The ACCEL-RN is an intensive, 15-month program for students who have already earned a baccalaureate degree in another field. The ACCEL-RN program admits only in the summer semester. Applications will be accepted from Dec.1st through February 1st.

Admission Criteria
  • You must have full admission to Midwestern State University. Complete information regarding application deadlines and requirements can be found at This does not guarantee admission to the ACCEL-RN program.
  • You must complete the nursing prerequisite courses with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. A grade of “C” or higher is required on all science courses.  You may apply to the program while enrolled in these courses, but they must be completed before beginning. All core requirements for the BSN degree must be complete prior to starting the ACCEL-RN program.  If you were certified as "Texas Core Complete" at the time the first baccalaureate was awarded, this requirement has been met.  If your bachelor's degree was earned in another state, or from an institution that did not specify "Texas Core Complete", additional coursework may be required. You may view all nursing  prerequisites and BSN core requirements at: ACCEL-RN Prerequisites
  • The HESI A2 assessment is required, and results must be submitted to Wilson School of Nursing during the application process as explained below. Scores received after the deadline will not be accepted.  Minimum scores for consideration are:80% on Math80% on composite English Language (Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary, and Grammar)The HESI A2 may be taken at MSU or at another testing site. Contact the MSU Testing Service at 940-397-4676 if you wish to schedule an appointment to take the HESI A2 exam at MSU. 
  • Documentation for the following requirements must be submitted prior to beginning the ACCEL-RN classes.
    1. Completion of a physical examination;
    2. Health insurance coverage;
    3. Nursing student liability insurance;
    4. Either American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR certification with hands-on skills or American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and Healthcare Provider certification with hands-on skills;
    5. FBI Criminal Background Check;
    6. Ten Panel Urine Drug Screen
  • You must be compliant with state of Texas-mandated and program-required immunizations. For more information, please review the Immunization Policy


Application and Acceptance Process

Open Application Period:  December 1- January 31.  

To apply to the Accelerated BSN degree program at MSU:

  1. Both the university and ACCEL-RN applications are online. Click here for the university application and here for the ACCEL-RN application.
  2. Attach copies of transcripts from each college/university attended.(unofficial copies are acceptable).
  3. Email a copy of  HESI A2 exam (Admission Assessment Exam Cumulative Report)
        HESI SCORES DUE MARCH 1, 2021.

Submit copies of transcripts and application in one email to:


Have Questions?
Catherine Rudy Academic Advisor (940) 397-4595 (940) 397-4513