15 Months. A New Career.
If you feel inspired to become a nurse and currently hold a bachelor’s degree in another field, Fairfield University’s Accelerated Second Degree Nursing (ASDNU) program can help you answer the call to care.
In as few as 15 months of study with our experienced faculty, you can develop the social awareness, critical thinking skills, values, and aesthetic sensibility you need to prepare for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) and become a registered nurse. Plus, as a BSN graduate, you’ll have established the foundation you need to lead as well as care.
Learn the Latest.
Learn the Latest.
The ASDNU program at Fairfield University in Austin offers comprehensive clinical preparation for your new career in nursing. Over the course of this 15-month accelerated BSN program, you’ll develop hands-on patient care skills, gain an understanding of how to apply evidence-based research in practice, and develop your ability to collaborate and lead in health care teams.
You will complete a total of 60 credits of nursing coursework with us.
Learn from the Greatest.
The ASDNU program at Fairfield University in Austin offers comprehensive clinical preparation for your new career in nursing.
Dr. Lucina Kimpel, PhD, MSN, MS, RN has multiple degrees in Health Sciences and Nursing. Her doctorate is in higher education leadership from Iowa State University. She spent seven years on an NDEC research team at the University of Iowa, validating and expanding NANDA nursing diagnoses.
Megan Nava has been a nurse for over 15 years, working in a variety of healthcare settings. Her primary area of interest is in adult medical-surgical nursing. Megan is currently on the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nursing (AMSN) Program Planning Committee which helps to develop, coordinate and facilitate the annual AMSN yearly conference.
Dr. Sara Murcray-Mosca is the Simulation Director for the Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies Austin, Texas campus. Her primary focus is facilitating faculty proficiency in simulation teaching-learning methodologies through the use of best-practice guidelines, formal training, and ongoing support which positively impacts student and program outcomes.
Dr. Robin Cook has worked in maternity and newborn nursing for over 25 years. She graduated with a BScN from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario Canada prior to moving to Texas to start her nursing career. During her nursing career she has worked as a bedside nurse in labor & delivery, postpartum, newborn nursery and level II neonatal intensive care.
Caitlin Rowlette is a faculty specialist in Austin, Texas in the second-degree nursing program. Her primary focus lies within adult health, where she has gained valuable experience through seven years of service in float pool for the central Texas hospitals. Caitlin has also showcased her expertise by presenting at the Texas Healthcare Association Summer Conference and contributing to the nursing community.