How will I know if the courses I have completed will fulfill the prerequisite requirements for the Accelerated Nursing Option?

Attending an Information Session may answer some of your questions. Review our prerequisite course descriptions so that you can compare them to the course description of the prerequisite course you have taken or plan to take.

The prerequisite courses Anatomy and Physiology I, Anatomy and Physiology II and Microbiology must be completed within 10 years of the date of your application and received a grade of C+ or higher to be accepted.

The information says that the Accelerated Option is full-time but can I work while attending the Accelerated Option?

This program is a full time commitment. It does not have a set schedule and the courses and clinical assignments could be held on any day of the week (Sunday through Saturday) and at anytime within a 24 hour period. In addition to course and clinical time, there are numerous assignments to be completed. It is strongly recommended that students do not work while attending this program.

Must I complete all the prerequisite courses before applying to the Accelerated Option?

Yes. All prerequisite courses must be completed prior to applying to this program. Students who do not have their prerequisite courses completed and apply to the program will not be considered.

How many people apply to the Accelerated Nursing Option?

The number of applications varies. We received approximately 300+ applications for the February 1, 2011 deadline.

How many students are considered and admitted into the Accelerated Nursing Option?

We have approximately 35-39 seats available for accelerated students each year.

Do I need to take the GREs to be considered for the Accelerated Option?

No. GREs are often required to enter graduate level programs. Completion of the Accelerated Option would earn a Bachelor of Science nursing degree (BSN) undergraduate degree.

Is there a minimum GPA to be considered for the Accelerated Option?

There is not a minimum GPA required to apply to the Accelerated Option. All complete applications with all the prerequisite requirements completed will be considered.

Can I take the CLEP Examination to meet the Growth and Development prerequisite requirement?

NO. You must take a course in Growth and Development that covers the lifespan.

If you would like additional information on the Accelerated Nursing Option, please contact Enrollment Information Services at 617-287-6000 or by email.