Accelerated BS in Nursing for Career Changers

Are you a college graduate looking to make a change? Want a career that provides personal satisfaction with a steady paycheck? Consider an Accelerated BS in Nursing from Dominican University.



Complete your degree in as few as 12 months with the ABSN option and move to a more advanced level of employment.


The WABSN offers weekend classes that allow you to continue working full time in your current position. Finish in 24 months.


Learn from expert nurses who have years of experience in nursing education and a commitment to your success.


Dominican University has decades of experience preparing undergraduate and graduate nursing students to excel in school and beyond.

Accelerated BSN (ABSN)

Weekend Accelerated BSN (WABSN)

Nursing Division Director

Dr. Nancy DiDona has over 40 years of experience as a Registered Professional Nurse and 27 years as a nurse educator.  She has taught undergraduate and graduate level courses, and has been the Division Director since 2010.  Dr. DiDona is certified by NCC as a Maternal/Newborn Nurse, and presently teaches Family Health Nursing and Nursing Mathematics.  She is the author of three textbooks and has completed writing the second edition of her Strategies and Skills for Test Taking as an online book.  Dr. DiDona has given presentations on topics such as “How to Navigate an IRB” and “The Future of Nursing Education.”

Weekday Accelerated (ABSN) Option Coordinator

Catherine O’Sullivan MSN, AN, RN-BC

  • B.S.N, Georgetown University
  • M.A., New York University
  • M.Ed., Teachers College, Columbia University
  • Ed.D, Teachers College, Columbia University
  • Board Certified in Medical-Surgical Nursing

Weekend Accelerated (WABSN) Option Interim Coordinator

Barbara Polowczyk, Instructor, Division of Nursing, RN-BSN Coordinator

  • AAS: Pace University
  • BSN: Pace University
  • MSN Clinical Nurse Specialist: Pace University
  • Certificate Advanced Graduation Study: Family Nurse Practitioner: Pace University
  • DNP © Dominican University

Meet the Nursing faculty

Program Accreditation

The baccalaureate degree in nursing at Dominican University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Speak to us about applying to Dominican University today

For more information about applying to Dominican University as a second degree student, please contact Wendoli Tejada at (845) 848-7907.

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Join us for an Info Session

Visit our Hudson Valley Campus and learn more about the Accelerated and Weekend Accelerated BSN programs. Info Sessions are scheduled nearly every month and are a great opportunity to meet nursing faculty and to get your questions answered.

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Real World Results

My experience at Dominican has helped me to advance from staff nurse, to nurse clinician, and now having finished my Masters, to the role of clinical nurse specialist.

Andrew Greenway, '08

The educational foundation that was provided to me opened various doors for leadership roles and that of a nurse educator at Dominican University.

Christine Shanahan-Davies, '03

One of the greatest lessons I learned during my time at Dominican University was that true fulfillment lies in the revelation of knowing what it is you've been called to do and then doing it.

Dale Reiger-Butler, '03, '05

Dominican University has given me the opportunity to inspire compassion in nursing students as they prepare to meet the future challenges of our healthcare system.

Margaret DeLorenzo, '02