Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN)

Program Start Date: January 8, 2018

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
  • Submission of application. Applications will be taken until class is filled. Early decisions are made by July 1.
  • Submission of official transcripts of all college coursework from all institutions attended.
  • International Students:
    • Students with international transcripts must provide an evaluation from Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (cgfns.org) for previous nursing coursework.
    • Students with international transcripts must provide evaluation from World Education Services (http://www.wes.org/) for previous non-nursing coursework.
    • International students must show proof of English proficiency. Applicants should request that official TOEFL test scores be sent directly to Enrollment Services.
  • 23 of years of age at the time of entering program for students without an earned Bachelor’s degree.
  • Minimum cumulative GPA 3.0 on last 60 hours of academic coursework.
  • Submission of a clear background check and absence of criminal conviction.
  • Submission of a clear drug screen when requested.
  • Submission of Health History and record of required immunizations.
  • Student must meet Core Performance Standards in the areas of Cognitive Skills, Psychomotor Skills, and Affective Skills.
  • Submission of current personal health insurance coverage.
  • A personal interview with the Undergraduate Admissions Committee of the School of Nursing may be required, if requested.
  • Review the Readiness Self–Assessment
Required Prerequisites
For students with an earned bachelor degree:
  • Completion of a bachelor degree from a regionally accredited educational institution.
  • Completion of prerequisites prior to starting program:
Human Growth and Development 3
Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4
Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4
Microbiology 4
Pathophysiology 3
Total 18

 

*Prerequisites must be completed within 5 years of beginning program except Human Growth and Development course.

A grade of “C” or higher is required for all prerequisites.   May only repeat a prerequisite course one time.

For students without an earned bachelor degree:
  • 23 years of age at time of entering program.
  • Completion of a minimum of 60 academic credit hours from a regionally accredited educational institution.
  • Completion of prerequisites prior to starting program:
English 6
English Literature 3
History 3
Mathematics 3
Public Speaking or Introduction to Philosophy 3
General Psychology 3
Statistics 3
Christian Studies 6
Human Growth and Development 3
Human Anatomy & Physiology I* 4
Human Anatomy & Physiology II* 4
Microbiology* 4
Pathophysiology* 3
Electives 15
Total 63

 

*Prerequisites must be completed within 5 years of beginning program.

A grade of “C” or higher is required for all prerequisites.   May only repeat a prerequisite course one time.

ABSN Curriculum
  SEMESTER 1 (SPRING)  
COURSE NUMBER REQUIRED COURSES CREDIT HOURS
NU 309A Introduction to Clinical Nursing 5
NU 310A Client Assessment 3
NU 316A Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing 5
NU 320A Pharmacological Aspects of Nursing 3
Total 16

 

  SEMESTER 2 (SUMMER)  
COURSE NUMBER REQUIRED COURSES CREDIT HOURS
NU 430A Principles of Nursing Research 3
NU 314A Nursing the Childbearing Family 5
NU 404A Child Health Nursing 5
NU 405A Leadership 3
Total 16

 

  SEMESTER 3 (FALL)  
COURSE NUMBER REQUIRED COURSES CREDIT HOURS
NU 313A Adult Health Nursing I 5
NU 412A Community Health Nursing 5
NU 414A Adult Health Nursing II 5
NU 435A Issues in Professional Nursing 2
Total 17

 

  SEMESTER 4 (SPRING)  
COURSE NUMBER REQUIRED COURSES CREDIT HOURS
NU 414A Adult Health Nursing III 5
NU 416A Nursing Practicum 3
NU 434A Senior Seminar 3
Total 11

 

TOTAL NURSING CREDIT HOURS = 60

Tuition & Fees

Tuition is $415 per credit hour with $600 comprehensive student fee per semester

 

Total program cost = 24,900 tuition + 2,400 comprehensive student fees = $27,300 (excluding any course requirements outside of ABSN curriculum, books, and room and board)

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