BW Approved to Offer Accelerated BSN

March 7, 2012

Baldwin Wallace University has received final approval to offer an accelerated Bachelor of Science in nursing program that allows students to earn this second degree in a new profession in just 12 months.

With authorizations in place from the Ohio Board of Nursing, Ohio Board of Regents, and the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges, classes will begin August 1.

Distinctive Curriculum Addresses New Nursing Responsibilities

The concept-based curriculum at the center of BW’s ABSN program is a dynamic approach to nursing education that addresses the increasing expectations and responsibilities of today’s nurses. The program combines classroom rigor with comprehensive clinical rotations designed to develop leadership, communication and critical thinking skills suited to today’s complex health care system. Upon completion, students will be prepared to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).

ABSN Joins Other Healthcare Related Programs at BW

The accelerated BSN is designed for prospective students who already hold a bachelor’s degree in another field and will complement a robust and growing number of healthcare-related programs, housed in all seven academic divisions of the College. Most recently, an undergraduate major in Public Health joined Exercise Science, Pre-physical therapy, Athletic Training, Music Therapy, Neuroscience, Healthcare Management (BA and MBA) and Communication Disorders.

BW will hold a series of information sessions about the ABSN beginning Wednesday, April 4, 2012 or you can find out more online at