Accelerated Second Degree Nursing Program (15 months)

Check out our ASD BSN program! In just 15 months, you could fulfill your dream of becoming a nurse. 

The application cycle is August 1 - January 15.

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Program distinctives

  • 15-month program beginning in May and ending the following August
  • Small summer classes 
  • Mentoring and one-on-one relationships with faculty and other students
  • Clinical rotations in a variety of nursing settings
  • NCLEX pass rate for ASD BSN >95%

How does the program work?


(No class Memorial Day, Juneteenth, and July 4)


(Fall semester schedule)


(Spring semester schedule)


(No class Memorial Day, Juneteenth, and July 4)

You may be expected to complete 12 hour and/or weekend clinical rotations.

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

  • One 3 credit hour course focused on Intercultural learning.  May be met with a language course (may be transferred in) or CORE 300 Power, Systems, and Justice.
  • Transcripts will be evaluated for natural science/math, social behavioral science, and fine arts/humanities courses.  Most students will meet these requirements from their first degree.

Nursing Student Handbook

Summer 2024

  • Orientation – May 13
  • Classes begin – May 14
  • Summer semester ends – August 16
  • No classes on May 27, June 19, 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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