Accelerated Second Degree


Accelerated Second Degree

Earn a B.S. in Nursing through this accelerated, competitive program.

USJ’s Accelerated Second Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (ASD) offers students with baccalaureate degrees in other disciplines the opportunity to gain a B.S. with a concentration in Nursing.

Accelerated Second Degree in Nursing Program Benefits:

  • Study in USJ’s state-of-the-art facilities alongside highly qualified Nursing faculty
  • Complete all Nursing courses over 15 months (two summers and one full academic year – May through August)

Contact us for more information about this highly competitive program.

Please note: the program requirements and prerequisites for the Accelerated Second Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing program are changing for the Summer 2018 entry term. Please check back in the fall of 2017 for an updated list of requirements and prerequisites.

Accelerated Second Degree in Nursing Program OUTCOMES:

  • Integrate the aesthetics and empirics of nursing with the natural/behavior sciences, the humanities, and interprofessional education to provide holistic care for individuals, families, groups, communities and populations.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills in leadership that promote quality improvement and patient safety.
  • Implements an evidence-based and theoretically guided framework for nursing practice including the five patterns of knowing in nursing and transition theory
  • Utilize data from diverse sources with knowledge and skill in informatics and patient care technology to promote safety and optimal patient outcomes.
  • Appraise and respond to the economic, legal, political, and social issues that impact health and wellness of individuals, families, groups, communities and populations through emancipatory knowing.
  • Communicate and collaborate with other members of the health care team to advocate for high quality and safe patient care.
  • Deliver culturally appropriate nursing care through health promotion and disease prevention to populations on a local and global level.
  • Assume responsibility and accountability for ethical professional behavior and nursing care.
  • Demonstrate competent nursing practice in diverse settings caring for individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations.
“The University of Saint Joseph was my first and only choice when selecting an accelerated nursing program for those with a previous Bachelor’s degree. I would recommend the ASD program at the University of Saint Joseph to any student who values mentorship”
Michael Andrews '16