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Marian University Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program

Made for Nursing?

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

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What to Expect

This tell-all guide reveals what nursing school is like and what you can expect in our 16-month ABSN program.

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Earn Your BSN Degree in as Few as 16 Months

Whether you’ve always had a dream of becoming a nurse, or you’ve only recently decided to transition into the field, the Marian University ABSN program has the environment and instruction to equip you with the skills, knowledge, and compassionate care qualities to make it happen in as few as 16 months.

Designed for motivated career changers, the full-time accelerated BSN program offered through Marian University builds upon your previous non-nursing bachelor’s degree, giving you a running start on pursuing a rewarding profession. You’ll work through the same content as traditional BSN programs, with an accelerated curriculum compressing your degree timeframe down to a 16-month window. You’ll be prepared to take on an exciting new career in nursing through a rigorous combination of online coursework, on-site skills labs, and clinical rotations through our hospital relationships in each respective location: Ascension St. Vincent in Indianapolis, Ascension Saint Thomas in Nashville, and several top facilities, like Mercy, in Oklahoma City.

Our 16-month accelerated BSN program offers:

  • High accessibility to start nursing school on your schedule with three start dates a year, in January, May, and August.
  • A faith-based, supportive learning environment rooted in Franciscan values and driven to teach future nurses a holistic approach to patient care.
  • A CCNE-accredited nursing education designed to help you feel prepared to sit for the nursing licensure exam and emerge into a rewarding career as a registered nurse.

How the ABSN Program Works

Our accredited second-degree nursing program for non-nurses builds upon your existing bachelor’s degree, making it possible to earn a quality BSN degree on an accelerated timeline. Our 16-month ABSN curriculum is a combination of online and onsite instruction:

  • Online coursework teaches you the fundamentals and theories of nursing practice.
  • Nursing labs offer a realistic, risk-free environment for you to develop your clinical skills and judgment.
  • Clinical rotations provide you real-world nursing experience in top healthcare facilities.
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