Accelerated Option-BSN (Face-to-face and hybrid options available)

Accelerated  Face-to-Face Option

Students enrolled in the accelerated face-to-face option are enrolled for four semesters and are admitted to Allen College for the summer or fall. All courses are taught on the Allen College Campus in Waterloo, Iowa.

Accelerated  Hybrid Option

Students enrolled in the Accelerated Hybrid BSN Program are enrolled for 15 months. Students enrolled in this program will complete coursework at the Allen College Campus during the first summer of enrollment in a hybrid format. Following the first summer, students will periodically meet face-to-face in Des Moines during the semester with the majority of learning occurring in an online environment. Students will complete clinical requirements during the Fall, Spring, and final Summer semester in the Des Moines area.  Summer housing is available.

About the Accelerated BSN Program

The Accelerated Option of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program is designed to facilitate career change and degree completion effectively and efficiently. It offers all required nursing coursework over four semesters of intensive study including summer(s). Graduates are excellent nurses who are strong in theoretical knowledge and clinical skills.

Students must complete a minimum of 124 semester hours of coursework to earn the degree Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Students must complete a minimum of 66 semester hours of general education coursework as outlined in the plan of study, including a minimum of:

  • 15 hours in the humanities
  • 15 hours in the social sciences
  • 18 hours in the natural sciences and mathematics
  • 18 hours of general electives (including a 3 credit diversity course).

Students attend other regionally accredited colleges and universities to complete the general education component of the plan of study. Students admitted to the Accelerated Option from UNI, Wartburg College, Central College, Simpson College and Loras College may also earn a baccalaureate degree from the institution from which they are transferring as well as from Allen College.

Students are required to complete a minimum of 58 semester hours of nursing coursework. Applicants are encouraged to consult an admissions counselor at Allen College prior to enrollment ensuring coursework meets the requirements.