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Accelerated 2nd Degree BSN Program

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Change Your Career in 12 Months 

The W. Cary Edwards School of Nursing's Accelerated 2nd Degree BSN Program is a one-year program for those who already possess a non-nursing bachelor's degree and are interested in becoming a registered nurse. This accelerated, 12-month program includes a combination of online courses, classroom-based courses and clinical site-based experiences that prepare students to take the National Council Licensure Exam for RNs (NCLEX-RN).

Why Thomas Edison State College?

  • Scholarships are available (learn more)
  • Helpful staff who provide personalized student service
  • Leverage the degree you already possess to earn your BSN in 12 months
  • Opportunity for employment upon graduation
  • No classes or clinical sessions scheduled on Fridays
  • Regionally accredited, senior public institution
  • Class size limited to 30 highly motivated, adult students