Top institutions offering the accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) programs:

University of Pittsburgh
- The Accelerated 2nd Degree BSN is designed to enable those with a Baccalaureate Degree in another discipline to earn a Bachelors of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN) in three consecutive full-time terms.
- At the completion, graduates are eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) to become Registered Nurses (RN).
- Admission to the program is highly competitive and is based upon proven academic achievement and grades earned in prerequisite courses.

University of North Dakota
- The "Baccalaureate Accelerated Curriculum" (BAC-2) is open only to candidates who already have a baccalaureate degree in a discipline other than nursing. The accelerated nursing curriculum is offered in four academic terms.
- UND Nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and are approved by the North Dakota State Board of Nursing.

Duke University
- The School of Nursing offers an Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) program for individuals who have completed at least an undergraduate degree and the required pre-requisites upon application.
- The full-time, campus-based program lasts 16 months.
- Upon completion of the ABSN program, graduates are eligible for licensure as a registered nurse and entry into professional nursing practice.

Georgetown University
- The Accelerated Second Degree Bachelor of Science in Nursing program prepares candidates who have already completed a bachelor's degree in another field for professional nursing practice.
- Students can graduate with a BSN in only 16 months.
- Georgetown has an exceptionally high first-try NCLEX pass rate. 100% of its 2008 BSN graduates passed the NCLEX examination on their first try.

Quinnipiac University
- The accelerated BSN track is designed for those with a bachelor's degree in another discipline interested in pursuing nursing as a second bachelor's degree.
- The degree can be completed in one calendar year.

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