Nursing, B.S.N. Second Degree 14-month (Express)

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Curriculum (136 credits)


Degree Requirement Total Credits
Required Prerequisite Courses 31
Required Nursing Courses 76
General Education Courses 29
Total credits for BSN degree 136

All required prerequisite courses must be taken prior to starting the Accelerated BSN Program. Students may apply to the program before finishing all prerequisites.

Second Degree students must fulfill similar course requirements as other students in Villanova University's BSN Program. In recognition of achievement of the first undergraduate degree, the accepted student will receive 31 transfer credits for required prerequisite courses and 29 credits as general education credits applied toward their nursing degree.

Credit for courses that have been taken at another college or university may be transferred if the course is required in the program and if the grade is "C" or above. In order to determine course equivalency, the course description from the catalog of the outside institution is compared to the course description in the Villanova University catalog; course syllabi are reviewed if necessary.  The courses listed below are the Villanova course equivalent for each prerequisite requirement.  Students may view the course description by clicking on the course number or title.


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The above program requirements are applicable to students entering Summer 2024 and beyond. Please consult the appropriate archived catalog available on the homepage for years prior to these requirements. In order that programs offered by Villanova University reflect current advances and additions to knowledge and upgraded professional requirements, Villanova University reserves the right to change programs and requirements without prior notice. Students generally are bound to the requirements in effect and published online for the year in which their class begins its first year of study. Special requirements may be in effect for students who have left the University and are being readmitted. Students are advised to check with the web catalog or with their college offices regarding changes that may affect them. Additional academic information may be obtained from the various college offices and the web sites listed for the particular policies, programs and services found in this catalog. 




Bachelor of Science in Nursing

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