Northeastern’s Online Accelerated BSN Admissions

We seek applicants with the dedication and academic potential necessary to succeed in our nursing school. Whether you have a prior non-nursing bachelor’s degree or you’re a transfer student looking to complete your degree, Northeastern can help you earn a BSN in as few as 16 months.

The first step of the accelerated BSN admissions process with any of our nursing programs is to speak with someone on our admissions team.

From there, we will assign you a dedicated admissions counselor who will answer your questions and support you throughout the application and admissions processes. You won’t have to figure it out alone.

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During the first meeting with your counselor, they’ll ask you why you want to become a nurse, review your academic transcript(s) and discuss the eligibility requirements for our nursing programs.

Your accelerated BSN admissions counselor will help you:

  • Assess your education goals and determine your enrollment eligibility.
  • Develop a plan for you to complete prerequisites and any other outstanding admissions requirements, with your preferred start date in mind.
  • Submit the most competitive application possible to our School of Nursing.

Schedule an appointment with an admissions counselor today.

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Admissions for the Accelerated BSN

To enroll in the Accelerated BSN program near Boston or in Charlotte, you are required to:

  • Have a non-nursing bachelor’s degree or at least 62 college credits from an accredited institution.
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, regardless of prior education level
  • Complete each prerequisite course with a “C” grade or higher.
  • Complete the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), if necessary, with a 100 score.
  • Get your transcript evaluated by World Education Services ( if your degree or college credits were obtained outside the United States.
  • Meet the university’s technical standards for safe, effective nursing care.
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Is It Possible to Work While Participating in the ABSN Program?

Because of its rigorous, full-time format, our ABSN program could be considered a job. We recommend that students focus on their education full-time. However, if you must work, we recommend discussing the demands of your school schedule, including clinical rotations, with your employer when determining how many hours a week are feasible.