College of Nursing
B.S.N., Accelerated Program

Designed for aspiring nurses who already hold a baccalaureate degree in a non-nursing major, the accelerated program allows students to graduate with a B.S.N. in just 14 months.

Offered in partnership with Georgian Court University, this 61-credit program is run exclusively at the Georgian Court campus in Lakewood, New Jersey.

Second degree baccalaureate graduates are prepared to practice nursing in a variety of settings, which may include ambulatory care, acute care hospitals, long-term care facilities and hospices and schools. Moreover, the baccalaureate degree in nursing prepares graduates to continue education on a graduate level. Graduates are eligible to sit for the NCLEX-R.N.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the prerequisite courses that must be completed prior to starting the nursing program?


As of fall 2015, all accepted students must complete 9 prerequisite courses. These courses may be accepted from your first bachelor's degree, or the can be completed at any regionally accredited institution in the United States. Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in order for coursework to be accepted. The courses are:
Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4 credits)
Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4 credits)
Organic Chemistry (or biochemistry) (4 credits)
Microbiology (4 credits)
Developmental Psychology (3 credits)
Ethics - Healthcare Ethics Preferred (3 credits)
Statistics (3 credits)
Introductory Nutrition (2 Credits)
Economics - Healthcare Economics Preferred (3 credits)
Do I have to wait until I have completed all of the prerequisite courses before applying to the accelerated nursing program?

No. Most applicants submit their application to Seton Hall while they are still working on completing their prerequisite courses. In order to ensure you have completed the correct prerequisite requirements, we suggest you submit your transcripts to the program for advisement prior to applying.

Must the prerequisite course be completed in a certain time period before beginning the program?
There is no expiration on prerequisite courses, but these are foundational courses. Students accepted into the program are responsible for the knowledge contained within the courses.

What is the deadline for applying?
The application deadline is April 1.

How many people are accepted into the program?
Class size is limited to 30 students.

How long is the program?
The program is comprised of 61 credits of nursing courses, taken in an accelerated program over 14 months. It is a full time program with classes from Monday through Friday. There are 4 semesters in total, including a summer semester and an abbreviated final semester. It generally begins in late August (following Seton Hall academic calendar) and commences the following year in October.

What degree is conferred?
Upon completion of the program, Seton Hall University College of Nursing will award the Bachelor's of Science in Nursing degree. 

What if I have a bachelor's degree from a country besides the United States?
Transcripts from institutions outside of the United States or Canada must undergo a course-by-course evaluation conducted by an independent credential evaluation agency. These agencies must be members of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO). Exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis.

Who Should I contact for more information?
Francesca Bruno, M.A. 
Assistant Director 
Seton Hall University Accelerated B.S.N. Program, Lakewood Campus 
P: 732-987-2289 
F: 732-987-2033 
francesca.bruno@shu.edu

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