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Why a secondary degree in nursing?

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the U.S. health care system will require nearly 203,200 new and replacement nurses per year from 2021-2031. At Brenau University, we aim to help fill this need for skilled health care professionals by providing an academically rigorous, clinically sound education for people who are ready to change to a career in nursing.

Upon graduation, our nursing students are equipped for team-oriented problem solving and evidence-based patient care in today’s fast-paced, ever-changing health care landscape.

If you hold a bachelor’s degree in another field or have at least 60 college credits that can transfer, Brenau University can help you begin your accelerated nursing career journey. Our ABSN, Accelerated Transfer BSN and ELMSN programs are designed to prepare you to take the NCLEX-RN national licensure exam and become a registered nurse (RN).


Entry-Level Master of Science in Nursing

The Entry-level MSN is a 68-credit program is designed for students who also already have a bachelor’s degree, but have a desire to make the switch into nursing by earning a master’s degree. In as little as 20 months, you can become an RN and earn your Master of Science in Nursing.

Learn more about the ELMSN here.

Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing

The 60-credit ABSN program is designed for students who hold an associate degree or equivalent or a bachelor’s degree in another field of study from a regionally accredited college or university. The ABSN allows you to follow your passion and prepare to be an RN in as few as 16 months.

Learn more about the ABSN here.

Accelerated Transfer BSN

The Accelerated Transfer BSN program is designed for those with some prior education. The program is open to students who have completed 60 credit hours or an associate or bachelor’s degree in a non-nursing field. In as few as 16 months, the Accelerated Transfer BSN provides the education, training and personal support necessary to sit for the NCLEX exam and gain initial licensure as an RN.

Learn more about the Accelerated Transfer BSN here.

Upon graduation, our nursing students are equipped to be team-oriented problem solvers who thrive in a fast-paced, ever-changing health care landscape.

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