BSN stands for Bachelor of Science in Nursing, which is a degree-level program in nursing. Unlike the associate’s degree and diploma nursing programs, which can be completed in two years or less, the BSN typically requires four years of study. A graduate of a BSN typically has more career opportunities available to them than the individual with the associate’s degree. Joyce University offers two pre-licensure degree pathways to earn your BSN. With our accelerated BSN pathway, students can transfer 60 credits from their previous bachelor’s degree to earn your BSN in as little as 20 months. Joyce also offers a more traditional pre-licensure BSN pathway, which can be completed in as little as 3 years of year-round-study.