Accelerated BSN Second Degree Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a final, preferred minimum overall GPA of 3.0.

When appropriate, GPA will be calculated by the Office of Admissions using all completed course work, including course work from other colleges and universities.

Applicants must have taken and passed the following courses with a grade of “C” or better:

  • Human Growth and Development
  • Anatomy with lab (must be taken within the last five years)
  • Physiology with lab (must be taken within the last five years)
  • Microbiology with lab
  • Chemistry with lab
  • Statistics
  • Nutrition

A 3.0 GPA in the science courses listed above is preferred for consideration for admittance.

Prior to beginning the program students are required to complete:

  • A CPR class through the American Heart Association with documentation provided
  • Required vaccines and submit the immunization form
  • Blood Borne Pathogen and HIPAA modules prior to beginning clinical rotations
  • Background check and drug screen


Accelerated BSN Second Degree 



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Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Fees 
Tuition per credit hour$800
Nursing Program Fee2,040
Non-Residential Facility Fee 988

Cost of Attendance
College is a huge step. And the financial implications for most people are significant. As you enter into this important new phase of your life, we aim to help you understand the total cost of attendance which includes the direct costs paid to Manchester and estimates for indirect costs (expected expenses associated with attending college) like transportation, living expenses, meals and supplies.


Manchester’s Nursing Program has received accreditation from the Indiana State Board of Nursing and from the Higher Learning Commission (the regional accrediting agency for colleges and universities approved by the US Department of Education).  In accordance with national nursing accreditation guidelines and timelines, the university will seek an additional accreditation during 2022.

Regarding International Student Admissions:

Manchester University’s Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Second Degree Program does not have approval from Homeland Security to accept international students for the 2022-2023 academic school year. International Students are not eligible to apply to the Accelerated BSN Second Degree Program at this time.