ACCELERATED BACHELOR of SCIENCE in NURSING (ABSN)



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Brian Boyle
Director of Recruitment for Nontraditional and Graduate programs
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Brian Boyle
Director of Recruitment for Post-Traditional and Graduate programs
251.442.2287
bboyle@umobile.edu

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Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN)

Program begins January 8, 2018

The Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing is designed for students who have at least 60 credit hours of college and desire to gain a BSN in becoming a registered nurse. The program is specifically for the nontraditional student and builds on your previously acquired knowledge and skills. Your classes are delivered both online and on campus by professors who have real-world experience and understand the challenges and rewards of nursing in today’s healthcare environment.

  • 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.
  • A personal interview with the Undergraduate Admissions Committee of the School of Nursing may be required, if requested.
  • Review the Readiness Self–Assessment
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.

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 415A Adult Health Nursing III 5
NU 416A Nursing Practicum 3
NU 434A Senior Seminar 3
Total: 11
Total Nursing Credit Hours: 60
2017-2018

Tuition:
$415 per credit hour
Comprehensive Fees:
Fall and Spring: $200.00 per semester
Summer, 12 hours or more $200.00
Summer, Less than 12 hours $200.00