Skip to main content

Accelerated 2nd Degree BS in Nursing Track

The Accelerated 2nd Degree BS in Nursing Track is a course of study designed for individuals with a non-nursing bachelor’s degree who are interested in pursuing professional nursing. This full-time, fast-paced program requires significant dedication and commitment to cover the same curriculum as the traditional program in a more condensed and rigorous format.

This accelerated program brings together people from all walks of life, with educational and professional experiences from every field. Students with children, and from diverse backgrounds between the ages of 23 and 63, are integral members of the class. A one-to-one 270-hour internship with an RN preceptor is offered during senior year.

Completion of the 57-credit program prepares the graduate for entry-level professional practice, to take the NCLEX [R] licensure exam, and to gain the academic foundation for graduate study in nursing.

Important Bb Information from Orientation

Click here to download important Blackboard information from the student orientation.

Contact Information

For answers to your questions and for more information contact Cynthia Mendoza at (413) 577-2322, cmendoza@nursing.umass.edu