Accelerated Nursing Program

Launch your nursing career in a program with a 95-100% NCLEX-RN pass rate

You’re driven, motivated and you’re interested in helping people. You want to start a successful career in nursing as quickly as possible. Ashland University’s Post-Baccalaureate Accelerated BSN program in Mansfield, Ohio is designed to help students who have already earned a bachelor’s degree with a strong science foundation launch a successful nursing career in 15 months.

The Accelerated Nursing degree program is a fast-paced, cohort-driven program where you’ll gain clinical experience and solid preparation for the NCLEX-RN all while working in a tight-knit community. With a supportive faculty who genuinely want to see you succeed, you’ll find more than coursework and clinicals here. This is the place you can establish your new future. 

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Accelerated Nursing Program

Discover A Fulfilling Career

Are you struggling to start a career in your field? Do you want to expand your career options? At Ashland University, we understand how difficult it is to feel stuck in your career. That’s why we’ve designed our post-baccalaureate Accelerated BSN program to be the perfect fit for students who are looking for a fast and affordable education to jumpstart a successful career in nursing.

Not only does earning your BSN make you a competitive job applicant, it also qualifies you to earn a sustainable income while making a positive difference in the world. A BSN is one of the few in-demand career opportunities that opens up infinite possibilities to apply your degree. You can finish on a fast-track and get back into the job market with a career you love.

Licensure Disclosure: The Accelerated BSN program curriculum meets educational requirements of all 50 states for graduates to apply for a Registered Nurse license. The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) provides professional licensure requirements by state. Additionally, NCSBN identifies participating jurisdictions as part of the Nurse Licensure Compact. AU’s Accelerated BSN program does NOT meet the educational requirements for licensure in the U.S. territories of American Samoa, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin Islands, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, and the Republic of Palau.The program makes every effort to provide accurate and up-to-date information; however, individual state licensure requirements may change.

About the Post-Baccalaureate Accelerated BSN Program

In this fast-paced degree program, you’ll learn the essential knowledge and skills for successful nursing practice. Our Accelerated BSN Program utilizes state-of-the-art classroom, clinical and laboratory environments that begin the very first day of classes to provide a hands-on education designed to empower you for future success.

As part of the Accelerated BSN framework, you’ll receive the educational preparation needed to take the NCLEX-RN and obtain licensure. If you are interested in pursuing a career as an NP or CRNA, earning this foundational degree is the first step toward specialized careers in nursing.

Ashland University’s Accelerated BSN Program offers 3 entry points during the year, allowing you to enroll when it’s the right time for you and your family. No matter when you choose to enroll in the program, you’ll have countless opportunities to learn important protocols and concepts in nursing practice. Many of our grads go on to work as bachelor’s prepared RNs, NPs, CRNAs and beyond in noteworthy medical care facilities such as OhioHealth and Cleveland Clinic.

Post-Bachelor's Accelerated Nursing Program

On average, our cohorts earn a 95-100% pass rate on the NCLEX-RN

Accredited by the American Association College of Nursing (AACN) through the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

Ohio Board of Nursing
Approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing

HLC Accredited
Ashland University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Benefits of the Post-Baccalaureate Accelerated BSN

Benefits of the Post-Baccalaureate Accelerated BSN

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What to Expect

  • Classes are held at the national award-winning Dwight Schar College of Nursing & Health Sciences Mansfield Campus
  • A typical schedule involves classes, lab, or clinical Monday-Friday from 8AM-5PM*
  • A rigorous, fast-paced schedule designed to be completed in 15 months
  • 1:8 clinical instructor-to-student ratio
  • Supportive faculty and cohort community
  • State-of-the-art facilities and impressive simulation center

* Infrequent scheduling of labs and clinicals on Saturdays or on certain evenings

About Ashland University

Founded in 1878, Ashland University continues to have a rich tradition as a private, comprehensive institution preparing students for exciting, impactful professions and careers. Your success is our goal, not just while you are a student but for the rest of your life as a member of the Eagle family.

We place a great emphasis on the importance of each member of our community. The phrase “Accent on the Individual ” has been our motto for many years and characterizes well the nature and content of both the online and campus environment.

We promise to teach you how to think, not what to think. We promise to work with you to create an individualized plan for your future, and we promise you an affordable education. We promise you will be guided by mentors invested in you as an individual. They will, within a diverse community of respect, design personalized transformative experiences to develop you as a person who works, serves and leads with integrity. And we promise you a lifelong commitment as we continue to help you discern your life calling and make a positive impact on your family, community and the world at large.

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