Accelerated 2nd Degree BSN Students - Class of 2013

Accelerated 2nd Degree BSN Program

The Accelerated 2nd Degree BSN Program at Thomas Edison State College in New Jersey is a 12-month Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program designed for adults who have earned a bachelor's degree (non-nursing) completed prior to acceptance and who are interested in becoming registered nurses.  This is an intense, full-time program that prepares graduates for the National Council Licensure Exam for RNs (NCLEX). Due to the rigorous nature of the program, outside employment is not recommended.

NursingCAS is Open 

To apply for the October 2016 term, submit your application and all required documents via NursingCAS no later than July 1, 2016. 

TESC alumni should apply via the TESC online application.

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Program Highlights:

  • Program includes 60 general education credits (earned prior to acceptance into the program) and 60 credits of professional nursing courses (completed via online and classroom-based courses at Thomas Edison State College).  Learn about Program Requirements 
  • Clinical experiences are held at Capital Health, a state-of-the-art, technologically advanced, Magnet-designated facility in Trenton, N.J. and Hopewell, N.J.; Clinical courses are also held at Capital Health
    (free parking).  Learn about Clinical Requirements 
  • Classroom-based courses offered two days per week at Thomas Edison State College in Trenton, N.J. (free parking)
  • Asynchronous online courses
  • Opportunity for employment in nursing upon graduation
  • Class size limited to 30 highly motivated adult, independent learners
  • All students receive an iPad
  • Program offered in four 12-week terms
  • No scheduled Friday classes or clinical sessions or courses
  • View FAQs about Accelerated BSN Program
  • View Potential Timeline of Accelerated BSN Program

Tuition is $36,091 , made in quarterly payments. Students are billed in four quarterly installments. Students accepted into the program must make a $2,000 non-refundable deposit within two weeks of acceptance to confirm their space; the deposit is applied directly toward their first quarterly tuition payment.

NOTE: All tuition and fees listed here were approved in June 2015, by the Board of Trustees of Thomas Edison State College and are effective July 1, 2015. Tuition and fees are subject to change. Tuition and fees for courses and examinations for the nursing and general education requirements taken at other institutions will be the student's responsibility.

Financial aid is available for our Accelerated 2nd Degree BSN Program.

For more information about the 2nd Degree BSN program, contact us at (609) 633-6460 or email.


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