Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing

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. All prerequisite courses must have earned a “C” or higher. Applicants should have an undergraduate minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and a TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) minimum score of 65. 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 to be completed in 16 months starting in fall and finishing the following December
  • Students will complete 65 total semester hours
  • 540 clinical hours completed by graduation in first-rate 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


ABSN scholarships of $4,000 – $8,000 per semester are based on the completed bachelor’s degree. Students who meet the eligibility requirements and are awarded a scholarship at time of acceptance. Scholarships are renewable each semester pending acceptable academic performance.