Fast‑Track RN Degree

What is a fast‑track RN program?

A fast-track RN degree is also known as an accelerated nursing program, or direct entry nursing program.

A fast‑track nursing program is designed for students who want to become a licensed registered nurse, but already have their bachelor’s degree in another field. Fast‑track nursing programs can be offered at both bachelor’s and master’s degree levels.

How are fast‑track degrees structured?

The completion rate of fast‑track nursing programs varies per educational institution and transferable credits from previous learning experiences. However, if a student is enrolled full‑time, a typical fast‑track nursing program can take between 11‑18 months.

If a student is enrolled part‑time in a fast‑track nursing program, it can generally take the student up to 22 months to earn their degree.

Fast‑track nursing programs can be offered year‑round, on‑campus, online, or in hybrid and evening and weekend options.

What are the outcomes of a fast‑track RN program?

Nurses who have completed their fast‑track nursing degree must pass the NCLEX‑RN exam in order to become a licensed nurse.

Learn more about Goodwin University’s Accelerated BSN program.

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