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  • The Capital Nursing Second Degree Accelerated BSN Program (CNAP) is a pre-licensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program designed for people who have completed a baccalaureate or graduate degree in a non-nursing field. The program offers two separate tracks, which vary in format and length. Our daytime track offers courses during the day throughout the week, whereas our hybrid track offers some courses online, lecture or lab one day a week in the evening, and clinicals on Saturday. Students can elect to apply to either track, or can apply to both if they desire to do so.

    CNAP Daytime Track

    Student cohorts begin every August and will finish 20 months later that following May. The application deadline each year is March 15th for students to be considered for that following fall semester. Anywhere between 32-40 students will make up the cohort each year.

    Classes, labs, and clinicals will be offered during the day throughout the week (four days a week, usually). There will be no class or clinical on the weekends during this track. Each semester will consist of 12-14 credit hours, including clinical experiences which begin in the first semester.

    Completion of three graduate-level courses are required to be taken to graduate. These courses generally transfer to other graduate programs, including those that offer nurse practitioner and other specialty tracks that Capital does not offer.

    Clinical experiences will take place in clinical sites all over the Columbus region, including all major hospitals in the area.

    Due to the time constraints of this track students are not able to hold a full time job while in the program. Some students elect to work part time on the weekends, if possible.


    CNAP Hybrid Track

    Student cohorts are admitted every two years beginning in May, and will finish 24 months later. Students have between November 1 - December 1 to submit their application to be considered for admission for that summer semester (the year we are admitting students). Anywhere between 16-24 students will make up this cohort.

    Lectures will be delivered in an online-hybrid format with some courses offered online, and other courses meeting face to face. Labs will be offered on campus during the evening throughout the week. Students can expect to meet on campus once a week from 5-9 p.m. for either lecture and/or lab.

    Clinicals are offered on Saturdays from 7 a.m.-7 p.m., or on a weekday from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. (terms 5 and 6 may require weekday clinicals). Clinical experiences will take place in clinical sites all over the Columbus region, including all major hospitals in the area.

    Completion of three graduate-level courses are required to be taken to graduate. These courses generally transfer to other graduate programs, including those that offer nurse practitioner and other specialty tracks that Capital does not offer.

    This track will allow students to work full time, if desired, and still go through the program on a full time basis. Students should have some flexibility with their schedules, as weekday commitments can be necessary at times during the program.

    • Tuition and Fees

      Nursing Accelerated BSN Program tuition/fees are $510 per credit hour for the 2016-17 academic year. The program is made up of 65 semester hours and additional costs for the program include, but are not limited to:

      • Books
      • Uniforms and equipment
      • Student nurse liability insurance
      • Immunizations
      • CPR (American Heart Association; Basic Life Support, Health Care Provider)
      • Criminal records check 
      • Graduation and pinning costs
    • Approval and Accreditation

      STATE OF OHIO APPROVAL AND NATIONAL CCNE ACCREDITATION

      The C-NAP program is one of two Capital University Department of Nursing pre-licensure BSN program tracks, and as such is approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing. Graduates are eligible to apply to take NCLEX-RN® and apply for licensure to practice nursing as a registered nurse in Ohio or any other state or U.S. territory. In addition, the program is nationally accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).