With the health care industry booming and registered nurses in high demand, there has never been a better time to pursue a nursing degree. So, if you have a non-nursing bachelor’s degree and are highly driven, our Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program in Charlotte affords you the opportunity to earn your BSN in 16 months
Our blended education model, which combines online coursework with experiential learning, will unlock your full nursing potential. In fact, health care employers seek out our graduates because of the unmatched skill, confidence and experience they bring to the nursing profession.
Accelerated Time Frame
With class starts in January, May and September, our second-degree Accelerated BSN program in Charlotte is able to compress your nursing education into a 16-month time frame by leveraging your previous academic experience.
Because the program is rigorous and fast-paced, it’s best to view it as a full-time job. The students who tend to be the most successful in our ABSN program are dedicated, self-motivated and eager to learn. They anticipate the stress that’s involved and aren’t afraid to lean on fellow students and faculty for support and encouragement.
Without a doubt, our accelerated nursing program in Charlotte will challenge you every step of the way. But don’t forget, you always have a dedicated university family willing to provide guidance—so you’ll never feel alone in your journey.
Also, remember your end goal; this program is a short-term, 16-month commitment with long-lasting successful outcomes. By the time you reach graduation and stand alongside your cohorts at your pinning ceremony, you’ll feel a strong sense of accomplishment and pride.
Blended Education Model
Following the same accredited ABSN curriculum as our well-established program in Boston, our accelerated nursing program in Charlotte will provide you with the strong academic foundation and clinical preparedness necessary for passing the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX) to become a registered nurse. In fact, 91% of our Boston ABSN graduates pass the exam on the first try.
Spanning four semesters, our full-time ABSN program requires you to complete 67 credit hours steeped in online nursing theory courses, hands-on learning at our nursing facility and real-world clinical practice at local health care facilities.
- Online nursing theory coursework is developed and led by top educators and scholars who forge research and educational partnerships across the campus and around the world.
- Start-of-the-art nursing facility in uptown Charlotte features the most advanced medical equipment for practicing core nursing skills and participating in patient-care simulations under faculty supervision.
- Clinical rotations at Novant Health and Carolinas HealthCare System and other area facilities prepare students to meet the highest standards of patient care and play leadership roles in nursing.
The topics covered throughout our accelerated nursing program in Charlotte give you exposure to concepts such as cultural diversity, nursing informatics and evidence-based practice so you can perform effectively in today’s dynamic health care environments.
As health care continues to advance and patient needs become more complex, a growing number of hospitals are establishing new education standards for their nursing staff and only hiring nurses that have a bachelor’s degree or higher in nursing.
The median annual wage for registered nurses in 2015, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, was $67,490. The bureau also anticipates that employment for registered nurses will grow by 16% between 2014 and 2024, which is much faster than the average growth for all occupations.
According to Forbes, Charlotte is among the top 20 best cities for businesses and careers, specifically in the health care industry. The Charlotte Chamber of Commerce also claims the city’s health care industry employs 11% of people in the Charlotte area, with more than 100,000 working in the field.
Overall, North Carolina affords a lot of opportunity to those who want to pursue a nursing career. According to a December 2014 report, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services predicts the state will have a shortage of nearly 13,000 registered nurses by the year 2025.
Known for quality outcomes, the Northeastern University School of Nursing has prepared nurse leaders in practice, education and research for more than 50 years.
Therefore, by earning your BSN degree from our accelerated nursing program in Charlotte, you develop the critical-thinking, leadership and communication skills that allow you to bridge the nursing shortage gap and excel in a variety of health care professions, including:
- Hospital Nurse
- Urgent Care Nurse
- School Nurse
- Military Nurse
- Hospice Nurse
- Health Care Educator
- Research Analyst
- Medical Sales Representative
- Nursing Informatics Analyst
- Corporate Nursing Consultant
- Academic Nurse Writer
- Life Care Planner
- Nurse Coach
- Legal Nurse Consultant
Get Started Today
Before our nursing program in Charlotte can provide you with the education you need to succeed in the field of nursing, there are several requirements you must meet prior to enrollment. Such ABSN requirements include having a bachelor’s degree in a non-nursing field, with a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA.
Each of our highly trained admissions counselors are happy to take the time to answer your questions, review your transcripts and discuss your eligibility requirements for the accelerated nursing program in Charlotte.
And, because going back to school is an investment of time and money, our admissions team can help ensure this program is the best fit for your future goals. Upon contacting us, we will assign you an admissions counselor who will be your primary point person throughout the admissions process.
This dedicated staff member will help you:
- Navigate the program requirements and determine your enrollment eligibility.
- Create a personalized academic plan that helps you achieve your target start date.
- Apply for admission into the Northeastern University School of Nursing.
With the inaugural ABSN program in Charlotte kicking off in September, our pre-enrollment process is in full swing. So, if becoming a nurse is something you’re serious about, please contact our admissions team at 866.891.1490 today.