Whether you have always dreamed of becoming a nurse or you are taking a leap to change careers, Edgewood College is ready to support your goals. If you already have your bachelor’s degree, our Post-Baccalaureate Accelerated Nursing Program will fast-track your education to complete your BSN in just 12 months.
This intensive, hands-on program equips students to be capable and self-sufficient nurses. Your education will be founded on theory and applied in an array of experiential learning settings. With one of the best clinical student to faculty ratios in the nation, at 7:1, and clinical experiences at highly respected regional hospitals, the learning experience at Edgewood College is exceptional.
Upon completion of this program, you will be prepared with the ability to practice holistic nursing care in a variety of health care settings. Fulfill your desire to begin a rewarding career in the nation’s largest health care profession.
Cohort beginning every August and January.
Join us to learn about our 12-month accelerated BSN program at Edgewood College. We'll discuss program, application, and your questions.
Our accelerated nursing program is an intensive and comprehensive program comprised of 53 Nursing credit hours and 900 clinical hours. The program supports two cohorts each year, comprised of 21 individuals who demonstrate academic excellence, leadership, and a passion for the nursing profession.
Our program consists of seven sessions within one year:
Edgewood College is known for its exceptional clinical structure and experience.
Student to faculty ratio is one of the lowest in the nation at 7:1.
At Edgewood College, it is our priority to produce well-rounded, capable, and experienced nurses in the short timeframe of one year for the Post-Baccalaureate Accelerated program. NCLEX passage rate for first time test takers graduating from Edgewood College’s nursing program remains above 95% for 3 consecutive years.
ANRS 210 FOUNDATIONS OF PROFESSIONAL NURSING 4 cr
Nurses play a significant role in promoting health across the life span at the individual, group, and societal level. The knowledge and skills necessary to assess psychosocial and physical health status and facilitate the development of therapeutic and collaborating relationships are explored. Beginning exploration of the fundamentals of professional nursing practice, information management, and evidence-based practice are introduced.
ANRS 211 CARING: NURSING ASSESSMENT & INTERVENTION 3 cr
Clinical and laboratory application of basic concepts discussed in RNRS 210. Emphasis is on assessment and health promotion. Interventions include comfort and safety, interviewing, basic concepts related to teaching/learning, and development of nurse/client relationships. Fundamentals of professionalism and the development of professional values are introduced.
ANRS 315 CARING: ADULT HEALTH NURSING LAB 1 cr
Presents the knowledge of psychomotor skills, unique to professional nursing practice, used to meet the therapeutic, physiologic, comfort, and safety needs of adult clients in a variety of settings. Beginning scholarship for evidence-based practice is addressed in the context of quality and safety measures. Skills are practiced and evaluated in the laboratory environment prior to application in the clinical setting.
ABIO 410 PATHOLOGY 3 cr
Course for nursing students. Basic concepts and principles of disease processes.
ANRS 310 PROFESSIONAL NURSING: ADULT HEALTH 4 cr
Nursing content addressing the management of psychosocial and physiological care of hospitalized adults is discussed within a framework of acute illness. Integration of behavioral science, pathophysiology, and pharmacology into nursing care is emphasized.
ANRS 311 CARING: ADULT HEALTH NURSING 4 cr
Clinical course focused on nursing care of adult clients in an acute care setting. The course is designed to further develop the necessary skills for baccalaureate generalist nursing practice including an introduction to patient safety, quality improvement, and information management. Continued development and application of professional practice standards are addressed.
ANRS 312 PHARMACOLOGY 3 cr
Nurses play a significant role in assisting individuals and families in the pharmacological management of health and illness. This course includes a study of the major drug classes addressing the principles of evidence-based practice, which is necessary for understanding drug effects across the lifespan. Issues related to safety, cost, compliance, and therapeutic outcomes are emphasized.
ANRS 342 PROFESSIONAL NURSING: OLDER ADULT 2cr
The complex interaction of acute and chronic health conditions experienced by older adults is addressed within the context of health promotion, health maintenance, and health restoration. Provision of holistic care is examined using principles of interdisciplinary team management.
Nursing content addressing the management of psycho, social, spiritual, and physiological care of adults and families is discussed within a framework of chronic illness management. Integration of behavioral science, pathophysiology, and pharmacology into nursing care is emphasized along with concepts related to wellness and health promotion while living a life with chronic illness.
ANRS 341 COLLABORATIVE PRACTICE-LONG TERM 4 cr
Managing nursing care with individuals and families experiencing complex, long-term health problems. Development of interprofessional team skills, collaborative planning, and leadership skills are emphasized.
ANRS 390 RESEARCH IN PROFESSIONAL NURSING 3 cr
Introduction to methods of inquiry including interpretive and empirical approaches. Basic statistical measurements are studied in relation to understanding nursing research. Topics include critiquing nursing research, exploring application of research to practice, and identifying researchable problems and appropriate methodologies.
ANRS 410 PROFESSIONAL NURSING: FAMILIES IN TRANSITION 4 cr
Nursing care with families experiencing transition such as pregnancy and parenting. Issues related to environmental contexts, political awareness, health care systems, family dynamics, children and adolescents, and women’s health are examined.
ANRS 411 CARING: FAMILIES IN TRANSITION 4 cr
Nursing care with families, young children, adolescents, and women in a variety of settings. The major focus is on health promotion and health maintenance.
ANRS 612 THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONS OF ROLE DEVELOPMENT FOR THE NURSE LEADER 3 cr
Introductory course leading to the preparation of professional nurses to assume leadership roles in a variety of health care settings. Content areas include Principles of Leadership, Quality Improvement and Safety, Health Policy and Advocacy, and Organizational Systems Leadership.
ANRS 440 ADULT HEALTH: ADVANCED CONCEPTS IN ACUTE CARE 2 cr
Theory course addressing nursing care of adults in high acuity settings experiencing multisystem illnesses. Integration and application of biological sciences is emphasized to advance baccalaureate generalist nursing knowledge.
ANRS 460 PROFESSIONAL NURSING: HEALTH OF COMMUNITIES 4 cr
Nursing concepts are integrated with those of public health science to promote the health of aggregates in the community. The role of nursing in affecting health care policy, finance, and regulatory environments is examined.
ANRS 461 NURSING CARE WITH AGGREGATES 4 cr
Clinical course addressing the nursing care of culturally diverse families, aggregates, and communities. Nursing skills in health assessment, education, and health promotion are extended to include groups in communities. Developing and maintaining community partnerships is emphasized.
Tuition for the accelerated nursing program is charged as a complete program package cost of $64,600 for the 2022-2023 school year.
Program Cost includes:
Additional courses required for degree conferral (pathology $1500 and Religious Studies $1110) for the 2022-23 school year if taken through Edgewood College. These courses may be completed prior to the start of the program.
Students may be eligible for federal and private loans to assist in financing their education.
Federal Financial Aid
Complete a FAFSA at https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa
Students may be eligible for a maximum of $12,500 from the Stafford Loan Program.
Federal, state, and institutional scholarships and grants are reserved for students receiving their first bachelor’s degree, and therefore, post-baccalaureate students are not eligible.
Edgewood College keeps a record of outside scholarships that students may apply for. That list can be found at https://www.edgewood.edu/admissions/tuition-and-financial-aid/outside-scholarships-list.
Income Share Agreements
An Income Share Agreement, or ISA, provides an alternative funding option to supplement student’s financial aid and federal loans. ISAs provide funding for certified tuition and fees in exchange for a student’s promise to pay a fixed percentage of his or her future income for 5 years following graduation. Stride Funding currently provides ISA funding options to students enrolled in the ABSN programs at Edgewood College. With an ISA from Stride Funding, you do not need a cosigner or current income, as they look at where you’re going (future income), not where you’ve been. Plus, all Stride students automatically become a member of the Stride Community, giving you access to career support (e.g., monthly content, exam prep, interview guidance) and a broader community of peers who can support you as you begin your professional journey.
Students interested in learning more and getting a quote, should visit Stride Funding.
For additional questions about financial aid and financing your education, contact our Financial Aid Specialist, Katie Sprunger at (608) 663-2306 or KSprunger@edgewood.edu.
Course Transfer Equivalency Tables
Chippewa Valley Technical College
Madison College (MATC)
University of New England
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Winona State University
*Prior to the program start date, you must complete the following eight courses and three certifications.
Life Span Psychology
Foreign Language (two semesters in college or two years of high school with a C average)
4 credits of college-level, lab-based Chemistry*
Anatomy and Physiology I*
Anatomy and Physiology II*
Microbiology with Laboratory*
*All Math and Science courses must have been completed within the last five years or have been taken while earning a degree that was conferred within the last five years.
Certification and Licenses
All certifications and licenses must be completed by August 1st for fall start or January 1st for spring start.
Online courses with in person skills checkoff are acceptable.
We suggest the Red Cross Basic First Aid Certification.
Applicants who apply by January 15th will receive priority consideration. Priority candidates will be reviewed first and the admissions committee will fill seats in the program. If space permits, eligible candidates who submitted after January 15th will be reviewed in a timely manner up to June 15th.
Application Cycle for Spring 2023 Start Date
Applicants who apply by June 15th will receive priority consideration. Priority candidates will be reviewed first and the admissions committee will fill seats in the program. If space permits, eligible candidates who submitted after June 15th will be reviewed in a timely manner up to November 15th.
Due to the high volume of applicants, it is highly recommended that students submit applications by the Priority Deadline for primary consideration.
Edgewood College accepts 21 candidates each cohort for the completion of the program.
Edgewood utilizes a holistic approach for candidate selection. Your transcripts, personal statement, and resume/CV are evaluated for fitness and character. At this point, candidates will be deemed eligible or ineligible.
All students who are eligible for the program are invited to interview on-campus with nursing faculty members. Faculty members conducting interviews evaluate candidates strictly on interview performance.
Following the completion of interviews, the School of Nursing Admissions Committee (composed of faculty) will review complete application materials and interview reviews. Based on the strength of qualifications, the Committee selects applicants for admission. The Committee reserves the right to evaluate and modify the selection criteria and admission procedures each year.
Students admitted into the program must accept admission by the date specified in the Offer of Admission Letter or forfeit admittance to other qualified candidates.
Due to space availability, highly-qualified students may be denied admission. However, qualified students not initially offered admission may be offered admission at a later date if space becomes available.
To apply, create an account and submit an application through NursingCAS at https://nursingcas.org.
What is NursingCAS?
NursingCAS short for the Nursing Centralized Application Service, is a site that collects information from your application, verifies it, and disseminates it to each school to which you apply.
To complete your application on NursingCAS, you will need to upload several documents.
You will also need to request third parties to send in documents
Your transcript history is a critical component of your application. To ensure your transcript information is complete and verified you will need to:
Multiple Program Interest
If you are interested in both our Accelerated Post-Baccalaureate and Traditional BSN programs, you do not need to submit two applications on NursingCAS. If you would like to be considered for both programs, please contact Savana Meo at firstname.lastname@example.org
At the end of the program, graduates will:
AACN Essential I - Liberal Education for Baccalaureate Generalist Nursing Practice
AACN Essential II - Basic Organization and Systems Leadership for Quality Care and Patient Safety
AACN Essential III - Scholarship for Evidence-Based Practice
AACN Essential IV - Information Management and Application of Patient Care Technology
AACN Essential V - Healthcare Policy, Finance, and Regulatory Environments
AACN Essential VI - Interprofessional Communication and Collaboration for Improving Patient Health Outcomes
AACN Essential VII - Clinical Prevention and Population Health
AACN Essential VIII - Professionalism and Professional Values
AACN Essential IX - Baccalaureate Generalist Nursing Practice
The baccalaureate, master’s degree in nursing, and doctor of nursing practice programs at Edgewood College are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.
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