The Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) prepares nurses who are committed to local and global health equity and demonstrate the ability to think broadly, critically and creatively to optimize client-centered care. Students will experience a progressive nursing curriculum including foci on community-based, population health; reduction of health disparities; and health informatics to optimize outcomes. The ABSN program is an intensive, 16-month post-baccalaureate program that includes 65 credit hours and 540 clinical hours.

Who should apply?

Applicants to the ABSN program will have an earned bachelor’s degree in any field and will have completed 18-24 hours of prerequisite coursework prior to admission, including human anatomy and physiology, microbiology, basic statistics, human growth and development or developmental psychology, and nutrition. As nursing is a profession that requires a strong foundation of science and math, these pre-requisite courses have been chosen to ensure that students have the foundational knowledge they need to succeed in nursing coursework and are prepared to apply these concepts to their practice as a nurse.

Program Highlights

  • BSN completion in 16 months starting in fall and finishing the following December.
  • Engaged learning opportunities with faculty who serve as teachers, scholars, and mentors
  • First-rate clinical instruction at area hospitals and clinics
  • Distinctive coursework in health care relationships, health equity, crucial conversations in health care, and evidence-based practice
  • State-of-the-art facilities and simulation spaces
  • Interprofessional education opportunities with physical therapy and physician assistant students