Program Overview | Capital University
Close

Majors

Program Overview

  • The Capital University Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing 2nd degree program designed for people who have completed a baccalaureate 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.

    Accelerated BSN Daytime Track

    Student cohorts begin every August and will finish 20 months later that following May. Students must have their admission application and all required forms submitted by March 15 to be considered for admission for the fall semester. Anywhere between 32-60 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.


    Accelerated BSN Hybrid Track

    Student cohorts are admitted every other year (odd years) beginning in May, and will finish 24 months later. Students must have their admission application and all required forms submitted by December 1 to be considered for admission for the following summer. Up to 32 students will make up this cohort, as space permits.

    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 be on campus on Wednesdays from 4-9 p.m. on Wednesday's weekly for class and lab.

    Clinicals are offered on Thursdays or Saturdays 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. Students will indicate preference of clinical day at the onset of the program.

    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

       Please visit the university Tuition and Fees page for full details. 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
      • Clinical experiences
    • 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).