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Accelerated Bachelor to BSN Program (ABSN)

You already have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in another field and now you are thinking about a career change into the field of nursing! You can accomplish your goal with the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) program – a full-time nursing program designed for adults seeking to enter the nursing workforce with a BSN degree. Our nursing faculty members are skilled practitioners with a passion for the nursing profession. They will become your mentors and partners as you transition to the field of nursing.​ Our 19-month accelerated program runs in six, 12-week sessions (including summer). You will attend as a full-time student. Graduates of the program are eligible to apply to the State Board of Nursing to take the RN-NCLEX examination and qualify for admission to graduate study.

Curriculum and Prerequisite Course Requirements

  • 18 credits in prerequisite courses - must be completed prior to starting nursing sequence.
  • Anatomy* and Physiology I* & II* - 8 credits
  • Microbiology* - 4 credits
  • Statistics - 3 credits
  • Lifespan Development - 3 credits

* Students who have taken the prerequisite science courses more than seven years prior to the beginning of the program are required to either pass a challenge examination in order to receive university credit or retake the course/s and achieve a grade of B- or higher in order to be considered for admission.

Degree Requirements   

  • Successful completion of 64 pre-licensure credits.
  • Maintenance of a cumulative GPA of 2.75 throughout the program.
  • A grade of C+ or higher in all nursing courses. A course grade is comprised of academic course work and a satisfactory in clinical practice. You are permitted only one repetition of one nursing course for a grade less than C+.
  • A grade of C or higher in core courses and C or higher in non-nursing courses.
  • Degree requirements must be completed within seven years from the start of the program. This time limit includes leaves-of-absence. Students who do not complete the program requirements within this time frame may be required to complete additional coursework.
  • See complete list of University and Academic Policies for the School of Nursing.

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