Pre-Requisites for the Accelerated BSN Track

Is the BSN Track right for you?

» If you're passionate about nursing and willing to dedicate a year of your time to your education, the accelerated track can be a highly-rewarding path.

» Candidates should be highly motivated, as you'll basically be finishing two years of schooling in just 12 months.

» To be considered, you MUST have a BS or BA degree in another field from an accredited college or university.

» Candidates are also expected to have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on all prior academic work.


Pre-Requisite and General Education requirements:
  • Chemistry with lab, must include biochemistry; prefer survey course – inorganic, organic, and biochemistry (4 credits; must have been taken within the last five years)

  • Human Anatomy and Physiology with lab, must include all body systems (5-6 credits; must have been taken within the last five years)

  • Microbiology, lab not required (3-4 credits; have been taken within the last five years)

  • A science course within the last five years that includes genetics/genomics or Biology for Today (USM) (3 credits)

  • Communications (3 credits)

  • Introduction to Sociology or Introduction to Psychology (3 credits)

  • Gerontology course or Aging: Issues and Perspectives (USM) (3 credits)

  • One of the following courses:Human Growth & Development, Abnormal Psychology, Health Psychology, Social Psychology, Psychology of Childhood & Adolescence or Developmental Psychology (3 credits)

  • College Algebra or Introductory Statistics (3 credits)

  • Mission in Health Care, a USM course that you'll study as part of the Accelerated BSN track. The costs for the Mission in Health Care course are included in the BSN-AT tuition.