B.S. in Nursing – Second Degree Program
The PATH program provides an opportunity for qualified candidates with a bachelor’s
degree in a field other than nursing to complete the undergraduate nursing program in
14 months of fulltime study. This option recognizes and respects each student’s past experiences and builds on those strengths.
Using a cohort model, students progress through the program with their peers and learn about the nursing profession from dedicated faculty who will offer a comprehensive approach to the didactic, clinical and research components of the program. Specific criteria are required for admission including prerequisite courses which must be successfully completed by the time a candidate applies to the program.
When you successfully complete Adelphi’s PATH program, you will be eligible to take the national NCLEX-RN exam and can pursue practice in a variety of health care settings. The B.S. degree from the accredited nursing program at Adelphi University, along with our first-rate clinical experiences, will give you significant employment flexibility.
There are some important prerequisite courses required for admission to the PATH program, but once you’ve completed those requirements, you can accomplish a successful career change in just 14 months and be qualified for your dream job in nursing.
Due to the intensive nature of the coursework, students are strongly encouraged not to have outside employment during the accelerated program.
You’ve waited long enough to start your career in nursing. Adelphi University’s PATH (Professional Acceleration to Healthcare) is the ideal program for women and men interested in switching careers to a rewarding new experience in nursing.
- Adelphi University has been awarding nursing degrees since 1944 and has a respected reputation among nursing professional organizations.
- Adelphi has strong academic and clinical faculty members to teach the didactic, clinical, and research components of the program.
- Committed faculty advisers are assigned to each student to facilitate successful completion.
- PATH provides a career change opportunity without you having to enroll in a two-year associate's degree program, a three-year diploma program, or four years in a traditional baccalaureate program. Plus, an associate's degree or diploma would not enable you to pursue graduate studies, while our PATH B.S. program will.
The curricula of the School of Nursing are registered by the New York State Education Department, Division of Professional Education and are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).