Accelerated Plan

The accelerated option is designed for transfer students who have general education and science credits and for individuals seeking a second degree.

Minimum Criteria for Admission into the Accelerated Option:

  • 3.0 Cumulative GPA in previous college course work.
  • No grade of less than a C in any science course.
  • A minimum of 76 transfer credits.

The curriculum can be completed in as little as 15 months. The time frame is applicable to students who have completed all prerequisite study and begin the program during Summer Session I, which begins in May. If students have not completed all prerequisite courses prior to starting the program or choose to start at another time, the program length will vary.

If you are interested in having your transcript reviewed to determine your eligibility for the Accelerated Option, contact the College of Nursing and Health Professions at 219.464.6335 or email Jennifer Smolnicky, Academic Advisor, at

Chemistry 4
Lifespan Development 3
General Psychology 3
Human Anatomy & Physiology I & II 8
The Human Experience 8
Human Nutrition 3
Humanities 3
Microbiology 4
Statistical Methods 3
Summer Semester Credits
Nursing 201 Professional Role in Nursing 3
Nursing 203 Health Assessment 3
Nursing 210 Therapeutic Interventions for the Professional Nurse 3
Interprofessional Education 213 Social Determinants of Health 3
Fall Semester Credits
Nursing 325 Nursing Care of the Childbearing Family 5
Nursing 351 Gerontological Nursing 3
Nursing 356 Nursing Care of Adults II 5
Nursing 415 Introduction to Nursing Research 3
Theology 200 The Christian Tradition 3
Spring Semester Credits
Nursing 341 Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing 5
Nursing 354 Nursing Care of Adults I 5
Nursing 425 Nursing Care of the Childrearing Family 5
Nursing 458 Complex Health Care Needs of Adults 4
Summer Semester Credits
Nursing 460 Public Health Nursing 5
Nursing 470 Management/Leadership Strategies for the Professional Nurse 3
Nursing 480 Professional Role Practicum 5
Interprofessional Education 318 Global Health Care Systems 3
Total Credits 67