Baylor University

Second Degree Accelerated BSN


Basic Information: Baylor University is located in Waco, Texas.  This program is for students who have already earned a bachelor's degree in another field and have finished the basic requirements for their BSN. 

Must Dos: Students must apply to Baylor and to the College of Nursing.

Program Length: The "FastBacc Track" is a 12 month program consisting of 62 credit hours. It starts at the beginning of each summer. The course plan can be found here.

Nursing Prerequisites:

  • Microbiology
  • Anatomy & Physiology I
  • Anatomy & Physiology II
  • Chemistry
  • English Composition I
  • English Composition II
  • English Literature
  • Federal Government
  • Bible-based Religion
  • World Religion
  • History course 
  • Nutrition course
  • Statistics course
  • Intro to Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Intro to Sociology

Students must have a prerequisite GPA of at least a 3.0.  All courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.

Prior Classwork Information: Students must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.75.

Application Information: The application deadline is January 15, 2019 for the College of Nursing for summer admission.  The application information for Baylor can be found here

Admission Tests: All students must take the HESI A2 Exam.  International students must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam.

Tuition: Tuition information can be found here

Financial Aid/Scholarships: Financial aid information can be found here.  Scholarship information can be found here

Updated: June 2018.