University of Utah
Second Degree Accelerated BSN


Basic Information: This program is for students who wish to complete their BSN at an accelerated pace.  Students do not need to have completed a bachelor's degree to apply to this program.

Must Dos: Apply to the University of Utah and the College of Nursing.  It is recommended to attend an information session before scheduling an appointment with an advisor.

Program Length: 16 months or four semesters straight through.

Prerequisites: Biology*, Anatomy and Physiology*, Elementary Chemistry*, Statistics*, Nutrition, Human Development, Medical Microbiology, and Pathophysiology.  Those classes designated with an asterisk must be completed prior to applying to the program. Students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA in all prerequisite courses. A course equivalent chart for other Utah universities can be found here

Prior Classwork Information: Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better.

Application Information: The application to the College of Nursing can be found here

Fall Semester Start
Application Open: December 2nd
Application Deadline: March 1st 11:59 PM Mountain Time

Spring Semester Start
Application Open: July 2nd
Application Deadline: October 1st 11:59 PM Mountain Time

 The application to the University of Utah can be found here

Admission Tests: For those students who do not speak English as their native language, you must score at least a 50 on the Speaking Proficiency English Assessment Kit (SPEAK) test.

Tuition: Information about tuition can be found here.

Financial Aid/Scholarships: Financial aid and scholarship information can be found here

Updated: May 2018.