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Accelerated BSN


D’Youville’s accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing allows you to build on previous education and life experiences to take on new roles and begin a career at the front line of healthcare. Through educational experiences designed to support your learning and challenge you to rapidly develop your skills, you’ll become an advocate for patient outcomes and be prepared for a career in nursing in only 15 months.

Our accelerated BSN was developed at the request of our healthcare partners and reflects our goal to build leaders dedicated to serving our communities. In our program, you’ll learn from working professionals and educators who understand the importance of ensuring our students graduate ready to take on vital, under-filled roles in healthcare.

Why Choose D'Youville?

A Leader in Nursing Education

Since establishing the region's first baccalaureate degree in nursing in 1942, D'Youville's Patricia H. Garman School of Nursing has been a leader in nursing education. With degrees offered at all levels, our graduates go on to become nursing leaders and stay connected to the D'Youville community.

Connected to Your Career

Our accelerated BSN was developed and created with student outcomes in mind. During your clinical phase and after graduation, you'll be connected to our healthcare partners and during your education, you'll be one of the first students to learn in our innovative, state-of-the-art Health Professions Hub.

Designed For Your Success

From small class sizes to engaged faculty who know your name and are always willing to help, our programs are designed and delivered in a way we know will lead to your success. At D'Youville, our students learning experiences extend beyond a single program and connect students learning across all of our healthcare fields. When you graduate, you won't practice in a bubble and we ensure that's how you learn here.

What you'll learn:

  • The accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing curriculum is designed for students to build on their previous educational success to obtain their BSN and begin their career in the most expedient format possible.
  • Over six semesters, student learning experiences will combine clinical, lab, and work outside of the classroom to achieve learning outcomes.


Graduates of the accelerated nursing BSN program are uniquely qualified to take on roles in healthcare and build upon previous career and educational success. The American Association of Colleges of Nursing notes:

"Graduates of accelerated programs are prized by nurse employers who value the many layers of skill and education these graduates bring to the workplace. Employers report that these graduates are more mature, possess strong clinical skills, and are quick studies on the job."

Upon graduation, you'll be prepared to take the NCLEX-RN licensure examination and begin your career as a practicing nurse. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, reports that job prospects for registered nurses are expected to grow 7% from 2019 to 2029, faster than the average for other occupations.

For students interested in advanced degrees, the program will provide you with a solid foundation for advanced study and practice. If you're interested in an advanced degree, the D'Youville School of Nursing offers programs that lead to specializations and rewarding careers.


D’Youville students benefit from the close relationships that the institution has developed over the years with the region’s top-ranked hospitals and healthcare organizations. This program was developed with input from our healthcare partners to connect students to vital roles in healthcare to ensure our healthcare workforce meets the needs of our communities.

Clinical experience opportunities are available throughout Western New York and in a variety of hospital and healthcare settings.

Course Requirements

Find detailed course information for the accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, tools to plan your education, and complete academic policies and procedures in the D'Youville academic catalog.

Number Name Credits
NUR-101 Introduction of the Science of Caring 2
NUR-201 Clinical Judgement for Nursing Practice 2
NUR-275 Health Assessment 3
NUR-315 Professional Nursing 1 5
NUR-320 Blended Nursing Pathophysiology and Pharmacology for Nursing Practice 1 3
NUR-340 Caring for the Community 3
NUR-350 Professional Nursing 2 4
NUR-325 Blended Nursing Pathophysiology and Pharmacology for Nursing Practice 2 3
NUR-395 Maternal Newborn Nursing Care 3
NUR-410 Professional Nursing 3 4
NUR-405 Essentials of Nursing Research 3
NUR-425 Caring for Mental Health 3
NUR-415 Nursing Care for Children 3
NUR-455 Professional Nursing 4 6
NUR-475 Nursing Leadership: Bedside and Beyond 3
NUR-490 Transition to Practice  3
Total Credits   53

Admission Requirements

At D'Youville, we are committed to selecting students who are academically well-rounded and committed to meeting the challenges of a high-quality education.

Admission Requirements:

  • Official transcripts documenting a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college/university
  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended prior to application for admission
  • A cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.75
  • Successful completion of the following courses with the grade of C or better within the last 5 years of application to the program:
    • Human Anatomy with Lab (all body systems)
    • Human Physiology with Lab (all body systems)
    • Microbiology with Lab
    • Chemistry with Lab
    • General Psychology or General Sociology
    • Statistics
    • Developmental Psychology (birth to death)

Supplemental Documents (Optional):

  • Two (2) letters of recommendation that address the candidate's character and ability to complete the intensive fifteen-month course of study
  • A written summary of any community, volunteer, and health-related experiences that demonstrate diverse experiences and/or work with individuals from various backgrounds

Students who have been dismissed from another nursing program (including D'Youville's traditional undergraduate nursing program) will not be eligible to apply for admission to the accelerated program.