The Presbyterian School of Nursing serves approximately 250 undergraduates in the BSN every year through a robust family of tracks designed to prepare you for the career - or career advancement - in nursing that you aspire to achieve. Each of our tracks are uniquely designed to serve the needs of students who have chosen a specific entry or advancement path.
Undergraduate Nursing Tracks
Traditional BSN Track
Most prospective students fall into the Traditional BSN track. If you are just graduating from high school, or attending college for the first time, our Traditional BSN track is for you. You will complete all Queens' general education requirements for undergrads during your first four semesters and then take four semesters of upper-division nursing coursework. The track is designed to be completed in four years. Upon completion you will be prepared to take the NCLEX-RN exam in order to obtain your RN license. Admissions information can be found here.
Accelerated BSN Track
The Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) track is designed for those who hold a bachelor's degree in an area outside of nursing, and desire a career change in becoming an RN. With your prerequisite courses already completed before coming to Queens, you will work towards a degree to help you enter the field of nursing in three consecutive semesters. Students in the ABSN track are admitted to Queens through Hayworth School of Graduate and Continuing Studies. Admissions information can be found here.
RN to BSN Track
Are you already a licensed RN? If so, our RN-BSN is the track for you. This track is designed for licensed nurses with an ASN or diploma in nursing. You will complete Queens' general education requirements while working toward a degree to help you advance in the field. The length of the program varies based on your prior academic achievement. The nursing courses for this track are all offered online to provide convenience for you as a working RN.
Admissions Paused (September 2016): As healthcare continues to evolve and the demands increase for nursing, we understand the need to provide a RN-BSN curriculum that will not only meet your professional needs, but will also be accessible to you as a working professional. The faculty of the Queens Presbyterian School of Nursing value your commitment to advancing your education and would like to provide an educational opportunity that is streamlined and efficient for you. As a result of our commitment, we will pause admissions for our RN-BSN track while we work on a program curriculum revision. Therefore, we will not admit students in January 2017. Please check back here for updates.
If you are currently enrolled or thinking about enrolling in the Presbyterian School of Nursing, check out the PSON Student Handbook.