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Earn Your BSN Degree in as Few as 16 Months

Our Accelerated BSN program is for non-nurses who want to become a nurse in as few as 16 months.

Marian University Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program

Designed for motivated career changers, the full-time accelerated BSN program builds upon your previous non-nursing bachelor’s degree (or non-nursing college credits for transfer students), giving you a running start on pursuing a rewarding profession.

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Annual Start Dates

Students in our second-degree and transfer paths can enroll in one of our three annual start dates in:

  • January
  • May
  • August

Whether you’ve always wanted to be a nurse or recently decided to transition into the field, the Marian University ABSN program can equip you with the skills, knowledge, and compassionate care qualities to make it happen in as few as 16 months.

Learn more about what Marian’s ABSN program has to offer.

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Our 16-month accelerated BSN program offers:

  • Two admissions paths: one for second-degree students at each location and one for transfer students in Indianapolis who have completed a requisite number of non-nursing college credits. Transfer students are required to earn an Associate of Science in Health Sciences from Marian University before transferring into the ABSN program.
  • An accelerated nursing curriculum blending online coursework with in-person nursing labs and clinical rotations.
  • A faith-based, supportive learning environment rooted in Franciscan values.
  • A CCNE-accredited nursing education designed to help you feel prepared to sit for the nursing licensure exam.

Program Eligibility

The Marian ABSN program is perfect for people who have already earned a degree or gained a certain amount of non-nursing college credits but are interested in exploring nursing as a new career option. Learn more about what it takes to be eligible to become an accelerated nursing student.

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Non-Nursing Degree or College Credits

Marian ABSN second-degree students must hold a non-nursing bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited institution. For students looking to enroll in our transfer BSN admissions path, a minimum number of non-nursing college credits are required.

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2.8 GPA

Marian ABSN applicants must have a minimum degree GPA of 2.8. (Note: Students seeking conditional admission must have a cumulative 2.8 GPA in their prior degree.) If this requirement is not met, we still encourage your application. Your application may be reviewed through an additional process requiring further action.

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Complete Prerequisites

Accelerated nursing applicants who want to complete the Marian ABSN program must first complete all prerequisite courses within our grade and overall GPA requirements. Transfer students must earn an Associate of Science in Health Sciences (ASHS) from Marian University. Upon completion of this degree, students will have satisfied prerequisite requirements and can enter the ABSN program.

Learn more about admissions requirements for Marian's ABSN second-degree and transfer paths.