Accelerated BSN Programs in New York


Nursing as a Second Career in New York 

The Bureau of Labor Statistics has made a projection in terms of the country needing more nurses till the year 2018. According to the bureau, more than half a million registered nurses will be needed five years from now; which is why a number of second degree BSN programs are opening up in the state to increase the BSN prepared nursing population. 

Here are two nursing schools that offer the accelerated BSN program in New York- 

Stony Brook University

The school offers the program onsite and it can be completed in just 12 months. This accelerated basic baccalaureate program was specifically created for students that already have a non-nursing bachelor's degree. This second degree builds on the courses in humanities, social and natural sciences and it is meant to assist students in learning nursing theory and health maintenance. Students are exposed to different delivery models in health care and professional nursing, hence, you are bound to learn more.

SBU has a faculty with high technical standards with regard to their students' program of learning. As a student, you are required to participate in various interactive classroom, lab and clinical exercises. You should be able to comprehend and assess patient conditions with the use of olfactory, visual and somatic senses.

Stony Brook students are also trained to communicate sensitively and effectively and this skill is brought about by the school’s verbal, non-verbal and written activities in effective communication.

Other skills, behaviors and knowledge that are built through this accelerated program are your calculation skills, analytical skill, good judgment, intellectual presence and diagnostic expertise.

University of Buffalo

The UB second degree BSN program runs from May to May of each school year, with the students required to study full-time. This accelerated option is an intensive program that is studied by students that are mature, highly motivated and career-oriented.

The ABS curriculum makes effective modifications of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. Academic requirements total up to 60 credits and these should be finished within just 12 months.      

There are 20 nursing schools in New York that provide Accelerated BSN program. We gathered some key information about each school to help you learn more about the schools' characteristics and the programs they provide.

Where applicable we also list weighted average NCLEX pass rate of the students who attended the schools in the last 3 years.

Adelphi University
Garden City, NY

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 77.30%

Concordia College-New York
Bronxville, NY

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 91.10%

CUNY Hunter College
New York, NY

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 87.90%

Dominican College of Blauvelt
Orangeburg, NY

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 65.40%

Hartwick College
Oneonta, NY

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 82.80%

LIU Brooklyn
Brooklyn, NY

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 80.60%

Molloy College
Rockville Centre, NY

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 80.60%

Mount Saint Mary College
Newburgh, NY

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 79.00%

New York University
New York, NY

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 88.80%

Niagara University
Niagara University, NY

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 55.20%

Pace University - Pleasantville
Pleasantville, NY

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 95.70%

Pace University-New York
New York, NY

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 100.00%

Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY


SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Brooklyn, NY

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 91.50%

The College of New Rochelle
New Rochelle, NY

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 37.80%

The Sage Colleges
Troy, NY

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 82.70%

Touro College
New York, NY

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 76.80%

University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY


University of Rochester
Rochester, NY

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 88.20%

Utica College
Utica, NY

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 85.50%