School of Nursing

Prospective Second Degree Students

Clemson University ~ School of Nursing

Accelerated Second Degree Nursing Program

Looking for a career change?

See if our Accelerated Second Degree Nursing Program is right for you.
laura alonso  

"I truly feel that my decision to enroll in the accelerated nursing program at Clemson was one the best and most life changing decisions I have ever made. As we walked up  the stage at convocation to receive our nursing pins, I realized that  Clemson has not only taught me to be a nurse, but to be a better person."

Laura Alonso, December 2012 graduate.

Carl Cromer  

"The Accelerated Second Degree Program at Clemson University is an incredible program that has allowed me to make a career change later in life. It has enabled me to continue my education and achieve my goal of a BS in Nursing.”

Carl Cromer, December 2012 Graduate

The Accelerated Second Degree Nursing Program is designed for individuals who have already earned a Bachelor's degree from a regionally or nationally accredited college or university.

  • New student cohorts will begin this program each fall semester. Each cohort will be comprised of up to thirty-two students. The majority of classes are held at University Center Greenville.
  • The sixteen-month program consists of four, full-time consecutive semesters(Fall, Spring, Summer, & Fall) and will lead to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.
  • All prerequisite courses must be successfully completed prior to the start of classes.
  • Selection Process Requirements include:
    A cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or a GPA of 3.0 or better across the most recent 60 credit hours of academic coursework.
    Completion of an online Selection Process Form.
    Formal application to Clemson University including prompt submission of transcripts.
    Submission of an Academic Recommendation Form, a one-page essay, and a resume.

Contact information: Ms. Hillarie Brown at hillari@clemson.edu  or at 864-250-6702

Dr. John Whitcomb at jwhitco@clemson.edu 

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