Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Office of Admission
Durst Welcome Center
fax 440-826-3830

Approval and Accreditation Status

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


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

Accelerated BSN

Program Information

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.

We are now accepting applications for the Fall 2016 class.

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) .

BW nurses are employed in many Northeast Ohio health care organizations including Southwest General Health Center, University Hospitals of Cleveland, The Cleveland Clinic, MetroHealth Medical Center, Guidestone, Akron General 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.  Several graduates are currently enrolled in Master's programs in Nurse with goals to become Nurse Practitioner.

Outstanding NCLEX-RN Pass Rates

Graduates of the Baldwin Wallace University Accelerated BSN program enjoy a superior passage rate on the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN). The first-time taker passage rate of the Class of 2013 was 94.74% and for the Class of 2014 it was 92.31%. In both years, Baldwin Wallace placed among the very top tier among all Ohio schools of nursing.  Comparative NCLEX-RN performance of Ohio schools of nursing can be viewed at

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

BW offers a single, comprehensive price for the 12-month Accelerated BSN Program.  Total cost of the 2015-2016 program is $33,215.  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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