Accelerated 2nd Degree BSN (ABSN)
About our Accelerated 2nd Degree BSN
Build on what you learned from your previous degree(s) program or career path to become a Registered Nurse. The Accelerated 2nd Degree BSN track is designed for those who have earned a baccalaureate or higher degree in a non-nursing field and are looking for new challenges.
Foundations for Graduate Study
The 2nd Degree program provides a solid foundation for graduate study, which is essential for those who wish to pursue careers in advanced practice positions (such as nurse anesthesia or nurse practitioner), research, and health care management. It is estimated that growth for nurses with graduate degrees will top 50%: many of Pitt’s 2nd Degree students go onto to pursue graduate studies.
Professional Licensure Notification
Graduation from our accredited program is your initial step toward obtaining a professional RN license and practicing as a registered nurse. The U.S. and its territories usually require a professional license to be employed. If you plan on being employed after you graduate, please visit Nursing Licensure.org by clicking on this link https://www.nursinglicensure.org/ for state specific requirements.
See the list of states students graduating from University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing have taken the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX-RN):
California, Colorado, Connecticut, DC, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana,
Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Minnesota, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina,
Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, and West Virginia
Teacher, Nurse, & First Responder
Meet Mike Beach, the lead faculty for our Accelerated 2nd Degree BSN program. His areas of practice include emergency medicine and disaster preparation and response. He teaches courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels