Elon ABSN Curriculum

The ABSN program is an intensive, 16-month post-baccalaureate program that includes 65 credit hours and 540 clinical hours. Other licensure components (NCLEX) are required for licensure.

TOTAL 16 80
FALL I Credit Hours Clinical Hours
NRS 2100: Foundations of Nursing 6 40
NRS 2200: Assessment of Health and Wellness for Nursing Practice 4 40
NRS 2300: Principles of Physiology and Pathophysiology for Nursing Practice 3
NRS 2400: Pharmacology for Nursing Practice 3
WINTER TERM I Credit Hours Clinical Hours
NRS 2000: Healthcare Relationships I: Disparity, Diversity,
Equity and Inclusion
TOTAL 17 160
SPRING I Credit Hours Clinical Hours
NRS 3100: Nursing Management of Adults I 6 80
NRS 3200: Family-Centered Nursing Care for Infants, Children and Adolescents 4 40
NRS 3300: Gerontological Nursing 2
NRS 3400: Multiple Perspectives in Mental Health 4 40
NRS 4000: Preparatory Seminar: Healthcare Relationships II 1
TOTAL 12 40
SUMMER I and II Credit Hours Clinical Hours
NRS 4100: Evidence-Based Nursing Practice 4
NRS 4200: Population and Community Health 4 40
NRS 4300: Healthcare Relationships II: Disparity, Diversity,
Equity and Inclusion
TOTAL 16 260
FALL II Credit Hours Clinical Hours
NRS 4400: Reproductive Health 4 40
NRS 4500: Nursing Management of Adults II: Complex Health Conditions 6 80
NRS 4600: Crucial Conversations in Healthcare 2 20
NRS 4800: Pathways to Practice 4 120

ABSN Program Outcomes

  1. Use the nursing process to provide ethical, culturally sensitive and compassionate client centered care to diverse populations in various settings.
  2. Promote safety by utilizing evidence-based practice and quality improvement to deliver safe and effective care.
  3. Collaborate with clients, nursing and interprofessional teams to provide quality holistic care.
  4. Integrate informatics and technology to promote the art and science of quality nursing care.
  5. Expand knowledge of self-care and lifelong learning to enhance personal well-being and professional growth.