Bachelor of Science in Nursing
The Full-time Accelerated Coursework Track (FACT)- 2 Year is designed for students who already hold a bachelor's degree in a field other than nursing. This program allows students to complete a BSN in two academic years of full-time study. Students must have a baccalaureate degree and 26 specific college credits to start the program.
Students earn 55 BSN credits and 9 MSN credits in two years. Course content (approximately two days per week) and immersion experiences (16 hours per week) are scheduled to allow time to integrate theoretical concepts and constructs into clinical practice. Immersion experiences may include daytime, evenings and/or weekends.
Jefferson Nursing students learn clinical skills in a risk-free, simulated-patient environment that is one of the nation’s leading centers of its kind. Combined with their clinical practice at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, our BSN students graduate with far more hours of clinical experience than is professionally required.
Upon completion of the BSN and successfully passing the national licensure examination, students may automatically matriculate into a MSN specialty.* Admission to the MSN is valid for up to two years from completing the BSN, and the MSN can be completed full-time (15 months) or part-time (up to 5 years).
FACT/Midwifery Program Option
The M.S. in Midwifery prepares graduates to provide midwifery care, including primary care of women and neonates, with an emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention across the lifespan. Graduates are eligible to earn the Certified Nurse-Midwife (CNM) credential from the American Midwifery Certification Board. FACT students who successfully complete the midwifery admission/interview process are assured admission to the M.S. in Midwifery program following the BSN portion of the FACT program.**
* Restrictions apply for the neonatal and adult/gerontology acute care nurse practitioner specialties. International students should take note of special program limitations.
** Progression into the Midwifery program requires successful completion of the BSN (minimum GPA may apply) and passing the NCLEX to obtain RN licensure. Due to VISA restrictions, the M.S. in Midwifery is only able to accept U.S. citizens and permanent residents at this time.