Accelerated BSN Program FAQs
Below is a list of accelerated BSN program FAQs we receive from prospective students.
- What are the general admission requirements for the ABSN program in Charlotte?
- How will this online-based accelerated BSN program prepare me for a successful nursing career?
- When should I apply to the ABSN program?
- How many students does the Accelerated BSN program in Charlotte accommodate?
- Is it possible to work while participating in this Accelerated BSN program?
- What type of student excels in this accelerated nursing program?
- Are there any financial aid options available for the accelerated nursing program in Charlotte?
- What are the requirements for producing my admissions video?
1. What are the general admission requirements for the ABSN program in Charlotte?
Because it is a second-degree program, students must have a bachelor’s degree in a non-nursing field from an accredited institution, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. ABSN prerequisites must also be completed with grades of “C” or higher, including microbiology with labs, human anatomy and physiology with labs, chemistry with labs, statistics, developmental psychology across the lifespan, nutrition and one social science course.
To ensure the delivery of safe, effective nursing care, students must also be able to independently, with or without reasonable accommodation, meet the following technical standards: functional use of human senses, visual observation, verbal and non-verbal communication, gross and fine motor movements, critical thinking skills, behavior and social attributes, and the ability to manage stressful situations.
2. How will this online-based accelerated BSN program prepare me for a successful nursing career?
Our Accelerated BSN program follows a blended learning model. It combines online coursework led by esteemed professors, hands-on experiential learning in our nursing simulation labs in Charlotte and real-world clinical practice in local health care facilities that are among the region’s top employers. This type of program format provides a strong academic foundation along with the clinical preparedness necessary to take the National Council Licensure Exam-RN, or NCLEX-RN, and become a registered nurse.
3. When should I apply to the ABSN program?
Our accelerated nursing program in Charlotte offers three starts a year in January, May and September. Applications are typically due two months before classes start. Our admissions counselors can help you develop a personalized enrollment plan, which includes the completion of any necessary prerequisite courses.
4. How many students does the Accelerated BSN program in Charlotte accommodate?
Our blended learning model gives us the flexibility to accommodate a greater number of qualified students than many other nursing programs in the area. We start new cohorts three times a year, in January, May and September. Clinical groups are set up to have between five and eight students per instructor so that everyone receives a high level of personalized attention.
5. Is it possible to work while participating in the Accelerated BSN program?
Our accelerated nursing program in Charlotte follows a rigorous, full-time format that could easily be considered a job in itself. We recommend that students allow themselves to focus on their accelerated BSN education full time. If they must work, however, we suggest working no more than 10 hours a week.
6. What type of student excels in this accelerated nursing program?
The Accelerated BSN program in Charlotte is fast-paced. The students who are most successful in this type of learning environment are dedicated, self-motivated, organized and eager to learn. They anticipate the stress that is going to be involved and are not afraid to lean on their fellow students and faculty for support and encouragement.
7. Are there any financial aid options available for the accelerated nursing program in Charlotte?
Northeastern University’s Office of Financial Aid can provide you with general information regarding the funding options available for the program. Our staff is also happy to assist you in the completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form, which is the first step in determining federal financial aid eligibility.
8. What are the requirements for producing the admissions video?
Each ABSN program applicant is required to submit a brief admissions video to complement his/her goal statement. These videos do not have to be professionally produced. The process can be as simple as using a smartphone. Students should view the video as an opportunity to augment and further personalize the written application.
Our only requirements for the video are that it must be at least one minute in length, have appropriate lighting and show the applicant’s face throughout. The video should answer the question: What qualities or experience do you have that make you an ideal candidate for the Northeastern University ABSN program in Charlotte?
Please contact our admissions team if you have additional questions.