Admission to the Accelerated BSN Track

Is the USM Accelerated BSN right for you?

» If you're passionate about nursing and willing to dedicate a year of your time to your education, the accelerated track can be a highly-rewarding path.

» Candidates should be highly motivated, as you'll basically be finishing two years of schooling in just 12 months.

» To be considered, you MUST have a BS or BA degree in another field from an accredited college or university.

» Candidates are also expected to have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on all prior academic work.

Admission to the accelerated BSN track is highly competitive.

Terms start in Summer II.

Visit USM's Academic Calendar for this years Summer II start.

Admission is based on the following factors:

  • Previous bachelor's or higher degree in any major from an accredited college or university

  • Submission of NursingCAS application and all other required materials. Visit the Accelerated Nursing Application Center for more details.

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for all previous course work

  • Personal interview for selected eligible candidates (An interview does not guarantee admission.)

  • Achievement of designated benchmark on program-specified externally prepared entrance exam (for example, Test of Essential Academic skills [TEAS])

  • TOEFL score if English is not the native language and/or most recent degree is from a college or university outside the United States. Minimum scores: Writing=20, Reading=19, Speaking=20, and Listening=20.