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If you hold a non-nursing bachelor’s degree, you can apply to earn your second degree in nursing with Fairfield Egan in Austin. We admit cohorts in May and January of each year, and the program lasts 15 months.

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Deadlines for degree-seeking ASDNU program applicants.

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Please note that all deadlines are subject to change at any time.

  • Applications for the ASDNU cohort starting on January 21, 2025, are being accepted now through November 1, 2024.
  • Applications for the ASDNU cohort starting on May 19, 2025, are being accepted now through February 1, 2025.

To qualify for admission, you must hold a bachelor’s degree in any field from an accredited institution. You must have earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.

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Additional prerequisite requirements include:

Science and Math Prerequisites
Humanities Prerequisites and General Electives

Applicants must also have completed 36 credits of general electives (12 three-credit courses).

Selected prerequisite requirements may be met through challenge exams or transfer of credit from approved academic institutions. Applicants may complete missing prerequisites at Fairfield University or any other accredited university. A final official transcript must be submitted showing final course grades before starting the ASDNU program.

You can apply online using our online application process.

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Required supporting documentation includes:

  • Send official school transcript to or via mail to Fairfield University attention ASDNU Admission
    • Applicants with international transcripts must submit a transcript evaluation by an approved evaluating service like WES
  • Professional resume
  • Personal statement
  • Two recommendations, one of which must be from a current supervisor or professor

Note: International applicants whose native language is not English must demonstrate proficiency by taking either TOEFL or IELTS exams.

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Upcoming Information Sessions

Accelerated Second Degree Nursing Program Virtual Information Session
Saturday, Oct. 5, 2024, at 9 a.m. Central (10 a.m. Eastern)

Fairfield University frequently hosts live Virtual Information Sessions that new applicants will find helpful. Attend our next session from the comfort of your own home and hear from our program directors and admission staff. You will learn about the curriculum and application process as well as how the ASDNU program can help you achieve your goal to become a nurse. A live Q&A will follow the session.

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Personal tours are available on request. Schedule a visit to meet the program director, see our learning spaces, and tour our simulation lab, which is accredited by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSiH).

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Fairfield University’s Austin accelerated BSN program is located at 7951 Shoal Creek Boulevard, Austin, TX 78757.