmacology I, 4 credits
NURS 350 Applied Learning Experiences I, 2 credits
PHIL 310 or THEO 319 Ethics (also available Semester 4), 3 credits
Spring – Semester 2
NURS 360 Intro to Theoretical Concepts, 3 credits
NURS 365 Nursing Process II, 4 credits
NURS 370 Applied Learning Experiences II, 2 credits
NURS 375 Pathophysiology/Pharmacology II, 3 credits
NURS 380 Nursing Concepts of Mental Health, 3 credits
NURS 395 Clinical Application II, 2 credits
Summer – Semester 3
NURS 410 Concepts of Population Health, 3 credits
NURS 415 Nursing Process III, 3 credits
NURS 425 Applied Learning Experiences III, 2 credits
NURS 435 Concepts of Children and Women's Health, 3 credits
NURS 440 Evidence-Based Practice, 3 credits
NURS 445 Clinical Application III, 2 credits
Fall – Semester 4
NURS 460 Concepts of Applied Nursing Care, 3 credits
NURS 465 Concepts of Chronicity and Palliative Care, 3 credits
NURS 475 Leadership and Contemporary Issues, 3 credits
NURS 485 Professional Nursing Capstone, 3 credits
NURS 495 Advanced Nursing Practicum, 3 credits
PHIL 310 or THEO 319 (also available in Semester 1), 3 credits
Unlike the traditional BSN program, this accelerated route delivers courses – including clinicals – in the evenings (3 p.m. and later). For the health professional or someone going into a different career, this schedule allows you to work during the day and attend class at night.
Courses also are delivered in different formats to fit your learning method and lifestyle.
As a post-degree program, the BSN Accelerated is part of the One Price Plan that ensures tuition costs remain at rate throughout the normal course of full-time postgraduate study.
Total estimated cost for the entire program will be $36,300 – or $9,075 per semester – for students who begin classes in Fall 2019. This price includes tuition and student fees associated with four semesters of nursing courses.