Accelerated Second-Degree BSN Applicants

Starting with Spring 2019, the Accelerated Second-Degree BSN program applications will be submitted using NursingCAS or the Marymount application. 

Application Deadlines:

  • Spring 2019 admission

    • First Review Deadline: September 8, 2018
    • Second Review Deadline: October 12, 2018
  • Fall 2019 admission

    • First Review Deadline: February 22, 2019
    • Second Review Deadline: April 6, 2019
    • Third Review Deadline: May 4, 2019

*Please complete your application ahead of time to ensure a spot in the review. A contingency review may or may not be added based on space availability.

Admission Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Prerequisite courses (completed with a grade of C or better):

    • General chemistry (3-4 credits)*

    • Anatomy & Physiology with labs (8 credits)*

    • Microbiology with lab (4 credits)*

    • Sociology (3 credits)

    • Developmental psychology (3 credits)-- must cover the entire lifespan

    • Nutrition (3 credits)

    • Statistics (3 credits)

* Required natural science courses must have been completed within the past 10 years as of your program's start term. All courses must be completed with the equivalent of a C grade or better.

  • Essay Response

  • Letter of Recommendation from an academic or professional source

  • ATI-TEAS Scores

    • Accelerated Second Degree BSN applicants who have earned a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university with a composite undergraduate GPA of 2.8 or better may be granted a waiver for the ATI-TEAS.  The waiver can only be granted after receipt of all transcripts.

    • It is strongly recommended that waiver-eligible applicants provide ATI-TEAS scores if they have earned below a B- in any science prerequisite course.   

    • Applicants who have taken the ATI-TEAS within 2 years prior to the application  to the nursing program are not eligible for the waiver and must submit their scores.  

    • The Nursing Admissions Committee may recommend that an applicant take the ATI-TEAS exam despite the waiver.  

    • Applicants must earn satisfactory scores on the ATI-TEAS in order to be eligible for review by the Nursing Admissions Committee.

    • Applicants who achieve an unsatisfactory score or who wish to improve their score may retake this exam only once.  

Questions regarding the application process should be addressed to Marymount University at or call 703-284-1500.

Questions regarding the NursingCAS application should be addressed to NursingCAS at