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Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

The master's degree program in nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Cedar Crest College School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education .

The baccalaureate nursing program and master’s/post-master’s certificate programs at Cedar Crest College located in Allentown, Pennsylvania are accredited by the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, Georgia 30326 404-975-5000
The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the baccalaureate nursing program and the master’s/post-master’s certificate programs is continuing accreditation.

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Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Become a skilled nurse ready to provide high-quality healthcare in just 15 months

Cedar Crest’s Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing is a full-time program designed for students who already hold a bachelor’s degree in a non-nursing specialty and are ready for a fulfilling career in the high-demand field of nursing. When you enroll in this program, you receive the same exceptional and rigorous training that is the hallmark of the School of Nursing at Cedar Crest, in an accelerated, 15-month format that allows you to start your career as a nurse more quickly.  

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Building on the strength of our traditional BSN program, which boasts a 100% pass rate on the NCLEX exam for 2018-2019, students in this program can take advantage of the School of Nursing’s state-of-the-art learning facility, which includes two health assessment labs, a maternal and pediatric lab, an adult health lab and community health lab, and a Simulation Center with two high-fidelity simulation labs. The School of Nursing also maintains excellent relationships with clinical partners in large healthcare networks across the region.

Program Delivery

This is a full-time, 56-credit program delivered on our campus in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Cohorts begin the program during the College’s Summer Term, which starts in May each year. The curriculum also includes, at no additional per-credit cost, three graduate-level credits and the option to complete another six graduate credits. This can help students interested in graduate studies seamlessly transition to our Master of Science in Nursing programs, which include Nurse Educator, Nurse Administrator and Nurse Practitioner tracks. All courses are taught by Cedar Crest School of Nursing faculty.

Admission Requirements

The ABSN is open to both female and male students that successfully meet the following requirements:

The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) is waived for the ABSN program.

Required Prerequisites

Nursing Science Prerequisites
BIO 117: Anatomy and Physiology I
BIO 118: Anatomy and Physiology II
BIO 127: Clinical Microbiology
CHE 103: Concepts in Chemistry
NTR 210: Principles of Human Nutrition

Nursing Prerequisites
MAT 110: Probability and Statistics
PSY 100: Introduction to Psychology
PSY 210: Life-Span Development
SOC 100: Introduction to Culture and Society

Paying for your degree

For the most up-to-date tuition and fees associated with the ABSN, visit Student Financial Services.

Scholarships are also available.

Learn More & Apply

You can request more information about the Accelerated BSN program or begin your application on our website. To speak to an admissions representative, email sage@cedarcrest.edu or call 610-740-3770.

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