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Summer-Entry Accelerated Bachelor's Program

  • Program

    Learn about our new Master of Science in Nursing (MSN): Entry into Nursing Program.


    The 13-month Summer-Entry Accelerated Program is for highly motivated students who already have a bachelor's degree in another discipline and are interested in a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Nursing.  Beginning in June, the program immerses students in nursing at an accelerated pace until graduation in July of the following year. Upon successful completion, students receive a BS degree and are qualified to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) to obtain licensure as a registered nurse.  This intense program is for high achievers ready to roll up their sleeves full-time to build an academic foundation for their future in nursing.

    91% NCLEX Pass Rate

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  • Program

    Admissions Critera

    • Bachelor's Degree (in a discipline other than nursing from an accredited college or university)
    • Application Fee of $75
    • 3 Letters of Recommendation (2 academic and 1 professional)
    • Official Transcripts (from all post-secondary schools)
    • Written Goal Statement
    • Current Resume
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) if English is not your first language


    In addition to a bachelor's degree in a non-nursing field, applicants must complete 17-20 credits (grade B or better) of prerequisite coursework from an accredited college or university. Students who have not taken their prerequisites can take them all online at Hopkins Nursing.

    • Anatomy with lab (3-4 credits)
    • Human Growth and Development Through the Lifespan (3 credits)
    • Microbiology with lab (3-4 credits)
    • Nutrition (2-3 credits)
    • Physiology with lab (3-4 credits)
    • Statistics1 (3 credits)

    Topics should include correlation and linear regression; experimental design such as t-tests, analysis of variance and chi-square; suggested departments: psychology, sociology, education, biology, and mathematics. Statistics courses offered by business, management, and economics departments are typically more theory-based and lack the experimental design component.

  • Curriculum


    Students complete the program full-time and enter with the following prerequisite courses (grade B or better) from an accredited college or university: Anatomy and Physiology, Microbiology, Nutrition, Human Growth and Development Across the Lifespan, and Statistics. Take Prerequisites Online at Hopkins Nursing

    Full-time Course of Study

    • First Semester (14 credits)
      • NR.110.303 Health Assessment
      • NR.110.304 Principles and Applications of Nursing Technology
      • NR.110.306 Professional Role Development in Nursing
      • NR.110.307 Patient Centered Care
      • NR.110.313 Principles of Pathophysiology

    * NR.110.307 Patient Centered Care has a clinical component.

    • Second Semester (16 credits)
      • NR.110.305 Nursing Care of Older Adults Across the Continuum
      • NR.110.312 Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing
      • NR.110.314 Principles of Pharmacology
      • NR.110.315 Nursing for Adult Health I
      • NR.110.403 The Research Process in Nursing

    * NR.110.312 Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing and NR.110.315 Nursing for Adult Health I have a clinical component.

    • Third Semester (14 credits)
      • NR.110.401 Nursing for Adult Health II
      • NR.110.402 Nursing for Child Health
      • NR.110.404 Information Technology in Nursing
      • NR.110.411 Nursing the Childbearing Family

    * NR.110.401 Nursing for Adult Health II, NR.110.402 Nursing for Child Health, and NR.110.411 Nursing the Childbearing Family have a clinical component.

    • Fourth Semester (12 credits)
      • NR.110.405 Public Health Nursing
      • NR.110.407 Transitions into Professional Practice
      • NR.110.408 Transitions Practicum

    * NR.110.410 Seminars in Nursing is also required for the final semester, topic is chosen by student.

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  • Tuition

    Billed Expenses

    (June 2015 - July 2016)


    $71,784 (for entire 13-month program)1

    Matriculation fee:

    $500 (one time only fee for first-time enrolled JHU students)

    Health Insurance:


    Health fee:


    Total Billed Expenses:



    Estimated Other Expenses3

    Room and Board:




    Loan fees:


    Personal Expenses:

    up to $2,100

    Travel Expenses:

    up to $5,236

    Total Other Expenses:


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    1Full-time: 12 credit hours per semester
    2All students must have health coverage.  Purchase of the School’s plan is optional.
    3Amounts for other expenses vary based upon student's selection of books, supplies, and living arrangements.

    Billed expenses are subject to change without prior notice. Changes to a student’s program or course load may result in additional tuition charges and fees. 

  • Funding

    Scholarships & Grants

    Grants are awards based on financial need that do not have to be repaid. Many students also benefit from scholarships and awards based on merit. Scholarships & Grants


    Many students will avail themselves of loans to help finance their School of Nursing Education. If necessary, we encourage you to borrow only what is absolutely essential to cover your educational costs. Loans


    Many students locate part-time employment to help pay education expenses. Numerous positions are available on campus and within various community based organizations. These jobs provide students with opportunities to gain practical work experience. Most positions are funded through the Federal Work-Study Program. Employment

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