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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, giving you a running start on pursuing a rewarding profession. Whether you’ve always wanted to be a nurse or you’ve only 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.

Our 16-month accelerated BSN program offers:

  • A 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.

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

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Upcoming Start Dates

Students can enroll in one of our three annual start dates in January, May or August.

January 2024

May 2024

August 2024

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Program Eligibility

The Marian ABSN program is perfect for people who have already earned a degree but are interested in exploring nursing as a new career option. Learn more about what it takes to be eligible to become an ABSN student.

Non-Nursing Degree

Marian ABSN students must hold a non-nursing bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited institution.

2.8 GPA

Students seeking admission to the program must have a minimum 2.8 cumulative GPA.

Complete Prerequisites

Applicants who want to complete the Marian ABSN program must first complete all prerequisite courses within our grade and overall GPA requirements.

Learn more about Marian’s ABSN admissions requirements.

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Oklahoma City ABSN Kick-Start Scholarship

If you’ve thought about being a nurse, there’s never been a better time to start. Students who enroll in the Oklahoma City Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at Marian University in 2023 will receive a $10,000 scholarship upon admission.