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Albertus Magnus College offers a variety of Second Degree Nursing Program degree options designed to fit your needs and lifestyle.

Five Year Nursing Degree Pathway Program in Partnership with Fairfield University

Healthcare is one of the fastest growing employment fields and nurses in particular are in big demand.  But what if you want to be a nurse yet your degree is not in nursing?  Albertus Magnus College now has an answer.

Earn a Second Degree in Nursing (SDNU) by adding one additional year of coursework, thanks to a unique partnership with Fairfield University.

Here’s how it works:  Albertus students complete their undergraduate work.  In many cases, students who earn a Bachelor of Science in Biology or General Health Sciences will meet eligibility. But no matter your major, you need to fulfill the following requirements

Students who complete one of the mentioned programs can then apply for the Accelerated Second Degree in Nursing program at Fairfield University and within 15 months, add a Second Degree Bachelor of Science in Nursing.


The Albertus Difference

What Makes Second Degree Nursing Program at Albertus Different?


  • Hands-on, experiential learning
  • Interdisciplinary perspectives
  • Emphasis on collaborative work


  • Personally invested professors
  • Small class sizes
  • Innovative, well-rounded programs
  • Resources and opportunities for research


  • Lively extracurricular activities
  • Campus-wide events
  • Service and community engagement


  • Active career counseling
  • Opportunity-building networks
  • Access to internships and professional experiences
Hands-On Learning

The Albertus Second Degree Nursing Program Degree Program

Students will undertake a practicum course where they apply what they have learned in the classroom to a real-world scenario.  This opportunity will allow students to gain valuable experience in the field and apply their learning in a professional setting.

Fast Track

Second Degree Nursing Program Five-Year Master's Degree Program

Second Degree Nursing Program


Where Will Your Second Degree Nursing Program Degree take You?

The U.S. Department of Labor Bureau and Statistics categorizes

Possible career paths with a in Second Degree Nursing Program include:

Human Resources
Occupational Therapy
Healthcare Supervisor

Second Degree Nursing Program Courses

Interested in learning more about the diverse courses offered at Albertus?

What We will Need from you

Second Degree Nursing Program Requirements

To be admitted to the Second Degree Nursing Program, applicants must fulfill the following:

  1. A bachelor’s degree with an overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or above;
  2. Four courses or 12 credits in any combination of these subject areas with a grade C or better: English, Ethics, Philosophy, Religion, History, Languages, Visual and Performing Arts – along with 36 credits of General Electives;
  3. Required courses in Anatomy and Physiology I and II, Chemistry, Developmental Psychology, Microbiology, Statistics, English, Philosophy, Ethics, and Religious Studies with grades of B or above.
  4. Then, you can apply to Fairfield University’s Second Degree Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program (SDNU).

*Please note: Enrollment is limited to six qualified Albertus applicants.

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