Post Baccalaureate Accelerated Associate Degree Nursing Program

If you’ve already earned your bachelor’s or master’s degree, you can earn your Nursing degree in just over a year for less — much less — than you would pay at similar fast-track programs. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there is an impending need for 580,000 new and replacement registered nurses, so this is your opportunity to quickly enter this growing field.

Gain the education and training you need to play a critical role in providing treatment, support and education to both patients and their family members. You will learn legal and ethical aspects of the profession; use case studies to analyze and establish information related to patient care; work in hospitals, long-term care and community-based facilities; and use outcome measures to critically assess situations and develop treatment plans. Our program offers an innovative curriculum; supportive faculty; state-of-the-art equipment; hands-on learning; supervised time in hospitals, geriatric settings and community-based agencies; and preparation to take the national licensure exam for credentials accepted throughout the United States.

We invite you to take advantage of this opportunity and apply to the new Accelerated Nursing degree program. A maximum of 24 students will be accepted into the cohort.

Your first step is to apply to become a student at Community College of Philadelphia.

After applying, you will receive a student ID number, which you will need to apply to the Nursing program.

When completing the College’s online admission application, remember to include degrees you have already earned and select “Nursing” as your major of interest.

Apply Online 

The next cohort will start during the Summer 2023 term, beginning on May 15, 2023. Students who successfully complete the Accelerated Nursing program’s four-course cycle will be eligible to take the NCLEX licensing exam for their R.N. as early as September 2024. Following is the schedule: 

NURS 101: Nursing I — Summer 2023
NURS 132: Nursing II — Fall 2023
NURS 231: Nursing III – Spring 2024
NURS 232: Nursing IV — Summer 2024

To be eligible for this program, students must have completed all corequisite courses (BIOL 109, BIOL 110, BIOL 241 and DIET 111) prior to the beginning of the Summer term, which begins on May 15, 2023. All transfer courses must appear on data sheet by end of Spring semester prior to admission to the program. Applicants must also meet the requirements for admission to the traditional program including a GPA of at least 2.75.

After applying to the College, you next step is to apply to the Nursing program:

Apply to the Nursing Program

Questions? If you have questions or need assistance, please contact us.

Career Options


Find your path.

Registered Nurse  – est. salary $77,052


EMSI Data, 2017; Philadelphia Metropolitan Statistical Area; *these jobs may require a bachelor's degree or higher.

Featured Career