Earn Your BSN Degree in Just 12 Months
How quickly can your earn your BSN at the University of Saint Mary? Nursing Program Director Glenna Mahoney, DNP, explains.
The nation's demand for skilled, highly-educated nurses continues at a record pace. If you're interested in a high-demand and high-reward field in the health care industry, USM's accelerated nursing program offers you unparalleled opportunities.
The accelerated BSN program is designed with mid-career changers and non-traditional students in mind. You must have a bachelor's degree in another field of study to be considered for admission.
And you must be dedicated. In USM's accelerated nursing program, you'll complete two years worth of traditional coursework in just 12 months. It's a challenging path, but the rewards at the end of your journey can't be understated.
You'll graduate with the education and leadership skills you'll need to excel in the field of nursing.
The USM Advantages
At USM, we know nursing. It was one of the original missions of our founders, the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth. And, decades later, Saint Mary is still recognized for the high quality of our nursing program.
USM's accelerated BSN track is also one of the most affordable Accelerated BSN offerings in the Kansas City area. With our Leavenworth campus just 30 minutes from Kansas City and its close proximity to so many hospital clinical sites, USM is an ideal location for for students interested in earning their BSN at an accelerated pace.
About the Accelerated Format
The curriculum requirements for students in USM's accelerated BSN track are the same as those in the traditional undergraduate BSN program—but the content is delivered in an accelerated one-year format. You'll take classes on campus, and your clinical experiences will be at surrounding health care facilities.
In the accelerated nursing path, you'll take 58 credit hours of courses and 772.5 hours of clinical/laboratory experiences—all in just 12 months.
Courses are taught in terms that last either seven or eight weeks. Students begin during USM's Summer II term, and will graduate after completing the Summer I term the following year.
Email Karren Kidder in USM's nursing department, or call her at 913-758-6198.
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at the University of Saint Mary is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), One Dupont Circle, NW Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036 Phone: (202) 887-6791 Fax: (202) 887-8476.