Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Office of Admission
(440) 826-8012
Durst Welcome Center
(440) 826-2778 (fax)

Attend an Information Session

Tuesday, February 24

Approval and Accreditation Status

The Baldwin Wallace University Accelerated BSN Program is fully approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing.


The ABSN Program at Baldwin Wallace University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. 

Nursing is fast-paced, exciting and in demand by hospitals, clinics and public health agencies. If you have a bachelor’s degree, our accelerated BSN program can put you in a rewarding career in just a year.

Twelve months to a new career

BW combines classroom rigor with comprehensive clinical rotations. You’ll gain leadership, communication and critical thinking skills suited to today’s complex health care system. Upon completion, you’ll be prepared to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) .

Graduates of BW's first Accelerated BSN class (2013) enjoyed a 94.7% pass rate on the NCLEX-RN licensure exam, exceeding the national pass rate for first-time exam takers for all RN programs. Graduates of the 2014 class enjoyed a 92.31% pass rate for first-time exam takers. Both the 2013 and 2014 BSN Classes also exceeded the national pass rate for all BSN programs. 

BW nurses are employed in many Northeast Ohio health care organizations including Southwest General Health Center, University Hospitals of Cleveland, MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland Clinic and Akron Children's Hospital in such specialties as Medical Surgical Nursing, Trauma Nursing, Burn Care Nursing, Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing, Pediatric Nursing, Skilled Nursing, Coronary Intensive Care Nursing and Psychiatric Nursing.  Two graduates from the program are also already enrolled in Nurse Practitioner graduate programs.

Applications are now being accepted for the Fall 2015 classLearn more here.

Innovative approach that’s workplace focused

With our concept-based curriculum, you’ll learn patient care techniques focused on the future of nursing. This learning-centered approach helps you assume the role of care provider, designer and manager across diverse health care settings.

Clinical partners facilitate real-world learning

Our institutional partners provide learning outside the classroom. You'll gain valuable hands-on experience from practicing professionals in a variety of settings, from major hospitals to clinics to extended care facilities.

Comprehensive nursing program priced competitively

We offer a single, comprehensive price for the 12-month Accelerated BSN Program.  Total cost of the 2014-2015 program is $32,000.  This covers the entire 58 credit hour program.  Inclusive in the cost of the package is tuition, books, one uniform set, stethoscope, lab coat, all skills laboratory supplies,  intensive NCLEX-RN preparation and review course, and NCLEX-RN practice examination.  The Accelerated BSN package pricing represents a total savings to the student of more than $4,000.

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