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Nursing Student


School of Adult and Graduate Education

Traditional Admissions

Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Become a skilled nurse ready to provide high-quality healthcare in just 15 months — apply by March 1 to start classes in May!

Are you ready for a fulfilling career in the high-demand field of nursing? If you already have a bachelor’s degree (or will have one by May) our Accelerated BSN program can prepare you enter the field of nursing and care for your patients with confidence.

You'll receive the same exceptional and rigorous training that is the hallmark of the School of Nursing at Cedar Crest, in 15-month format that allows you to start your career as a nurse more quickly.

Program Delivery

This is a full-time, 54-credit program delivered on our campus in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Cohorts begin the program during the College’s Summer Term, which starts in May each year. The curriculum also includes, at no additional per-credit cost, three graduate-level credits and the option to complete another six graduate credits. This can help students interested in graduate studies seamlessly transition to our Master of Science in Nursing programs, which include Nurse Educator, Nurse Administrator and Nurse Practitioner tracks. All courses are taught by Cedar Crest School of Nursing faculty.

Admission Requirements

The ABSN is open to both female and male students that successfully meet the following requirements:

  • Non-nursing bachelor’s degree
  • Overall GPA of 3.0
  • Interview with nursing program faculty

The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) is waived for the ABSN program.

Required Nursing Prerequisites

Anatomy and Physiology I
Anatomy and Physiology II
Clinical Microbiology
Concepts in Chemistry
Principles of Human Nutrition
Probability and Statistics
Introduction to Psychology
Life-Span Development
Introduction to Culture and Society

Paying for your degree

For the most up-to-date tuition and fees associated with the ABSN, visit Student Financial Services.

Scholarships are also available.

Learn More & Apply

You can request more information about the Accelerated BSN program or begin your application on our website. To speak to an admissions representative, email or call 610-740-3770.

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Program Outcomes: BSN