University of Massachusetts
Second Degree Accelerated BSN
Basic Information: The University of Massachusetts is located in Boston, Massachusetts. The typical applicant has a cumulative GPA of 3.3 and prerequisite GPA of at least 3.5. There were 300+ application in 2011 and only 35-39 seats available. 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 the University of Massachusetts and to the College of Nursing.
Program Length: The program lasts 15 months starting in the beginning of the summer.
Prerequisites: Courses include Anatomy & Physiology with Lab, Microbiology with Lab, Statistics, Growth & Development Across Lifespan, Nutrition, and Social Sciences elective. The first three of these classes must be completed with a grade of at least a C+ and the remaining classes must be completed with a grade of at least a C.
Prior Classwork Information: There is not a minimum GPA requirement.
Application Information: The application deadline for the College of Nursing is November 1st. The application information for the University of Massachusetts can be found here.
Admission Tests: Students must take the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) exam.
Tuition: Tuition information can be found here.
Financial Aid/Scholarships: Financial aid and scholarship information can be found here.