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 June.

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.