Accelerated Nursing Program Curriculum

Our accelerated nursing program curriculum follows a rigorous, effective sequence of online and on-site coursework. While an intense learning format, you can expect to receive highly personalized attention from your faculty, clinical instructors, and the support of a close-knit cohort.

  • Online coursework teaches key nursing theory concepts.
  • Skills labs provide hands-on learning experiences with faculty.
  • Clinical rotations offer diverse patient care experiences through St. Vincent

This blended learning format provides the knowledge and skills that are necessary to sit for the NCLEX-RN, a licensure exam that every nursing school graduate must pass to be able to practice the profession.

I chose the ABSN program at Marian University because I wanted to continue my education in a small, close-knit environment that could help me be a better nurse.

—Tanner May, ABSN Class of December 2016

Curriculum by Semester

Our ABSN curriculum is spread across four, 16-week semesters. The program includes labs and clinical rotations, with the first clinical on nursing fundamentals starting halfway through the first semester.

Semester I


NSG 129 Concepts & Connections (1st 8 weeks) 1
NSG 201 Health Assessment & Communication (1st 8 weeks) 4
NSG 241 Fundamentals of Nursing (2nd 8 weeks) 4
NSG 221 Community Concepts 2
NSG 251 Pharmacology w/Lab 4
NSG 211 Pathophysiology 3
Total 18


Semester II


NSG 233 Nutrition (1st 8 weeks) 1
Gen Ed/Co Req PSY 230 Abnormal Psychology (1st 8 weeks)** 3
NSG 335 Mental Health Nursing (2nd 8 weeks) 3
NSG 331 Nursing Care of Adult Client I 5
Gen ED/Co Req PSY 205 Statistics (2nd 8 weeks)** 3


Semester III


Gen Ed: THL 200 level or above or THL 105** 3
NSG 343 Nursing Research 3
NSG 307 Maternity Nursing (8 weeks) 3
NSG 317 Pediatric Nursing (8 weeks) 3
NSG 431 Nursing Care of Adult Client II 5


Semester IV


NSG 493 Transition to Practice 3
NSG 441 Leadership & Management 4
NSG 451 Immersion 5
NSG Nursing Electives 2

**Must pass with a C or better.
Must pass all nursing courses with a C+ or better.

Please note that curriculum and admission requirements are subject to change. (Marian University 2016-17 Course Catalog, page 62)

Contact us to learn more about our accelerated nursing program curriculum.

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