The Accelerated Option is an intensive, one-year program for non-nursing graduates who are interested in earning a BSN. Designed for highly motivated students who already have a bachelor’s degree in a field other than nursing, this program builds on your previous education and learning experiences. Our program has attracted a wide variety of students with degrees from fields as diverse as biochemical engineering to performance arts. We believe that any work you’ve done can be broadly applied in the science and care of other people.
• Program length: 12 months (three terms)
• Curriculum: 40-50 hours per week of classroom and simulation lab coursework; clinical experiences at top hospitals
• Term start: Spring, Summer, Fall
WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT
Our Accelerated Option has many benefits to students, but here are a few of them:
An Accelerated Track to a Nursing Degree
The accelerated nature of the program ensures our students make the transition from education to practice faster. Our fast-paced program is focused on preparing you for a nursing career sooner.
Our physical placement on a medical campus offers a number of benefits. We believe nursing education should be integrated alongside other disciplines to understand how they work together as a team to deliver patient care. We emphasize interprofessional simulations across other disciplines. You’ll have the chance to collaborate with your counterparts in medicine, physical therapy, pharmacy, social work and other related fields.
Diversity of Experience
We’re proud to offer a diverse curriculum, with core nursing courses focused on adult care, childbearing, pediatrics, mental health and community patient populations. And with students hailing from various disciplines, the unique makeup of your cohort is bound to create a distinctive learning environment.
State-of-the-Art Clinics and Simulation Labs
Clinical simulation is an integral part of our teaching and learning. Our Clinical Simulation Institute provides a safe, supportive learning environment to practice a wide variety of clinical skills with sophisticated technology. This precursor to live clinical rotations offers valuable practice on how to deliver high-quality patient care.
Successful Program Outcomes
Goldfarb's 2018 NCLEX Pass Rate (during the second quarter of 2018) is 95.24%, with graduates passing on the first attempt.
The accredited Accelerated Option prepares students to provide direct care to patients and their families in a variety of health care settings, as well as to pursue higher degrees in nursing. Passing the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX®)* exam is required to become an entry-level registered nurse. *Please note that program completion does not guarantee eligibility to take the NCLEX-RN. See the Missouri Practice Act for details. Section 335.066 of the Missouri Nurse Practice Act can be viewed online.
Interested in learning more about our Accelerated Option program? Read about our admissions requirements or take our Virtual Tour.
Learn more about our related degree program, Upper Division Option