Accelerated Nursing Program Overview
With three program starts per year, our Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program takes the wait out of getting started in nursing school. Through its rigorous, effective sequence of online and on-site curriculum, the program affords the academic foundation and clinical skills required to sit for the NCLEX-RN exam. You can expect to complete the same amount of clinical time as a traditional BSN program, only you will begin the clinical phase much sooner by taking our accelerated path.
I decided to become a nurse late in my career, and this program was the perfect option for reaching my goal quickly.
—Heather McNatt, Class of December 2017
How Our ABSN Program Works
Developed as a second degree option for non-nurses, our ABSN program leverages your previous academic experience so you can earn a quality BSN in as few as 16 months. Before getting started in the program, however, you must first meet a series of science and humanities prerequisite course requirements.
Spanning four, 16-week semesters, our full-time accelerated nursing program comprises:
- Nursing theory coursework delivered through a dynamic online learning platform.
- Hands-on skills labs with nursing faculty at our ABSN program site.
- Real-world clinical practice within the Saint Thomas Health Network.
Due to the fast pace and intensity of the program, it’s best to look at your nursing education as a full-time job. You will need to put a lot of time and energy into your courses, but just remember our faculty and staff are here to help you keep pace every step of the way.
Contact us to learn more about our accelerated nursing program in Nashville.