The 2.5 year Bachelor of Science in Nursing

The 2.5 year Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Bachelor of Science in Nursing - Traditional Track
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Our consolidated and straight forward 2.5 year Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program leveraging online and on-campus delivery is tailored towards a more efficient pathway to a nursing degree.

streamlined path

Complete the 2.5 year Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program in as little as two and a half years with ECPI University's Year-Round Schedule versus traditional 4 year colleges.

2.5 year Bachelor of Science in Nursing Overview

For many of us, our profession is more than a job. It provides a sense of purpose and is closely aligned with our values. That’s certainly the case for nurses. They touch people’s lives every day. They make a difference. If this sounds like the career for you, it makes sense to earn your bachelor’s degree right away. More and more healthcare providers are looking to hire nurses with a BSN. Most recently, the Institute of Medicine recommended that 80 percent of RNs attain a bachelor's degree by 2020.

What is the 2.5 year Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program?

The 2.5 year Bachelor of Science in Nursing program offers serious students a more direct path to getting a Bachelors In Nursing. The industry is recommending BSN as the preferred level for all nurses moving forward.

Moreover, a study from the National Institutes of Health finds that starting wages of BSN nurses are significantly higher than those of nurses with an associate’s degree.

Why Choose the ECPI University 2.5 year Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program?

The process for many nursing students is to enter as a Practical Nurse, then get an RN, and then onto a BSN Online. Historically, this was complicated and logistically difficult with all of the stopping, starting and potential transferring.

This new ECPI University 2.5 year Bachelor of Science in Nursing path will allow the student who focus on becoming a nurse the ability to:

  • Pursue their degree with a consolidated on-ground and online program.
  • Obtain a BSN quickly using our ECPI University 2.5 year formula.
  • Upon graduation students can sit for the NCLEX-RN

Not looking to spend four years in college? Then take a look at ECPI University. Through our accelerated, year-round program, you could earn your Bachelor of Science in Nursing in as little as 2.5 years!

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at ECPI University Orlando, Florida campus is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education ( ).


Program Requirements

Core Curriculum

80 semester credit hours

Course IDCourse NameCredits
HCA400Healthcare Information Systems3
NUR219Dosage Calculations for Professional Nurse1
NUR303Essentials of Nursing Practice3
NUR305Concepts of Nursing I2
NUR307Concepts of Nursing II3
NUR309Concepts of Nursing III3
NUR325Health Assessment Across the Life Span4
NUR347Mental Health Nursing4
NUR400Nursing Research3
NUR356Medical Surgical Nursing I5
NUR357Medical Surgical Nursing II5
NUR359Community Nursing5
NUR424Maternal/Newborn Nursing4
NUR426Parent/Child Nursing4
NUR457Nursing Care of the Older Adult4
NUR458Acute Care Nursing5
NUR470Professional Leadership3
NUR475Transition to Practice I4
NUR476Transition to Practice II3
NUR480Senior Seminar3
Credit Hour(s) Total80

Arts and Sciences

35 semester credit hour(s)

Course IDCourse NameCredits
BIO111Anatomy & Physiology I w/Terminology3
BIO111LAnatomy & Physiology I with Terminology LAB1
BIO116Anatomy & Physiology II with Terminology3
BIO116LAnatomy & Physiology II with Terminology LAB1
ENG110College Composition3
ENG120College Composition II3
PSY105Introduction to Psychology3
COM115Principles of Communication3
PSY300Human Growth and Development3
HUM205Culture and Diversity: Exploring the Humanities3
MTH131College Algebra3
MTH140Introduction to Statistics3
CAP480Arts and Sciences Capstone3
Credit Hour(s) Total35


5 semester credit hour(s)

Course IDCourse NameCredits
COR101Freshman Orientation1
COR195Study Skills1
CIS108Office Applications2
COR191Career Orientation1
Credit Hour(s) Total5
Program Description

The 2.5 year Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program at a Glance

What is ECPI University's 2.5 year Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program?

ECPI University’s College of Nursing has developed a program that can teach you more than just clinical skills. Today’s providers are looking for nurses with evidence-based clinical decision-making and leadership skills. Why? According to the Institute of Medicine, the increasing complexity of nursing care warrants a higher educational standard.

What Core Skills Can You Learn in This Program?

After completing our program, you could attain a higher level of skills in such areas as:

  • Advanced technologies and their application to patient care and practice management
  • Critical thinking and clinical reasoning designed to improve patient outcomes
  • Understanding and mastering the role of communication with patients, families, and healthcare providers so as to coordinate care and advocate for vulnerable populations
  • Leadership skill and concept development needed to improve nursing practice, patient outcomes, and practice management
Possible Career Track

What Can I Do With a Bachelor's In Nursing?

What are the Possible Career Tracks for a Bachelors In Nursing?

The 2.5 year Bachelor of Science in Nursing program allows students to acquire the essential skills and knowledge needed to meet the preventative and restorative needs of patients. Students learn both the art and science of nursing.

The 2.5 year Bachelor of Science in Nursing graduate can work in a variety of roles in community health, specialty bedside practice, informatics, and management, pursuing employment in a range of settings.

Top career choices in this field include:

  • Primary Care Clinics
  • Managed Care Facilities
  • Hospitals
  • Home Healthcare
  • Hospices
  • Nursing Education
  • Mental Health Agencies
  • Military and Industry


Program Outcomes

2.5 year Bachelor of Science in Nursing Outcomes

The curriculum leading to the 2.5 year Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree is designed to prepare a professional nurse with several key demonstrative abilities. Each prospective graduate must successfully pass the national Council Licensing Exam for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) before being able to practice as a registered nurse.

Recommended Licensure

All nurse graduates must apply for licensure through the state Board of Nursing. The Board of Nursing must deem the graduate eligible to test and the graduate must successfully pass the National Council Licensing Exam for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) before being able to practice as a registered nurse.

Upon completion of our 2.5 year Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, you are expected to demonstrate the following abilities:

  • Provide holistic, safe, competent patient care by applying the nursing process and evidence-based practice to manage the health care needs of culturally diverse individuals, families, groups, and communities;
  • Synthesize and apply knowledge from the humanities, the arts and letters, the social and natural sciences as a basis for clinical reasoning and decision-making in nursing practice;
  • Effectively communicate using written, verbal and electronic methodologies;
  • Collaborate as a member of the interdisciplinary health care team, in partnership with the individual, family, group, or community, to promote health and wellness, prevent disease, and to influence health care delivery;
  • Apply theories of nursing, patient teaching, leadership and management, and legal and ethical principles to promote optimal care delivery with nurse-sensitive quality indicators;
  • Contribute to the enhancement of nursing practice through the delivery of compassionate care, the evaluation of health outcomes, and the application of research to practice;
  • Actively participate in the role of a professional nurse through practice, self-care, leadership and lifelong learning across the continuum of care.
  • Apply knowledge of health care policy, finance, and regulatory environments to advocate for the provision of safe and equitable nursing care.