Nursing - B.S.N.

Effective May 17, 2024 FYS1020 and CAR0010 will no longer be requirements in our undergraduate programs.

The 16-month accelerated bachelor of science in nursing degree program is for students with an earned non-nursing baccalaureate degree, who have completed explicit prerequisites, to enter the field of nursing. Through simulated labs and clinical placements, which are key to the curriculum, nursing students learn and practice the methods to deliver safe and efficient patient care firsthand. Working directly under the supervision of seasoned clinical preceptors, these students gain hands-on experiences across all healthcare settings, including areas of practice relating to Medical/Surgical Nursing I and II, Pediatrics, Obesity, Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, and Community/Public Health Nursing. The curriculum prepares students to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN).

Upon completion of this program, graduates are expected to:

  • Use knowledge and skills required in the field of nursing practice to administer client care.
  • Design and deliver person-centered client care across diverse health populations and settings.
  • Provide evidence-based client care informed by the use scholarship and appropriate information and healthcare technologies.
  • Use a systems-based approach to deliver client care aligned with essential principles of quality and safety within the field of nursing practice. 
  • Integrate interprofessional partnerships into the planning and delivery of client care.
  • Demonstrate professionalism required in the field of nursing practice through personal, professional and leadership development.


A 16-month accelerated program leading to the bachelor of science in nursing degree

Program Admission Requirements *
BIO2003Human Anatomy and Physiology I3
BIO2006Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory1
BIO2013Human Anatomy and Physiology II3
BIO2016Human Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory1
BIO2201General Microbiology3
BIO2206General Microbiology Laboratory1
CHM2040Introduction to General and Organic Chemistry3
DIET2070Lifespan Nutrition3
MATH2001Statistics I3
PSYC2030Developmental Psychology3
Additional Credits *36
Major Courses **
NURS3010Foundations of Nursing Practice6
NURS3030Foundations of Nursing Practice Practicum2
NURS3110Health Assessment3
NURS3115Health Assessment Lab1
NURS4050Care of the Adult I6
NURS4060Care of the Adult I Practicum2
NURS4140Mental Health Nursing3
NURS4150Mental Health Nursing Practicum1
NURS4210Care of Children3
NURS4220Care of Children Practicum1
NURS4250Maternal Newborn Nursing3
NURS4260Maternal Newborn Nursing Practicum1
NURS4310Evidence-Based Practice and Healthcare Informatics ***3
NURS4340Leadership in Nursing ***3
NURS4420Community/Public Health Nursing ***3
NURS4430Community/Public Health Nursing Practicum1
NURS4460Care of the Adult II6
NURS4470Care of the Adult II Practicum4
Total Credits120.0

Equivalent courses from other universities will be reviewed and accepted for admission to JWU's B.S.N. degree program. 


All A&S core courses and other credit requirements are fulfilled with completion of a prior bachelor's degree.


Course must be taken online.

All applicants to the A.B.S.N. Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing should apply through the NursingCAS system.

Admissions requirements:

1. Application

2. Completed bachelor’s degree (or pending completion) with a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA

3. Official transcripts from every post-secondary institution attended

4. Completion of the pre-requisite courses (or approved substitutions) with a grade of B (80%) or better.  Applicants who have more than two pre-requisite courses outstanding will not be accepted. (The two does not include courses in which applicants are currently enrolled.)

5. Applicants who have completed the bachelor’s degree with a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA and who have completed all pre-reqs with a grade of B (80%) or higher will be given Full Accept.

6. Applicants who have not yet completed the bachelor’s degree and/or those with outstanding pre-reqs with a grade of B (80%) or higher will be granted Conditional Acceptance.

Pre-requisite Courses:

1. Human Anatomy & Physiology I with lab
2. Human Anatomy & Physiology II with lab
3. Organic or Inorganic Chemistry
4. Microbiology with lab
5. Development Psychology
6. Human Nutrition
7. Statistics