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Accelerated BSN Option
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Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Accelerated BSN

The Accelerated BSN Option is a 12-month, hybrid nursing program designed for individuals who already have a bachelor’s degree and are seeking a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. The College of Nursing offers three Accelerated BSN cohorts each year with start dates in February, May and October.

The UW Oshkosh Accelerated BSN Option was the first accelerated nursing program of its kind in the United States. Since 2003, the College of Nursing has graduated more than 1,400 accelerated nursing students who represent a strong cadre of registered nurses with diverse experiences and educational backgrounds.

Over the years, the Accelerated BSN curriculum has been honed and perfected to encompass the highest quality nursing education. Instructional components of the Accelerated BSN Option consist of nursing theory courses offered 100% online; clinical rotations completed in or near student’s home community, and one on-campus residency consisting of a two-week lab/clinical combination.

The Accelerated Option is:


The attrition rate is less than 1%, and first-time NCLEX pass rates consistently exceed the national average. Our graduates are well-prepared and able to assume the role of a professional registered nurse.


Courses are completed at the rate of one credit per week. Students must meet high academic and professional standards.


UW Oshkosh’s undergraduate nursing program is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

The Accelerated Option is not:



Each cohort progresses through the curriculum together. Students must adhere to all course schedules and due dates. It is recommended that students reduce employment during the program to ensure their success.


Although the coursework requires a significant amount of independent studying, courses are closely guided by the instructor in a highly structured online learning environment.


Coursework is rigorous to best-prepare competent, new nurses. Students typically spend 8-12 hours on coursework each day.

College of Nursing

Clow Social Science Center
Room C210
800 Algoma Blvd.
Oshkosh, WI 54901