1. Do I apply as a transfer student or a graduate student?
    Accelerated BSN applications are undergraduate transfer students .

  2. When does the program start?
    For 2012 we will have a Spring (January) start and a Summer (May) start.

  3. What is the deadline to apply for the BSN-Accelerated program?
    The deadline is October 1, 2011 for (Spring) January, 2012 and December 1, 2011 for (Summer) May, 2012 early decision and March 1st regular decision.

  4. Do I need to fill out a specific application for the SONHS?
    No, you only need to complete one application. Make sure you specify SONHS, the semester you wish to begin and the degree you wish to pursue.

  5. What are the GPA requirements for the BSN-Accelerated Program?
    • A minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA (All undergraduate course work included)
    • A minimum 3.0 prerequisite GPA
    • A grade of C or better is required in all prerequisite courses
    • A grade of C- or below is considered a failed prerequisite
    • A student may only fail (1) prerequisite course which must be retaken

  6. What are the prerequisite course requirements for the Accelerated BSN program?
    • Chemistry for Life Science w/ Lab
      (Chemistry for premed or chemistry majors will also comply)
    • Human Anatomy w/ Lab
    • Human Physiology
      (Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II meet this requirement)
    • Microbiology
    • Introduction to Psychology
    • Statistics
      (must require that students have taken at least a college algebra course as a prerequisite)
    • Human Nutrition
    • Human Growth and Development
      (must cover the lifespan from birth to death)

  7. How do I know if the prerequisite courses I have taken will transfer in as equivalent to the SONHS?
    Check the list of prerequisites and comments listed in question #6 and review the prerequisite course descriptions. The final determination will be made by the SONHS.

  8. Can I take the prerequisites at UM?
    You may be able to do so. Please contact the office of continuing studies at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and apply to take courses as a non-degree seeking student. Once you have completed the prerequisites you may apply online as a transfer student.

  9. Can someone evaluate my transcripts before I apply?
    Transcript evaluations are processed through the UM's admission's office only after students apply.

  10. How do I meet with an advisor?
    Prospective students may visit our website and sign up for an Information Session. Academic Advisors will be present to answer your questions.

  11. Is there a timeframe when the prerequisites should have been taken?
    We will accept courses from an accredited institution with a grade of C or better that were taken within the last 5-10 years.

  12. What is the difference between the BSN Accelerated Program and the BSN Second Degree Program?
    Both programs are for students who have a Bachelor’s Degree in a major other than nursing. The BSN Second Degree is the two year traditional program. The Accelerated BSN is a (one year) (twelve month) program.

  13. Are the requirements for the BSN Second degree program and the BSN-Accelerated program different?
    No, the prerequisite course requirements and GPA requirements are the same.

  14. Can I apply for both the BSN Second degree program and the BSN-Accelerated program at the same time?
    No, you can only apply for one program.

  15. How many clinical hours does each BSN Accelerated student get per semester?
    For your first semester, you will have several hours of instruction in the simulation lab. You will be at a clinical site one day per week (8-9 hours) your first semester. As you progress through to your second and final semester you will be at a clinical site up to three days a week for up to 8-10 hours a day.

  16. What is the pass rate for the NCLEX?
    Our passing rate for 2010-2011 was above a 94%. Rates are reported on a quarterly basis. Please visit the NCLEX website for the most recent passing rates.

  17. How many BSN Accelerated Students does the School of Nursing & Heath Studies accept every year?
    About 70 students are admitted each May. The January 2012 start will have approximately 60 students.

  18. Is there housing for transfer students?
    Please contact Residence Halls at 305-284-4505 for more information regarding on-campus housing.

  19. Are any of the nursing courses taught online?
    Accelerated BSN courses are taught on-site.

  20. Are scholarships available for the BSN-Accelerated program?
    Students should check the SONHS website for updated scholarship information . Make sure to visit http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/ to complete and update your online FAFSA.

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