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Basic Baccalaureate Program for Second Degree Candidates (Accelerated Option)

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing and the master's degree program in nursing at Rhode Island College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (​).​

The BSN program for second degree candidates builds on the first baccalaureate degree and includes cognate and required nursing courses. Individualized plans of study are prepared upon application to the College. Second Degree Candidates are admitted to the College intending to major in nursing and apply to the School of Nursing for admission to the BSN program according to established admission criteria.

Students must consult with their advisor each semester before registering for courses.

Course Requirements

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Admission Requirements

Second degree candidates admitted to Rhode Island College must apply through the college's Office of Undergraduate Admissions. A plan of study is then formulated with the BSN program director. An accelerated program option may be available for qualified second degree candidates.

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Page last updated: November 19, 2018