Accelerated Nursing Admissions Overview

Are you ready to fast-track your nursing education so you can start your new nursing career sooner? The Notre Dame of Maryland University Accelerated 2nd Degree BSN program will help you do just that. As long as you meet our accelerated BSN admissions requirements, you can apply for a start date in January, May, or September.

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Key Accelerated Nursing Admissions Process Steps

  1. Fill out the form
  2. Chat with our admissions staff
  3. Meet requirements
  4. Identify start date and enroll
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Admissions Support

For the duration of your admissions process, you’ll work with an assigned admissions counselor who will offer you guidance every step of the way, from keeping up with document submission deadlines to ensuring your success in completing accelerated nursing school prerequisites.

Our dedicated admissions team works exclusively with prospective Notre Dame ABSN students. They know all there is to know about our accelerated nursing program and are readily available to help you determine your odds of being accepted into our School of Nursing from both an academic and commitment standpoint. The accelerated nursing school program takes a considerable amount of dedication and time to be successful, after all.


What are the ABSN program start dates?

Our hybrid ABSN program offers three start dates per year — in January, May, and September — making it possible to begin your nursing education sooner. Our on-campus ABSN program offers one start date per year in May.

How do I start my accelerated nursing school application?

Start your accelerated nursing application by speaking with an admissions counselor. He or she will review your previous undergraduate transcripts as well as discuss your next steps for success in the application process.

What are the ABSN admissions requirements and what prerequisites do I need to complete to be eligible?

To become eligible to enroll in the Notre Dame ABSN, you must have a non-nursing bachelor’s degree, with a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher (on a 4-point scale). Additionally, if you haven’t taken all ABSN prerequisite courses (22 credit hours), you will also need to pass them within the minimum grade requirements to become eligible to apply.

Prior to enrolling in the Accelerated BSN program you must complete six prerequisite courses, which you can learn more about on our eligibility page. An admissions counselor can help you determine which courses you may still need to complete to become eligible to apply.

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For More Information

Contact us to learn more about our accelerated nursing admissions process.