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2021-2022 University Catalog 
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Accelerated Nursing, BSN

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About the Program

For individuals who hold at least an undergraduate degree and wish to pursue a career in Nursing

This full time program lasts 4 semesters (59 credits)

Graduates are prepared to take the national nursing licensure exam, NCLEX, and be licensed as a Registered Nurse (RN). Graduates will receive a Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Program emphasizes clinical leadership, evidence-based practice, health promotion and prevention, and quality improvement. Faculty are committed to provide students with innovative evidenced based teaching/learning strategies to prepare students to deliver safe, high quality nursing care for individuals and families with diverse needs.

Graduates can immediately enter professional nursing practice OR continue their studies towards an advance practice nursing specialty or doctoral degree (DNP or PhD).

School of Nursing


59 Credits Required

Departmental/Program Major Course Requirements

Civics Literacy Proficiency Requirement:

The Civics Literacy Proficiency activities are designed to develop civic knowledge of Purdue students in an effort to graduate a more informed citizenry.

Students will complete the Proficiency by passing a test of civic knowledge, and completing one of three paths:

  • Attending six approved civics-related events and completing an assessment for each; or
  • Completing 12 podcasts created by the Purdue Center for C-SPAN Scholarship and Engagement that use C-SPAN material and completing an assessment for each; or
  • Earning a passing grade for one of these approved courses (or transferring in approved AP or departmental credit in lieu of taking a course)

For more information visit the Civics Literacy Proficiency website.

Program Requirements


  • 2.0 Graduation GPA required for Bachelor of Nursing degree.
  • “C” or better required in all NUR major courses

Critical Course

The ♦ course is considered critical.

In alignment with the Degree Map Guidance for Indiana’s Public Colleges and Universities, published by the Commission for Higher Education (pursuant to HEA 1348-2013), a Critical Course is identified as “one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.  Students who want to be nurses, for example, should know that they are expected to be proficient in courses like biology in order to be successful.  These would be identified by the institutions for each degree program”. 


The student is ultimately responsible for knowing and completing all degree requirements.

The myPurduePlan powered by DegreeWorks is the knowledge source for specific requirements and completion.

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