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Accelerated 2nd Degree BSN Program.

The Accelerated 2nd Degree BSN Program at Thomas Edison State College in New Jersey is a one-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program designed for adults who have earned a bachelor's degree (non-nursing) completed prior to admission and who are interested in becoming registered nurses.

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The program prepares graduates for the National Council Licensure Exam for RNs (NCLEX). The 120-credit 2nd Degree BSN program includes 60 general education credits (earned prior to admission) and 60 credits of professional nursing courses completed full-time both online and classroom-based at Thomas Edison State College. Clinical experiences will be held at Capital Health facilities in Trenton, N.J. and Hopewell, N.J.

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Thomas Edison State College is a regionally accredited, New Jersey senior public institution with a national reputation for academic excellence and educational integrity. The School's RN-BSN program is accredited by the New Jersey Board of Nursing (NJBON) and the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC). The School of Nursing RN/BSN-MSN program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Accelerated 2nd Degree BSN

The Accelerated 2nd Degree BSN Program makes it possible for people who already have a non-nursing bachelor’s degree to quickly enter a stable profession with many opportunities for professional growth. In one year, students will complete a combination of online and classroom-based courses and clinical experience


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Accelerated 2nd Degree BSN Program

  • Application fee: $75.00
  • Tuition (total program): $33,580.00
  • Tuition (billed in four quarterly installments): $8,395.00