Nursing B.S.N. (Accelerated)

Academic Regulations

ABSN students are required to follow the Patricia H. Garman School of Nursing Academic Regulations for the current academic year catalog. 

Final grades for required NUA courses in addition to courses required for the major completed at D'Youville University or another academic institution will be considered when implementing these policies.

A. Grade and GPA Requirements:

To be in good standing in the Accelerated BSN program, students must:

  1. Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
  2. Maintain a minimum grade of C in all courses required for the degree
  3. 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).
  4. 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.

B. Progression Requirements:

  1. A minimum grade of C is required for any nursing course in order to progress.
  2. 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.
  3. Students are not permitted to repeat a required course in the Accelerated BSN program.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

C. Dismissal:

  1. 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.
  2. Any student who is required to withdraw from a clinical course due to an inability to demonstrate a required clinical competency will not be allowed to continue in the Accelerated BSN.
  3. Students demonstrating an inability to deliver safe patient care or unprofessional conduct at any time are subject to course failure and removal from the program.

D. Readmission

  • Readmission to the Accelerated BSN is not permitted.

Course Requirements for the Major

In the Specific Areas of Concentration

NUR-110Population Based Nursing3
NUR-210Health Assessment Across the Lifespan4
NUR-210LHealth Assessment Lab0
NUR-240Fundamentals of Nursing4
NUR-240LFundamentals Lab0
NUR-260Nursing Care of the Older Adult Chronic Conditions5
NUR-260LNursing Care Lab--Older Adult Chronic Conditions0
NUR-285Pharmacology for Nursing Practice3
NUR-360Nursing Care of the Adult Acute and Chronic Health Conditions7
NUR-360LNursing Care Lab--Adult Acute and Chronic Health Conditions0
NUR-380Evidence Based Practice3
NUR-470Concepts in Community and Mental Health Nursing Care6
NUR-470LNursing Care Lab--Community and Mental Health0
NUR-471Nursing Care of Childbearing and Childrearing Families6
NUR-471LNursing Care Lab--Childbearing and Childrearing Families0
NUR-480Nursing Care of Patients With Complex Health Needs6
NUR-480LNursing Care Lab--Patients With Complex Health Needs0
NUR-485Systems Leadership for Quality Care and Patient Safety3

Admission Requirements A.B.S.N. Program


D'Youville University is committed to selecting students who are academically well-rounded and committed to meeting the challenges of high-quality education. Students who have successfully completed a baccalaureate degree should be well prepared for the academic challenges at D'Youville University. 

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
    • Statistics
    • Pathophysiology
    • Developmental Psychology (birth to death)
  • Supplemental documents that can enhance your application:  (a) Two letters of recommendation that address the candidate's character and ability to complete the intensive fifteen (15) month course of study, and (b) 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 (transfer students and/or D'Youville University's traditional undergraduate nursing program) will not be eligible to apply for admission to the accelerated program
  • Students admitted to the traditional program are ineligible at any point to withdraw and apply to the ABSN program
Please note: Students that are borderline academically and failing to meet all of the minimum Admissions Standards to the Patricia H. Garman 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.