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Accelerated Entry Level Baccalaureate Nursing Program (ACCEL)

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Milton Campus - Spring
Plymouth Campus - Fall

To respond to nursing shortages at the local and national levels, Curry College designed the Accelerated Nursing Program (ACCEL) to provide a route for students who want to make a career change into nursing by earning a second bachelor's degree. ACCEL is designed for qualified and highly motivated students who have already earned a bachelor's degree in another field.

Related: NEW! Accelerated Entry Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
(designed for graduates who hold a non-nursing degree)

Why Curry?

The accelerated and intensive structure of the program means that you can obtain a BS in Nursing in sixteen months. The program uses a cohort model, and students are accepted into a specific cohort that begins each January in Milton and each Fall in Plymouth. Each cohort is limited to 30 students thus affording students the opportunity to know their professors and fellow students well.

With a BS degree from Curry College you will have significant employment flexibility.  Curry provides first rate clinical experiences in a wide range of hospitals and health care agencies. At the completion of the Nursing Program at Curry you will take the NCLEX-RN and be eligible to practice in all health care settings - acute care, ambulatory care, community health, and mental health.

Answers to Your Questions

The most commonly asked questions about the ACCEL program and the admission process is just a click away.

Degree Requirements and Schedules

Join us to learn more about degree and non-degree programs and classes available through the Division of Continuing and Graduate Studies.

Continuing Education Programs:
Join us to Learn how quickly you can complete your Bachelor's Degree.

Wednesday, December 6 @ 5:30 p.m. - Register

MBA Program:
Learn more about the Curry Online MBA Program.

Thursday, December 7 @ 5:30 p.m. - Register

Accelerated Nursing (ACCEL)/Accelerated Master of Science in Nursing (AE-MSN):
Which program is right for you?

Thursday, February 8 @ 5:00 p.m. - Register

Tuesday, April 9 @ 5:00 p.m. - Register

Connect with an Advisor

There's no need to wait for us to schedule an information session. Our knowledgeable advisors are available to meet with you via Zoom or phone to answer your questions. Get started on your way to earning your degree!

Schedule a one-on-one appointment now

Or even better, connect with an advisor by calling the campus of your choice:

Milton: 617-333-2364
Plymouth: 508-747-2424

The ACCEL Nursing program has an attractive fixed tuition cost to help students better manage their tuition payments. Our fixed tuition allows students to enter the program knowing the full cost of the ACCEL program tuition and not be subject to a tuition increase as long as they remain enrolled with their original cohort group. The ACCEL program charges no additional course fees. Expenses for textbooks and course-related materials are not included in the tuition.

For students entering the ACCEL Nursing program the fixed tuition is $55,350 ($1,107 per credit x 50 credits).

Plymouth Campus Cohort Start: Fall 2023

Milton Campus Cohort Start: Spring 2024

Application Deadlines

Fall Semester:

  • Priority deadline July 1
  • On a space-available basis until two weeks before the start of the semester

Spring Semester:

  • Priority deadline December 1
  • On a space-available basis until two weeks before the start of the semester

Application Requirements

  • Completed application submitted online
  • Current Resume
  • Personal Statement : See writing prompts in FAQ sheet
  • Official transcripts from the institutions where your undergraduate degree and/or perquisite courses are from. Note: an undergraduate GPA of 2.7 is required (3.0 preferred)
  • Successfully complete at least two of the four required science prerequisites (see below) before the application deadline, for your application to be reviewed. All 6 prerequisite courses must be completed prior to entering the program.
  • Non-refundable $50 application fee paid to Curry College

If you apply for financial aid, Curry's Student Financial Services Office will notify you after you are accepted about eligibility for a financial aid award if you have submitted a FAFSA application.

Science Prerequisite Courses:

  • Anatomy and Physiology I (4 credits with lab, B- or higher)
  • Anatomy and Physiology II (4 credits with lab, B- or higher)
  • Chemistry (4 credits with lab, B- or higher)
  • Microbiology (4 credits with lab, B- or higher)
  • Human Growth and Development (3 credits, non-science prerequisite, C- or higher)
  • Statistics (3 credits, non-science prerequisite, C- or higher)

Take the next step

We're excited you're considering one of our outstanding Curry College continuing education programs and look forward to helping you reach your career goals.