Accelerated Program

Due to the increased demand by current Saint Mary's nursing students for the limited number of clinical positions available, the College has decided to suspend the Accelerated Nursing Program.

For women with a baccalaureate degree in another major from an accredited college or university, Saint Mary's College offers the Accelerated Option Program in Nursing. The program leads to a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in nursing. Upon completion of course requirements and clinical experience, you are prepared to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) for licensure as a registered professional nurse.

Typically, the program begins in mid-May and finishes mid-August of the following year. You should allow one or two years extra for completion if your earlier degree program did not include any of the prerequisites listed below. You may be admitted to the program before completing all of the Saint Mary's general education requirements (you must complete all science prerequisites before applying); however, you must complete the College's general education requirements to receive your degree and become eligible to take the licensure exam.

Applications for the Accelerated Program in Nursing are accepted throughout the year, although it is best to apply during the second semester. The priority deadline for applications is February 15. Students are admitted once a year, beginning in May.

Accelerated Program Prerequisites

Accelerated Program Curriculum


For Accelerated program admissions information and admissions packet contact: