Excelsior Concurrent Enrollment Program (CEP) for Nursing

The Concurrent Enrollment Program (CEP) for Nursing is a collaborative effort between select partners and Excelsior College. This program allows qualified students to earn an Associate of Applied Science in nursing at a partner school while completing defined degree requirements for the Bachelor of Science in nursing at Excelsior College.

A direct path to your AAS and BS in Nursing

Working together, Excelsior College and your school will guide you through the process. Once you have completed the general education courses for the associate degree program and are waiting to enter the nursing courses, you may begin course work on the general education requirements for Excelsior College's BS in nursing program. You have the option to complete these credits through Excelsior College by online course or exam.

When your first two semesters of nursing courses at the partner school are successfully completed, you are eligible to take up to three phase 1 nursing courses in the BS program at Excelsior: two required courses and one elective. Once you graduate from the partner school with your AAS in nursing degree and become a Registered Nurse, you continue earning your BS in nursing from Excelsior. You may only need 25-30 credits to finish. This lets you complete your bachelor's degree in as little as 1 to 1½ years.

See sample CEP Course Requirements (PDF)

Online Bachelor's Degree from a Leader in Nursing Education

The Excelsior College School of Nursing was designated as a 2011-2016 NLN Center for Excellence in Nursing Education by the National League for Nursing (NLN) and is one of a select few to have earned this designation three times. All of Excelsior's nursing programs are accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, telephone: 404-975-5000.

Concurrent Enrollment
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Albany, NY 12203-5159

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