Accelerated BSN Plus (ABSN+) - 2 Year Pathway


College of Nursing


Bachelor of Science


Center City, Dixon


On Campus


2 Years

Starting Term


Accelerated BSN Plus (ABSN+) - 2 Year Pathway Program Overview

The Accelerated BSN Plus (ABSN+) - 2 Year program is designed for students who already hold a bachelor’s degree in a field other than nursing.  Students must have a bachelor’s degree and prerequisite credits to enroll in the program. Students earn a BSN degree in two academic years (4 semesters) of full-time study.

Students will earn a BSN degree plus additional benefits:

  • Students earn a BSN and begin working towards their Master’s degree by earning nine (9) graduate credits during their one academic year
  • Course content and clinical experiences are scheduled to allow time to integrate theoretical concepts and constructs into clinical practice
  • Jefferson Nursing students learn clinical skills in a risk-free, simulated-patient environment that is one of the nation’s leading centers. Combined with their clinical practice at Jefferson Health Hospitals, BSN students graduate with excellent clinical skills
  • Admission to the Accelerated BSN Plus (ABSN+) - 2 Year Pathway program includes guaranteed admission to any MSN or DNP specialty* (excluding Nurse Anesthesia), valid for up to two years from completing the BSN with a minimum 3.20 cumulative GPA
  • Students have the opportunity to engage in a global clinical capstone experience through a partnership with Gemelli Hospital in Rome
  • Hybrid learning model designed for flexibility and convenience

The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNO) programs can be completed either part-time or full-time.

BSN Program Outcomes

  • Apply knowledge and principles from the arts, sciences, and humanities to the developmental, psychosocial, spiritual, and physical care of individuals, families, communities, and populations. (Essential I)
  • Integrate knowledge and skills in leadership, quality and patient safety into the provision of nursing care to individuals, families, communities, and populations across the care continuum. (Essential II)
  • Incorporate reflection, critical appraisal, clinical reasoning, and current best evidence into the delivery of nursing care to individuals, families, communities, and populations.  (Essential III)
  • Utilize information management and emerging healthcare technologies in the delivery of quality nursing care. (Essentials II, IV)
  • Recognize the influence healthcare policies, including financial, legal and regulatory, have on health system functioning and the broader determinants of health. (Essential V)
  • Use open communication, shared decision making, creative problem solving, and mutual respect when collaborating with nursing and interprofessional teams. (Essential VI)


During the program, students earn 60 undergraduate credits and 9 graduate credits at Jefferson College of Nursing.

Accelerated BSN Plus (ABSN+) - 2 Year Pathway/Midwifery Program Option

The College of Health Professions MS in Midwifery prepares graduates to provide midwifery care, including primary care of women and neonates, with an emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention across the lifespan. Graduates are eligible to earn the Certified Nurse-Midwife (CNM) credential from the American Midwifery Certification Board. Accelerated BSN Plus (ABSN+) - 2 Year Pathway students who successfully complete the midwifery admission/interview process are assured admission to the MS in Midwifery program following the BSN portion of the Accelerated BSN Plus (ABSN+) - 2 Year Pathway program.**

* Restrictions apply for the neonatal and adult/gerontology acute care nurse practitioner specialties. International students should take note of special program limitations.  

** Progression into the Midwifery program requires successful completion of the BSN (minimum GPA may apply) and passing the NCLEX to obtain RN licensure. Due to VISA restrictions, the MS in Midwifery is only able to accept U.S. citizens and permanent residents at this time.


The College of Nursing offers undergraduate nursing programs in the Center City Philadelphia Campus and the Dixon Campus in Horsham, PA.