Accelerated Second Degree BSN Program

Mason’s Accelerated Second Degree BSN program is a 12-month, full-time, pre-licensure program for applicants who will have earned a bachelor’s degree prior to the start of the program. The program provides successful applicants an opportunity to experience nursing in a variety of clinical settings throughout the National Capitol area. The program admits once a year in fall and spaces are limited, therefore the application process is highly competitive. 

Be aware meeting eligibility guidelines does not guarantee admission into the program. It is extremely important for all applicants to have a backup plan.

We recommend that all applicants attend an Information Session to learn more about important application guidelines and expectations.

In addition, please refer to the the catalog for more information about our BSN program:

Accelerated Second Degree BSN Program catalog information

Professional Licensure Disclosure
​This program has been identified by George Mason University as one that may lead to a career requiring professional licensure/certification. Federal regulations require Mason to disclose information as to whether this program meets/does not meet the educational requirements for licensure/certification in your state, or whether such a determination has not been made. Please consult our Licensure Disclosure Tool ( for the disclosure statement specific to your desired state/program combination.