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Accelerated BSN in Nashville

Discover how our Accelerated BSN program combines online and on-site experiential learning for a quality second-degree experience.

Accelerated Nursing Program for Non-Nurses

If you already have a bachelor’s degree, our accelerated nursing program for non-nurses in Nashville, Tennessee, makes it possible for you to earn your BSN in as few as 16 months.

Designed specifically for non-nurses, our full-time accelerated second-degree BSN program can fast-track your transition into the field because it offers three start dates per year — in January, May, and August — and leverages your existing degree in another field of study.

This accelerated second-degree BSN program is ideal for motivated career changers because it offers:

  • A rigorous hybrid curriculum of online classes, on-site labs, and clinical rotations at Ascension Saint Thomas.
  • A supportive, faith-based learning environment with small student-to-faculty ratios.
  • An accredited second-degree nursing school education with consistently above-average first-time NCLEX pass rates.
  • A state-of-the-art ABSN learning site located inside Saint Thomas West.

Nursing Prereqs

Taking your prerequisites through Marian University ensures a seamless credit transfer into our Leighton School of Nursing.

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Take Prerequisites Online to Make the Seamless Transition into Nursing School

Our accelerated nursing program for non-nurses requires students to complete prerequisite courses, available online and in an accelerated format, prior to enrollment. Completing these prerequisites through Marian’s Adult Programs (MAP) can provide students with:

  • Accredited online classes in an accelerated format.
  • Five-week course options offered nine times a year.
  • Eight-week course option offered six times a year.
  • Seamless credit transfers with our Leighton School of Nursing.
  • Reserved seating opportunities for the ABSN program.
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Fast Track

Our accelerated BSN program in Nashville places you on a path to a nursing career in as few as 16 months.