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In the Accelerated BSN Nursing Track, you will learn how to provide care for people in different phases of the lifespan and in a variety of health care settings.Throughout the program, you will have the opportunity for collaborative practice and experiential learning in our in our state-of-the-art simulation center. Graduates of Accelerated BSN track will be prepared to become health care leaders in a global society.



The BSN degree allows for graduates to practice in a profession that integrates the art and science of caring. Once you successfully complete the 16-month ABSN program you will be eligible to sit for the state board licensing exam to become a registered nurse. Registered nurses with a BSN degree are able to work in a variety of practice areas such as:

  • Acute care settings
  • Intensive Care Units
  • Specialty areas including pediatrics, maternity, and mental health nursing
  • Community health settings including schools, clinics, and health departments
  • Care management




The 51 BSN nursing programs are approved by the Kentucky Board of Nursing () 


The Commonwealth of Kentucky Board of Nursing certifies that the 51 Baccalaureate Degree Program has met the requirements established by law and the Kentucky Board of Nursing. In alignment with the U.S. Department of Education regulation 34 CFR 668.43 (a) (5) (v) for Nursing Education, the Baccalaureate Degree Program at 51 provides a comprehensive curriculum which prepares students to sit for the NCLEX-RN examination.   Students seeking licensure in states other than Kentucky and Ohio should refer to for additional licensure requirements.

Program Contact Information

Please go to the advising webpage to view a list of Nursing Advisors or to make an appointment.




The 51 2022 NCLEX pass rate was 97%.

For more details and a past history of the 51 NCLEX pass rates, please see the on the website.




The baccalaureate degree in nursing, master’s degree in nursing, postgraduate APRN certificate and Post Master's Doctor of Nursing Practice degree at 51 are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education()


The Accelerated BSN Program is designed for non-working, full-time students who can immerse themselves into the theoretical and clinical aspects of professional nursing practice.