Accelerated Nursing Program in Nashville

Are you considering earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree and pursuing a nursing career? Marian University’s accelerated nursing program in Nashville provides the foundation to enter a career field with plenty of demand, in a thriving healthcare city. The Nashville metro area contains over 2 million individuals, with more than 15 hospitals and dozens of other clinical environments with available nursing opportunities.

Nashville contains multiple healthcare systems which successfully operate in the area, including the Marian ABSN clinical partners at Ascension Saint Thomas. When looking for nursing career opportunities in Nashville, you won’t be short of choices.

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Why Relocate to Nashville?

Marian’s accelerated nursing program in Nashville is built on a rigorous 16-month curriculum (not including prerequisites) consisting of online-based coursework, in-person skills and simulation labs, and clinical rotations through our partners at Ascension Saint Thomas. While you won’t attend Marian University Nursing’s ABSN site location every day, you will need to relocate to Nashville to attend labs and clinicals and take exams.

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Nashville is one of the largest cities in the U.S. by area and is a major metropolis with a huge array of hospitals and clinical environments to explore. There are an estimated 21,400 nurses working within the city according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, just over a third of the state total of 60,840, and more are always in demand. Nashville-based nurses also earn a competitive average wage of $77,240 per year, in line with the national average.

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Whether you find work at a healthcare system or even via the connections you make during clinical rotations with Ascension Saint Thomas, you’ll be working in a desirable city. Nashville is known around the world for its one-of-a-kind arts and culture scene, all accessible with a lower than the national average cost of living, according to Payscale. Add to that Nashville’s national sports teams, restaurants and any number of other attractions, and you’ll be right at home in Music City.

Accelerated Nursing Program in Nashville

Discover how our accelerated nursing program in Nashville combines online and on-site experiential learning for a quality second-degree experience.

Our State-of-the-Art Learning Center

Designed specifically for non-nurses, our full-time accelerated second-degree BSN program can fast-track your transition into the field and leverage your existing degree in another field of study. The learning center for our accelerated nursing program in Nashville is located within Ascension Saint Thomas West and is equipped with hospital-grade equipment to help provide students with everything they will need for their nursing education. Some of the features of our location for Marian University Nashville students include:

  • Onsite learning and testing rooms.
  • Simulation labs complete with clinical equipment.
  • Study areas to connect and learn with your cohort.

With high-standard facilities to promote your nursing education, you can graduate ready to take on the realities of nursing with excellence. Find out more about what you can expect from Marian’s accelerated nursing program in Nashville.

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Frequently Asked Questions

When can I enroll in Marian University’s ABSN program in Nashville?

You can enroll as a Marian ABSN student in any of our three start dates a year, in January, May, and August.

How will I access opportunities in Nashville?

Nashville has a wide range of hospital and clinical environments, but many students also treat their clinical rotations as a networking opportunity to help them find opportunities for employment. Ascension Saint Thomas operates throughout the entire metro area, and Ascension Saint Thomas Medical Partners, a physician-led medical group in Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky, also operates dozens of locations. Marian University Nashville students will have access to plenty of opportunities when beginning their nursing journey.

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Our second-degree accelerated nursing program in Nashville makes it possible to study nursing without starting over. See if a nursing education in Nashville is right for you.