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Accelerated RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree Program

Bachelor of Science students at the College of Nursing may choose an accelerated program of study to complete their degree. All courses are offered entirely online.

The program includes a total of 61 credits in the upper-division levels. Thirty-one credits are specifically in Nursing courses, while 30 are Arts and Science. The 61 credits earned in the Bachelor of Science programs will combine with the 60 credits previously earned by students for the total number of credits required for the Bachelor's Degree, 121

* Note: Residency Requirement refers to the minimum number of credits that must be completed at SUNY Upstate  

For individual course descriptions, please visit the Academic Catalog

Degree Completion

61 Credits
Total for BS Program

31 Credits
In Nursing

30 Credits
In Liberal Arts

Accelerated - 16 Month Program

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Year 1 - Fall

COURSE CREDIT TERM
PATH 360: Pathology 3 16 weeks, terms 1 & 2
NURS 327: Professional Nursing Transitions 3 8 weeks, term 1
Liberal Arts Elective 3 8 weeks, term 1
NURS 330: Health Assessment and Health Promotion Across the Lifespan 4 8 weeks, term 2
Liberal Arts Elective 3 8 weeks, term 2
TOTAL 10/16

Year 1 - Spring

COURSE CREDIT TERM
ENGL 325: Professional and Technical Writing 3 16 weeks, terms 1 & 2
NURS 387: Health Care Policy and Politics 3 8 weeks, term 1
NURS 465: Nurse as Educator for the BS 3 8 weeks, term 1
NURS 481: Research in Nursing 3 8 weeks, term 2
NURS 415: Leadership and Management 3 8 weeks, term 2
BIOL 310: Biostatistics 3 8 weeks, term 2
TOTAL 18

Year 1 - Summer

COURSE CREDIT
HUMA 420 Ethics and the Health Professional 3
NURS 444: Community Health Nursing 4
NPHM 390: Applied Pharmacology 3
TOTAL 10

Year 2 - Fall

COURSE CREDIT TERM
NURS 490: Trends in Practice and Healthcare 5 16 weeks, terms 1 & 2
BIOL 420: Epidemiology 3 8 weeks, term 1
Liberal Arts Elective 3 8 weeks, term 1
NURS 456: Information, Quality & Safety 3 8 weeks, term 2
NURS Elective 3 8 weeks, term 2
TOTAL 17

Accelerated - 22 Month Program

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Year 1 - Fall

COURSE CREDIT TERM
PATH 360: Pathology 3 16 weeks, terms 1 & 2
NURS 327: Professional Nursing Transitions 3 8 weeks, term 1
NURS 330: Health Assessment and Health Promotion Across the Lifespan 4 8 weeks, term 2
TOTAL 10

Year 1 - Spring

COURSE CREDIT TERM
ENGL 325: Professional and Technical Writing 3 16 weeks, terms 1 & 2
NURS 465: Nurse as Educator for the BS 3 8 weeks, term 1
NURS 481: Research in Nursing 3 8 weeks, term 2
BIOL 310: Biostatistics 3 8 weeks, term 2
TOTAL 12

Year 1 - Summer

COURSE CREDIT
NURS 444: Community Health Nursing 4
NPHM 390: Applied Pharmacology 3
TOTAL 7

Year 2 - Fall

COURSE CREDIT TERM
NURS 490: Trends in Practice and Healthcare 5 16 weeks, terms 1 &  2
BIOL 420: Epidemiology 3 8 weeks, term 1
NURS 456: Information, Quality & Safety 3 8 weeks, term 2
NURS Elective 3 8 weeks, term 2
TOTAL 14

Year 2 - Spring

COURSE CREDIT TERM
Liberal Arts Elective 3 16 weeks, terms 1 & 2
NURS 387: Health Care Policy & Politics 3 8 weeks, term 1
Liberal Arts Elective 3 8 weeks, term 1
NURS 415: Leadership and Management 3 8 weeks, term 2
TOTAL 12

Year 2 - Summer

COURSE CREDIT
HUMA 420: Ethics and the Health Professional 3
Liberal Arts Elective 3
TOTAL 6
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