Accelerated Nursing & Nurse Practitioner Paths
Accelerated nursing programs are for you if you have completed a bachelor’s degree in a non-nursing program but have made the decision to become a nurse. These programs are typically 12–18 months and focus on nursing classes that were not part of your bachelor’s degree.
The nurse practitioner (NP) profession is a mid-level provider, similar to a physician assistant. This is a master’s degree program. You can start a program to be an NP after completing a bachelor’s in nursing program (B.S.N.), or an accelerated nursing program, which will provide you with the B.S.N.
Prerequisites for most accelerated nursing programs:
- General Biology (BIO101, 4 credits with lab)
- Microbiology (BIO203, 4 credits with lab)
- Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II (BIO326 and BIO327, 8 credits with lab)
- General Chemistry (CHE101, 4 credits with lab)
- Organic/Biochemistry (CH271, 4 credits with lab)
- General Psychology (PSY101, 3 credits)
- Human Development (PSY311)
- Statistics (MAT161) or Biostatistics (BIO333, 3 credits)
- Nutrition (FNI191 or 211, 3 credits)
Graduate schools will expect that you have some experience in the medical environment, even if it is just volunteering at a hospital. We have relationships with several facilities within walking distance of the campus. Find out more about our current internship sites.
Alyssa Smith, Class of ‘20
- B.S. Biology at SUNY Plattsburgh
- Mercy College, Accelerated Nursing Program
Danielle Guimond, Class of ’19
- B.S. in Biomedical Sciences at SUNY Plattsburgh
- Notre Dame of Maryland University, Accelerated Nursing Program