Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University

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.

Jefferson BSN graduates have consistently scored among the highest pass rates on the national licensure examination of all Pennsylvania professional nursing programs.

Upon completion of the BSN and successfully passing the national licensure examination, students may automatically matriculate into a MSN specialty.*/**

o    Admission to the MSN is valid for up to two years from completing the BSN

o    The MSN can be completed full-time (15 months) or part-time (up to 5 years)

*  Restrictions apply for the neonatal and adult/gerontology acute care nurse practitioner specialties.

** International students should take note of special program limitations.