Accelerated Bachelor Of Science In Nursing — A.B.S.N.
This accelerated bachelor of science in nursing (A.B.S.N.) program prepares graduates for the NCLEX Professional Nursing Licensing Examination. Students entering the A.B.S.N. program will take at least 50 credits of nursing related coursework. The community-based curriculum focuses on the knowledge and skills needed for the 21st century. The clinical experience emphasizes evidence based practice and inter-professional collaboration.
These programs are registered by the New York State Education Department and are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Clinical affiliation agreements exist with a majority of the health care institutions in Western New York. Additional information on graduate level programs is available in the D'Youville College Graduate and Professional Degree Programs Academic Catalog.
Please refer to the general Academic Policies and Procedures section of this catalog for health, C.P.R., and malpractice insurance requirements. Students must register with CastleBranch for their document repository. Students must also read and acknowledge the Criminal History and Background Check policy.
Effective August 2019, all School of Nursing accelerated undergraduate students will be held to the academic standards noted for Academic Year 2021-2022 regardless of the year the student entered their respective nursing program.
Final grades for required NUA courses in addition to courses required for the major completed at D'Youville or another academic institution will be considered when implementing these policies.
Accelerated BSN Academic Policies
Grade and GPA Requirements:
- To be in good standing in the Accelerated BSN program, students must:
- Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
- Maintain a minimum grade of C in all courses required for the degree
- For any NUA course with a lab/clinical component, both the theory component and the lab/clinical component must be repeated if a passing grade is not achieved for either theory (minimum grade of C) or lab/clinical (minimum grade of S).
- A minimum average grade of 73% for course examinations is required prior to consideration of any other graded components of NUA courses. If a student’s cumulative exam average is less than 73%, the final grade for the course will be based on the exam averages only. A student who does not satisfactorily complete the clinical component of the NUA course will receive a course grade of F.
- A minimum grade of C is required for any nursing course in order to progress.
- Students who fail to obtain a grade of C in a nursing course will not be permitted to enroll in subsequent courses for which that course is a prerequisite until the minimum C grade requirement for the prerequisite course has been met.
- Students are not permitted to repeat a required course in the Accelerated BSN program.
- Students placed on academic probation due to failure of a course, a grade below C and/or GPA below 2.5 will be unable to continue in the Accelerated BSN program. Students who are not able to continue in the Accelerated Option but remain interested in pursuing a degree in nursing will be considered for admission to the traditional pre-licensure BSN program. Acceptance to the pre-licensure program is dependent upon meeting its admissions requirements.
- Students who need to take a leave of absence at any point while in the Accelerated BSN program will be removed from the Accelerated program and they will be required to apply to the traditional pre-licensure program when they return to school.
- Students who have achieved less than a C in any course, including lab or clinical components that are required for the major will be removed from the Accelerated BSN regardless of GPA.
- Any student who is required to withdraw from a clinical course due to inability to demonstrate a required clinical competency will not be allowed to continue in the Accelerated BSN.
- Students demonstrating inability to deliver safe patient care or unprofessional conduct at any time are subject to course failure and removal from the program.
- Readmission to the Accelerated BSN is not permitted.
Course Requirements for the Major
In the Specific Areas of Concentration
|NUR-110||Population Based Nursing||3|
|NUR-210||Health Assessment Across the Lifespan||4|
|NUR-210L||Health Assessment Lab||0|
|NUR-240||Fundamentals of Nursing||4|
|NUR-260||Nursing Care of the Older Adult Chronic Conditions||5|
|NUR-260L||Nursing Care Lab--Older Adult Chronic Conditions||0|
|NUR-285||Pharmacology for Nursing Practice||3|
|NUR-360||Nursing Care of the Adult Acute and Chronic Health Conditions||7|
|NUR-360L||Nursing Care Lab--Adult Acute and Chronic Health Conditions||0|
|NUR-380||Evidence Based Practice||3|
|NUR-470||Concepts in Community and Mental Health Nursing Care||6|
|NUR-470L||Nursing Care Lab--Community and Mental Health||0|
|NUR-471||Nursing Care of Childbearing and Childrearing Families||6|
|NUR-471L||Nursing Care Lab--Childbearing and Childrearing Families||0|
|NUR-480||Nursing Care of Patients With Complex Health Needs||6|
|NUR-480L||Nursing Care Lab--Patients With Complex Health Needs||0|
|NUR-485||Systems Leadership for Quality Care and Patient Safety||3|
Admission Requirements A.B.S.N. Program
At D'Youville, we are committed to selecting students who are academically well-rounded and committed to meeting the challenges of a high-quality education. If you have been successful in a traditional college preparatory program in high school, you should be well-prepared for the academic challenges at D'Youville. While we don't require you to submit ACT or SAT test scores, if you have taken or intend to take a standardized test we encourage you to submit your scores if you'd like them to be evaluated as part of your application.
Admission Required Review Criteria:
- Submitted application for admission
- Applications are free of charge and can be found on our apply webpage.
- Official transcripts documenting a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college/university
- Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended prior to application for admission
- Cumulative GPA of 2.75
- Successful completion of the following courses with a grade of C or better within the last five (5) years of application to the program:
- Human Anatomy with Lab (all body systems)
- Human Physiology with Lab (all body systems)
- Microbiology with Lab
- Chemistry with Lab
- General Psychology or general Sociology
- Developmental Psychology (birth to death)
- Two letters of recommendation that address the candidate's character and ability to complete the intensive eighteen (18) month course of study.
- A written summary of any community, volunteer and related experiences which demonstrate diverse experiences and/or work with individuals from various backgrounds.
- Students who have been dismissed from another nursing program (including D'Youville traditional undergraduate nursing program) will not be eligible to apply for admission to the accelerated program.
*Transfer students who have been dismissed from other nursing programs are not eligible for admission.
Please note: Students that are borderline academically and failing to meet all of the minimum Admissions Standards to the School of Nursing, may be reviewed by the Undergraduate School of Nursing Admission, Progression, and Retention Committee to determine acceptance into the program. All decisions of this committee are final.