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Begin Your BS in Nursing Without Missing a Beat
You won’t let anything get in the way of your goals, especially when those goals include the bigger earning potential and better opportunities that come with earning your bachelor’s degree in nursing.
If you are a recent associate degree in nursing graduate waiting to take the NCLEX-RN, with Excelsior’s Jumpstart program, you can keep the momentum going and start on your BS!
This provisional admission program allows students to start taking bachelor’s-level courses while awaiting NCLEX-RN results. Graduates of an associate degree program must apply to the BS in Nursing program within six months of graduating, and students provisionally admitted have one year from the admission date to obtain RN licensure. After successful completion of the NCLEX-RN and submission of final transcripts, students are fully admitted into the RN to BS in Nursing program with up to 8 nursing credits already completed!
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Hospitals with a higher percentage of nurses with a BS in Nursing had both a higher standard of patient care and a lower incidence of patient post-surgical mortality. (Source: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation)
A typical Bachelor of Science graduate earns $1.19 million over their working lifetime –more than twice as much as a typical high school graduate. (Source: The Hamilton Project)
The average median salary for a registered nurse with a BS is $70,000. (Source: BLS)
Online BS in Nursing Jumpstart Program Details
BS in Nursing Jumpstart (provisional admission to the RN to BS in Nursing program) is open to:
- Graduates of an RN diploma program of nursing
- Graduates of an accredited college or university in the United States with an associate degree in nursing
BS in Nursing Jumpstart lets you transition from your AD in Nursing into a BS in Nursing program all while saving time and money toward your degree.
- Apply for provisional acceptance into Excelsior’s RN to BS in Nursing program and take up to 3 courses right away.
- Pass the NCLEX-RN and earn a permanent RN license within 12 months of your provisional admittance date to seamlessly continue with your BS in Nursing.
- Balance work and life with our 100% online program designed for nurses by nurses, and take advantage of transfer credit options, financial aid, and support resources.
Excelsior’s flexible, fully online RN to BS in Nursing program is designed for working nurses like you! Our expert faculty, and dynamic, engaging courses will prepare you with the advanced skills and knowledge you need to take your career to the next level.
Visit our program page to read more Excelsior’s RN to BS in Nursing program courses, meet the faculty program director, and find out how you can increase your jumpstart by transferring in credit for certifications and prior learning.
- Be sure to read the complete list of application requirements
- Complete your Provisional Admittance Acknowledgment Form
- Speak to an admissions counselor who will walk you through how to submit your transcripts and complete your application
- Call us at 888.647.2388 or email email@example.com
Common Careers with an
Online BS in Nursing Jumpstart
- Case Manager
- Nurse Manager
- Public Health Nurse
- School Nurse
- Research Nurse
- Nurse Entrepreneur
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Provide direct patient care, administer immunizations, treat illnesses, and also serve as a source of support for parents, infants, tweens, and teens.Average Yearly Salary:
Collaborate with cardiologists and other members of the healthcare team, treating patients with cardiovascular conditions and diseases.Average Yearly Salary:
Work with patients who have or who are at risk of developing cancer. Make assessments, administer treatments, and help develop a plan tailored to a patient’s needs.Average Yearly Salary:
Critical Care Nurse
Use specialized skills to assess and monitor patients in critical condition to help them return to full health.Average Yearly Salary:
Offer health care from a distance to diagnose certain low-risk conditions, outline treatment options, and improve health care outcomes.Average Yearly Salary:
Act as an advocate helping patients and their families while ensuring they receive the assistance necessary to follow through with a personal treatment plan.Average Yearly Salary:
Provide direct patient care for participants in clinical trials and ensure that the patients’ rights, safety, and well-being are protected at all times.Average Yearly Salary:
Provide care coordination, advocate for quality student-centered care, and collaborate to design systems that allow individuals and communities to develop their full potential.Average Yearly Salary:
Supervise nursing staff in a hospital or clinical settings, oversee patient care, make management and budgetary decisions, set work schedules, and coordinate meetings.Average Yearly Salary:
Associate in Science in Nursing, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing
2004, 2011, 2015
Recognitions & Accreditations
New York State Board of Regents – Recognized Programmatic Accreditation
Excelsior University’s nursing programs are programmatically accredited by the New York State (NYS) Board of Regents, State Education Department Office of the Professions (the Regents). The U.S. Department of Education has recognized the Regents as a state agency for the approval of nursing education programs since 1969. More information about the NYS Board of Regents’ Recognized Programmatic Accreditation may be helpful for students or graduates to present to a school they are attending or to an employer seeking more information about their Excelsior University nursing degree.
The RN to BS in Nursing, RN to MS in Nursing dual degree programs, and master’s nursing programs at Excelsior University are accredited by the:
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326
These programs include: Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing Leadership and Administration of Health Care Systems, Master of Science in Nursing Education, Master of Science in Nursing Informatics, RN to Master of Science in Nursing Leadership and Administration of Health Care Systems, RN to Master of Science in Nursing Education, and RN to Master of Science in Nursing Informatics.
The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the bachelor’s nursing program in March 2019 is Continuing Accreditation.
The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the master’s nursing program in March 2019 is Continuing Accreditation.
View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding these programs at acenursing.us/accreditedprograms/programSearch.htm.
Center of Excellence Recognition
The National League for Nursing (NLN) designated Excelsior University's School of Nursing a 2016-2021 Center of Excellence in Nursing Education, in recognition of the School's sustained achievements in creating environments that promote student learning and professional development. This is the fourth consecutive designation.
Excelsior University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 1007 North Orange Street, 4th Floor, MB #166, Wilmington, DE 19801 (267-284-5011) www.msche.org. The MSCHE is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
Accreditation Granted: 1977
Last Reaffirmation: 2022
Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2029-2030
All of Excelsior University’s academic programs are registered (i.e., approved) by the New York State Education Department.