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Degrees type: Bachelor
MAC’s Accelerated BSN was built for those looking for a career change. If you’ve got a bachelor’s degree in any field, you can obtain a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in as few as 16 months.
This program was built around our Traditional BSN program, but offers an accelerated entry point for those who have already completed a bachelor’s degree in any field but are looking to change careers to nursing.
The program includes a mix of classroom work as well as clinicals and work in our Nursing Simulation Center.
Is it right for you?
The program is cohort-based which means that students enter the program as full-time students.
This is a fast-paced, intensive program that requires a strong dedication to the work and critical thinking skills.
Graduates of this program meet educational eligibility requirements to take the National Certification and Licensure Examination-Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN).
Accelerated for quick completion
For those with previous degree but looking for new career
Four science courses, then straight to nursing curriculum
State-of-the-art simulation labs
High demand job-market
- Nurse Informaticist Roles
- Hospital Administration
- Home Health Care Coordinator
- Industrial Nursing
- Physician Offices
- Home Health Care Services
- Mental Health and Addiction Care Centers
- Nursing Care Facilities
- Correctional Facilities
- NUR 305 – Introduction to Professional Nursing Practice 3 Credits
- NUR 310 – Nursing Assessment 3 Lecture / 1 Seminar / 4 Credits
- NUR 315 – Pharmacology Basics 2 Credits
- NUR 320 – Foundations of Professional Nursing Practice 3 Lecture / 1 Clinical / 4 Credits
- NUR 325 – Gerontological Nursing 2 Credits
- NUR 335 – Pathopharmacology I 2 Credits
- NUR 345 – Psychosocial Integrity: Behavioral/Mental Health Nursing 3 Credits
- NUR 350 – Professional Nursing Practice I 3 Lecture / 3 Clinical / 6 Credits
- NUR 355 – Maternal-Newborn Nursing 1 Credit
- NUR 365 – Nursing Research 3 Credits
- NUR 400 – Professional Nursing Practice II 3 Lecture / 4 Clinical / 7 Credits
- NUR 401 – Capstone: Leadership in Professional Nursing 3 Credits
- NUR 405 – Pathopharmacology II 2 Credits
- NUR 410 – Population Health 2 Lecture / 1 Clinical / 3 Credits
- NUR 415 – Pediatric Nursing 2 Credits
- NUR 425 – Nursing Informatics 2 Credits
- NUR 435 – NCLEX Preparation 1 Credit
- NUR 450 – Professional Nursing Practice III 3 Lecture / 2 Clinical / 5 Credits
- NUR 460 – Transition to Nursing Practice 1 Lecture / 4 Clinical / 5 Credits
The demand for registered nurses is expected to rise 16% from 2014 to 2024, an increase of 439,300 jobs.*
The average median wage for a registered nurse with their Bachelor’s Degree in the state of Pennsylvania is $73,388. The median salary for a BSN is nearly $8,000 per year higher than a nurse who holds an Associate Degree.*
- Patient-Family Centered Care – Recognize the patient and family as a full partner in providing coordinated, compassionate, age- and culturally-appropriate care.
- Teamwork and Collaboration – Function effectively as a member of the interdisciplinary team fostering interprofessional and intraprofessional communication, mutual respect, and shared decision making to provide coordinated quality care.
- Evidence-Based Practice – Evaluate and integrate current research and evidence with clinical expertise in the delivery of quality healthcare and the improvement of health care processes and outcomes.
- Informatics – Employ information systems to communicate, manage knowledge, mitigate error, and support decision-making.
- Quality Improvement – Evaluate outcome data of patient care processes and employ improvement methods to improve the quality and safety of health care.
- Safety – Anticipate and minimize risk of harm to patients and other healthcare providers through both system effectiveness and individual performance.
Professionalism – Demonstrate the values, ethics, and legal standards of the nursing profession; responsibility and accountability for own behaviors and decisions; and competent performance in nursing practice to ensure quality patient-centered care.
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