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Seton Hall’s Accelerated B.S.N. at GCU

About This Program

Designed for aspiring nurses who already hold a baccalaureate degree in a non-nursing major, the Seton Hall University accelerated B.S.N. program allows students to graduate with a B.S.N. in just 14 months.

Offered by Seton Hall University, this 62-credit program is run exclusively at the Georgian Court campus in Lakewood, New Jersey.

Second degree baccalaureate graduates are prepared to practice nursing in a variety of settings, which may include ambulatory care, acute care hospitals, long-term care facilities and hospices and schools. Moreover, the baccalaureate degree in nursing prepares graduates to continue education on a graduate level. Graduates are eligible to sit for the NCLEX-R.N.

Students interested in a four-year BSN program designed for freshmen or a fast-track six-semester B.S.N. program designed for transfer students who do not hold a bachelor’s degree, should click here for information on the Georgian Court–Hackensack Meridian Health School of Nursing B.S.N. program at the Georgian Court University campus in Lakewood.

Program

All Seton Hall nursing curricula are subject to change and you are encouraged to verify this information in the Seton Hall Undergraduate Catalog. Students in the accelerated second degree B.S.N. program will have a slightly modified curriculum plan since they need to take courses during the summer session.To earn an Accelerated B.S.N. in Nursing with Seton Hall University, you must have a bachelor’s degree and successfully complete:
  • Nursing courses (62 credits)

Courses

Nursing:

Semester One

  • NUTH 1101 Introduction to Professional Nursing (3)
  • NUTH 2003 Pathophysiology (3)
  • NUTC 2011 Health Assessment (3)
  • NUTC 2102 Nursing Therapeutics Recitation and Lab (2)
  • NUTH 3010 Pharmacology (3)
  • NUTC 3113 Adult Nursing 1 (5)

Semester Two

  • NUTH 1003 Sociocultural determinants of health and healthcare (3)
  • NUTH 3003 Research in Nursing (3)
  • NUTH 3102 Gerontological Nursing ( 3)
  • NUTC 3214 Adult II (5)
  • NUTC 3815 Dimensions of Psychosocial Nursing (4)

Semester Three

  • NUTC 3814 Maternal Newborn Nursing ( 4)
  • NUTC 3816 Child and Family Nursing ( 4)
  • NUTC 3917 Acute Adult Nursing (5)

Semester Four

  • NUTH 2002 Legal Aspects of Nursing (1)
  • NUTH 4001 Leadership, Management and Trends in Nursing (3)
  • NUTC 4019 Synthesis  Practicum & Seminar (3)* *NUTC 4019 ONLY for accelerated  program
  • NUTC 4118 Community Health Perspectives (5)

What are the prerequisite courses that must be completed prior to starting the accelerated nursing program?

All accepted students must complete eight prerequisite courses. These courses may be accepted from your first bachelor’s degree, or they can be completed at any regionally accredited institution in the United States. For Fall 2016 entrance, all courses must be a grade of “C” or better. The courses are:

  • Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4 credits) *
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4 credits) *
  • Organic Chemistry (or biochemistry) (4 credits) *
  • Microbiology (4 credits) *
  • Statistics (3 credits)
  • Introductory Nutrition (2 Credits)
  • Developmental Psychology (3 credits)
  • Ethics – Healthcare Ethics Preferred (3 credits)

*Note that for entrance into the Fall 2017 cohort, we will require that these science courses are a grade of “C+” or higher.

Do I have to wait until I have completed all of the prerequisite courses before applying to the accelerated nursing program?

No. Most applicants submit their application to Seton Hall while they are still working on completing their prerequisite courses. In order to ensure you have completed the correct prerequisite requirements, we suggest you submit your transcripts to the program for advisement prior to applying.

Must the prerequisite courses be completed in a certain time period before beginning the program?

For entrance into the Fall 2016 cohort, we do not have an expiration date policy on prerequisites.
However for entrance into the Fall 2017 cohort, the following courses must have been taken with the last five years: Human Anatomy & Physiology I, Human Anatomy & Physiology II, Organic Chemistry, Microbiology, Statistics, and Nutrition.

What is the deadline for applying?

The application deadline is April 1.

How many people are accepted into the program?

Class size is limited to 30 students.

How long is the program?

The program is comprised of 62 credits of nursing courses, taken in an accelerated program over 14 months. It is a full-time program with classes from Monday through Friday. There are four semesters in total, including a summer semester and an abbreviated final semester. It generally begins in late August (following the Seton Hall academic calendar) and commences the following year in October.

What degree is conferred?

Upon completion of the program, the Seton Hall University College of Nursing will award the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.

What if I have a bachelor’s degree from a country besides the United States?

Transcripts from institutions outside of the United States or Canada must undergo a course-by-course evaluation conducted by an independent credential evaluation agency. These agencies must be members of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO). Exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis.

Who should I contact for more information?

Megan Kushner
Assistant Director
Seton Hall University Accelerated B.S.N. Program, Lakewood Campus
P: 732-987-2289
F: 732-987-2033
megan.kushner@shu.edu

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