Bachelor of Science in Nursing - Accelerated Prelicensure

The new Accelerated Pre-Licensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is for high-achieving transfer students who have completed all prerequisite general education courses.  Students enrolled in the Accelerated Pre-Licensure BSN will complete the program in five semesters, including summers, with full-time enrollment status (10-18 credits per semester). 

The program prepares graduates to sit for the NCLEX to become a registered nurse.  The program will be offered Monday through Friday during the fall and spring semesters, and summer courses are offered in a combination of online, hybrid, and in-seat classes and clinicals on Saturday and/or Sunday. 

General Application Requirements:

  • Minimum cumulative college GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Submission of a complete application for admission and payment of the application fee
  • Submission of official transcripts from each college and university attended
  • Complete of all prerequisite general education level courses

The program follows a rigorous schedule and as such, students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 each semester of the program. If a student's cumulative GPA falls below 3.0 the student will have one semester to achieve the 3.0 requirement. If unable to achieve a 3.0 GPA, the student will have the opportunity to submit a change of major application and continue the BSN program in the standard Pre-Licensure program.

To be admitted to the program, applicants must have the following pre-requisites completed, with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)

Anatomy & Physiology I (w/lab) - 4 credit hrs
Anatomy & Physiology II (w/lab) - 4 credit hrs 
Microbiology (w/lab) - 4 credit hrs
Composition I - 3 credit hrs
Composition II - 3 credit hrs
Introduction to Psychology - 3 credit hrs
Introduction to Sociology - 3 credit hrs
Introduction to Philosophy- 3 credit hrs 
Math Concepts or Algebra or higher - 3 credit hrs
Statistics - 3 credit hrs
Social Science Elective - 3 credit hrs
Humanities Elective - 3 credit hrs
Fine Arts Elective - 3 credit hrs
Oral Communication - 3 credit hrs

Students can verify transferability of any college courses they have taken by using the online Transferology tool .

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For more information please contact the Methodist College Admissions Office at 309-672-5513.