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Accelerated Second Degree Nursing Program (15 months)

The application cycle is closed.  Applications will open again on August 1.  Applications are processed on a rolling basis.
Final Application Deadline - January 15

Are you ready to change careers? Do you like the sciences? Consider a career in nursing. Check out our accelerated second degree nursing program. In just 15 months, you could fulfill your dream of becoming a nurse. 

Program distinctives

  • 15-month program beginning in May and ending the following August.
  • Small summer courses
  • Mentoring and one-on-one relationships with faculty and other students
  • Summer study means you complete the program earlier than a traditional second-degree
  • Experience in clinical rotations and a variety of nursing settings.

How does the program work?


(No class Memorial Day and July 4)


(Fall semester schedule)


(Spring semester schedule)


(No class Memorial Day and July 4)

Students in this program may find it difficult to work. You may also be expected to complete 12 hour and/or weekend clinical rotations.

In addition to nursing courses, ASD students will need to complete the following EMU core curriculum courses:

*A senior seminar course, required for graduation, is included in the ASD BSN curriculum.

Summer 2022

  • Orientation – May 16
  • Classes begin – May 17
  • Summer semester ends – August 12
  • No classes on May 30, June 20, and July 4

For more information, please e-mail the nursing department, at or call 540-432-4022.

The nursing department reserves the right to adjust the current admission criteria when outcome assessment data demonstrates the need for such changes.

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