The hybrid accelerated BSN program, which will start in January and enroll 24-32 students, is designed for individuals with a bachelor’s degree in another discipline who are interested in pursuing nursing as a second bachelor’s degree.
“As the pandemic has made clear, accelerated, second-degree baccalaureate program (ABSN) graduates are deemed essential to efficiently and effectively fill the needs of the health care workforce,” said Lisa O’Connor, dean of the School of Nursing. “Quinnipiac’s ABSN program was instituted in 2001, placing it at the forefront of such programs in Connecticut. We are excited to announce the launching of a second cohort, and we expect to attract the same type of high-quality, diverse and highly motivated adult learners into this cohort as we do with our August cohort.”
The ABSN curriculum builds on prior educational preparation. The degree is completed in 12 months, starting in January with students concentrating solely on nursing courses.
The program is delivered in a hybrid model composed of on-ground labs, at-site clinical experiences, and both online and on-ground didactic classes with an evening and weekend schedule. This program is structured for adult learners whose availability may be limited during weekdays.