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Program Overview
  • The Capital Nursing Accelerated BSN Program 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 will take 20 months to complete. Courses are offered in a daytime format from Monday-Friday, except for the three graduate-level nursing courses, which can be offered in the evenings. If schedule conflicts arise, we reserve the right to schedule outside the days and times outlined above.

    Program Facts

    • Student cohorts begin every August and complete 20 months later in May
    • Between 35-40 students will make up each cohort
    • Each semester consists of 12-14 credit hours, the equivalent of three courses
    • Courses will be offered in lecture, lab, and clinical format
    • Clinical experience begins during the first semester and continues throughout the program
    • Completion of three graduate-level nursing courses are required 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 

    • Optional short-term or service learning opportunities are possible
      • Abroad or within the United States 
      • Competitive application process and self-pay  
      • Following successful completion of first semester course work 

    Tuition and Fees 

    Nursing Accelerated BSN Program tuition/fees are $475 per credit hour for the 2012-2013 academic year. The program is made up of 64 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

    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).