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Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing

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The Loewenberg College of Nursing Accelerated BSN Program is a four-semester, full-time program at the Memphis campus for students who already possess a Bachelor's degree or higher. The 18-month Accelerated Program begins in the Fall semester and includes one Summer term. Students who already have a Bachelor's degree are also eligible to apply for the five-semester Traditional BSN Program.

Program Highlights

exam clinic retention
90% NCLEX Passer Rating 300+
Clinical Affiliations
90%+ six year
Retention Rate

Accelerated BSN Curriculum

Printable Accelerated BSN degree sheet with sample curriculum (pdf)

4 Traditional Semesters

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

  • NURS 3000: Pharmacology
  • NURS 3005/6: Professional Nursing/Seminar
  • NURS 3105: Foundations of Patient-Center Care
  • NURS 3106: Foundational Nursing Skills
  • NURS 3101/03: Health Assessment/Lab
  • NURS 3400: Clinical Pathophysiology
  • NURS 3205/6: Nursing of the Adult I/Practicum
  • NURS 4127/9: Community Health Nursing/Practicum
  • NURS 3127/9: Mental Health/Practicum
  • NURS 4110: Evidence Based Practice in Nursing

Summer Semester (Pre-licensure, 1st & 2nd)

Fall Semester

  • NURS 3230/1: Gerontological Nursing/Practicum
  • NURS 3217/9: Nursing of the Childbearing Family/Practicum
  • NURS 3305/6: Nursing of the Adult II/Practicum          
  • NURS 3227/9: Pediatric Nursing/Practicum
  • NURS 4205/6: Transitions into Professional Nursing/Practicum

For detailed information about the Accelerated BSN program, including policies, course names and descriptions, visit the Undergraduate Catalog.

Degree Requirements

  • To qualify for the degree of Bachelor of Science in Nursing, the student must complete a minimum of 120 semester hours.
  • A minimum grade of “C” must be earned in each Nursing course to progress. Failure to earn a minimum grade of “C” will require repeating the course before attempting other Nursing courses.
  • A Nursing course may only be entered twice.
  • Failure to earn a minimum grade of “C” or better, or “S” (clinical) when repeating a Nursing course will result in disqualification from the Nursing major
  • Failure to earn a “C” or better, or “S” (clinical) in two Nursing courses will result in disqualification from the Nursing major.

Tuition and Fees

For the most current information regarding tuition, visit the University & Student Business Services.

Please be advised that there are additional fees for the pre-licensure BSN program:

  • A $30 per credit fee is assessed for each Nursing course.
  • Nursing skills lab courses carry a charge of $122 per credit to cover the cost of medical supplies.
  • $50 testing fee for NCLEX success applied to Nursing specialty courses.

Contact Us

Toni Marie Briley
Academic Services Coordinator
bsn@memphis.edu
901.678.2003

Dr. Joy Hoffman
BSN Program Director
jehoffmn@memphis.edu

Dr. Eric Bailey II
Assistant Dean of Nursing Students
eabailey@memphis.edu

 
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