BSN-Accelerating Inclusivity and Diversity (BSN-AID) Program

The BSN-AID program goal is to prepare diverse baccalaureate-level nurses to meet the complex healthcare needs of the communities that nurses serve. The program aims to improve the quality of care and address existing health disparities by increasing opportunities for diverse nursing students, including those who are from racial and ethnic groups underrepresented in nursing or who are economically or educationally disadvantaged. BSN-AID will help prepare students to become leaders in providing high-quality, culturally responsive care. The program is funded by a grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration.  

BSN-AID Program Details

BSN-AID Program Information

If you already have a bachelor's degree in another discipline, you can earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) in just 12 or 16 months through our accelerated Second Degree BSN program. This program provides you with a strong, broad-based clinical foundation for nursing practice. 

The BSN-AID program is designed to provide multiple levels of support to the students in our accelerated second-degree program. This includes scholarships for up to $33,000 per student, academic and peer support, mentoring and professional networking. Please note: This is in addition to the $10,000 Tuition Award.

How do I Apply?

The program invites prospective or accepted second-degree students to apply. 

The application to the program is a two-step process, which include an application the Second Degree BSN program and a separate application to the BSN-AID program.

The application period for 2024-2025 has ended.

Acknowledgement Statement

This program is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $1,663,277 with 0 percentage financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit


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