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Accelerated Nursing Program

Accelerated BSN program with the University of Nebraska Medical Center

Do you want to make a difference in the lives of others? The Accelerated Nursing program, a partnership between Wayne State College and the University of Nebraska Medical Center, will prepare you for a variety of nursing careers in the areas of education, management and administration, and mental health and counseling. Through this program, you’ll obtain your bachelor’s degree in the field of your choice at Wayne State, then take one year of classes at UNMC's College of Nursing in Norfolk to receive your BSN. Whether you are a current student at Wayne State, transferring from another school, or even a current employee of a nursing home or hospital, this is a great opportunity to pair your current skills and interests with an education in health care, leading to a fulfilling and lasting career.

Nursing Prerequisites

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Fast Facts

Program details: You’ll complete a bachelor’s degree in any major at WSC while also completing preparatory BSN curriculum. Upon prospective graduation from WSC, you’ll apply to the Accelerated BSN program at UNMC’s campus in Norfolk, Nebraska. You’ll complete one year of nursing courses through UNMC (January through December) and graduate with your BSN.

Hours required:
General education: 30
BSN prerequisites: 58
To graduate from WSC: 120

Students must also obtain a certified nursing assistant (CNA) certificate.

UNMC College of Nursing Honors Admission: You may be eligible for guaranteed admission, based on UNMC honors criteria. This includes:

  • A 3.8 GPA in prerequisite coursework
  • No repeated courses
  • No pass/fail in science courses
  • No grade below C+ in any course

Apply your skills and interests to the field of nursing.

In the accelerated nursing program, you'll complete your bachelor's degree in the major of your choice. No matter what you choose, you can make a difference in the nursing field. The Accelerated Nursing program with UNMC requires that you already hold a bachelor's degree and have completed the nursing prerequistes, which we'll work into your chosen major. View all programs of study.


In addition to having the region’s most affordable tuition, we offer thousands of dollars in scholarships every year. Learn more about scholarships and aid as you pursue your degree and work toward the accelerated BNS program.

Questions? Contact Wayne State College or UNMC:

Dr. Ron Loggins
Dean, School of Science, Health, and Criminal Justice
Wayne State College
[email protected]
Phone: 402-375-7030

Diana Rizzo
Student Services Coordinator
UNMC - Norfolk Campus
[email protected]
Phone: 402-844-7890

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