Many people find themselves dissatisfied in current jobs, salary and for other reasons many choose nursing as a second career. Many colleges and universities offer accelerated and general second degree programs. These programs typically take between 12- 24 months resulting in a BSN or an MSN. Accelerated programs are designed specifically for students who have earned a bachelor’s degree in another field. Students complete the science and humanities prerequisites, but are not required to take general education courses again. Instead, the accelerated program focuses solely on nursing skills. Students graduate with a BSN or an MSN and are prepared to take the NCLEX-RN.