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Accelerated Second Degree Nursing Program (15 months)

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Application cycle opens August 1 
Priority Application Deadline - December 31
Final Application Deadline - Extended to February 15

Check out our Accelerated Second Degree Nursing (ASDN) 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 classes (8:1 student to faculty ratio)
  • Mentoring and one-on-one relationships with faculty and other students
  • Clinical rotations in a variety of nursing settings
  • NCLEX pass rate for ASDN >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, ASDN students will complete the following EMU core curriculum courses:

Summer 2023

  • Orientation – May 15
  • Classes begin – May 16
  • Summer semester ends – August 11
  • No classes on May 29, 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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