Second Baccalaureate Track Course of Study Overview

The Associate Director of the Baccalaureate Nursing Program will work with you on an individual basis to develop a plan of study, including outlining the prerequisites you need and assisting you in determining the best way to progress through the nursing sequence and to complete University Core Curriculum requirements.

After meeting prerequisite requirements and being admitted to this track, you’ll begin the 19-month accelerated clinical courses with two nursing courses in the fall semester, followed by a similar course load in the spring and summer. In the second year, the fall and spring semesters include three nursing courses each to complete the sequence.

Clinical study begins with courses introducing basic nursing concepts and health care appraisal. You’ll practice the nursing skills learned in the campus laboratory in a variety of real clinical settings-hospitals, long term care facilities, clinics, provider’s offices, and home health care facilities-under the supervision of nursing faculty. As you progress through the nursing curriculum, you will learn increasingly more complex skills and work with clients across the lifespan in acute, chronic, and rehabilitation states. During the last semester, you’ll be asked to demonstrate your accumulated knowledge and acquire the foundation of leadership and management principles within the profession. You will master a variety of computer skills as you work with current computer technology throughout the program.