May 30, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [FINAL EDITION]

Nursing, Full-time Accelerated Option, BSN

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The accelerated second degree BSN option at Widener University at our Main and Harrisburg campuses offers students the flexibility to complete a 15-month, full-time program. Classes, labs, and clinical experiences occur during the day, in the evening, and on weekends.

Students accepted into the accelerated second degree BSN option will receive a block credit for all general education/prerequisite courses. In addition, students must have completed Anatomy and Physiology I & II, Chemistry, Microbiology, Statistics and Nutrition. Students must earn a grade of “C” or higher in order for a course to be considered for transfer credit.

Anatomy and Physiology I and II courses must be successfully completed not more than 5 years prior to start of the program.


Pre-Semester Session Online (3 Credits)

Total Credits: 68

(C) = a clinical course. (W) = writing enriched.

Student must earn a C or higher in all required and elective courses; a C- is not acceptable. 

The program of study that appears here applies to students who were admitted for the summer session of this catalog year and later.  Students admitted prior to that term should select the appropriate catalog year of their admission.  Choose previous catalogs from the Home, Graduate, or Undergraduate Catalog Page at

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