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Accelerated Second Degree Nursing

Fairfield University

15 months
53630 USD/year
53630 USD/year
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Are you thinking you would make a great nurse, but your undergraduate degree is not in nursing? Fairfield University’s Accelerated Second Degree Nursing program provides a unique opportunity for those with bachelor’s degrees in fields other than nursing to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree in an accelerated format.


About this Degree

The Accelerated Second Degree Nursing program from Fairfield University is designed to draw upon your prior education and experience, allowing you to earn a second bachelor’s degree in 15 months. Previous knowledge serves as a foundation for nursing courses as you develop the social awareness, critical thinking skills, aesthetic sensibility and values that prepare you to sit for the NCLEX licensing exam.

Fairfield’s Accelerated Second Degree Nursing program will teach you how to be a great nurse—and a great leader.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Professional Nursing
  • Healthcare Delivery Systems
  • Health Assessment
  • Geriatric Nursing
  • Fundamentals of Nursing Care
  • Health & Wellness
  • Basic Pathophysiology and Pharmacology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 15 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Completed Application for Admission Form.
  • A Professional Resume
  • A Personal Statement (about 500 words) describing your purpose in undertaking a baccalaureate nursing education. Include the factors or experience that led to your decision to pursue a BSN at Fairfield University.
  • Official transcripts
  • Two Recommendation Forms and Letters, one of which must be, preferably, from a current employer or supervisor.  Recommendations are completed online and you will need to enter the email address of your recommender.
  • Interviews. 
  • International transfer students currently in the US with an F-1 Visa and attending another institution must submit the following documentation in addition to the above application requirements 30 days prior to the start of the semester

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    53630 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 53630 USD per year during 15 months.
  • National

    53630 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 53630 USD per year during 15 months.

Living costs for Fairfield

1736 - 2740 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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