Chaminade Has Fast-track Degree For Nurses In A Hurry

It can be difficult for a registered nurse to find the time to go back to school to get a formal, four-year degree. That’s why Chaminade University will introduce an accelerated pathway for RNs to receive their Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees starting next summer.

“The accelerated program is critical for hospitals in Hawaii and elsewhere that are seeking ‘magnet status,’ which requires higher training and educational levels, including the requirement for nurses to have their BSN,” stated Patricia Kiladis, dean of Chaminade’s School of Nursing.

Only 24 students will be accepted in the initial class, in either full-time or part-time cohorts. Most classes will be held online through Chaminade’s

Office of Professional and Continuing Education, in order to accommodate working RNs, and it can be completed in as little as 18 months.

The program is still awaiting formal approval from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. For more information, visit