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Accelerated Second Degree Nursing Program

Nursing at Clemson University

The accelerated second degree nursing program is designed for individuals who have already earned a bachelor's degree from a regionally or nationally accredited college or university.

  • New student cohorts will begin this program each fall semester. Each cohort will be comprised of up to 32 students. The majority of classes are held at University Center Greenville.
  • The 16-month program consists of four, full-time consecutive semesters (fall, spring, summer and fall) and will lead to a Bachelor of Science in nursing degree.
  • All prerequisite courses must be successfully completed prior to the start of classes.

Clemson University Accelerated Second Degree (ASD) Nursing Program

The ASD Nursing Program is designed for individuals who have previously earned a Bachelor's degree from a regionally or nationally accredited college or university. This is an intense full-time program of study, including rigorous clinical experiences. All classes and clinical experiences associated with this program are based out of the University Center of Greenville and surrounding area hospital systems.

Requirements for Admission to the Accelerated Second Degree Nursing Program:

  • Bachelor's Degree from a regionally or nationally accredited college or university
  • Prerequisite courses must be completed prior to beginning the program
  • Cumulative or last 60 hours GPA of at least 3.0 or higher

Curriculum Plan

Fall
NURS 3100 Health Assessment - 3 (2,3) (2 Lecture Hours, 3 Lab Hours)
NURS 3040 Pathophysiology for Health Care Professionals - 3 (3,0)
NURS 3400 Pharmacotherapeutic Nursing Interventions - 3 (3,0)
NURS 3120 Medical-Surgical I - 4 (2,6)
NURS 3200 Professionalism in Nursing - 3 (3,0)

Spring
NURS (HCG) 3330 Healthcare Genetics - 3 (3,0)
NURS 3030 Medical-Surgical II - 7 (3,12)
NURS 3050 Psychosocial Nursing - 3 (3,0)
NURS 3230 Gerontology Nursing - 2 (2,0)

Summer
NURS 4010 Mental Health Nursing - 5 (3,6)
NURS 4110 Nursing Care of Children - 5 (3,6)
NURS 4120 Nursing Care of Women and Their Families - 5 (3,6)

Fall
NURS 4030 Medical-Surgical III - 5 (3,6)
NURS 4140 Community Health - 5 (3,6)
NURS 4100 Leadership Management - 6 (3,9)

ASD students are considered full time students and are in the program for 4 semesters. Clemson University Tuition and fees can be found here

Steps for Admission

The applications for Fall 2018 closed December 1st. Applications for Fall 2019 will begin to be accepted beginning August 1, 2018 through December 1, 2018.