Accelerated BSN Program Overview

If you have the drive and passion to become a nurse, the Accelerated BSN program at Marian University just might be your path to this high demand profession.

Marian ABSN student in skills lab

Designed for non-nursing bachelor’s degree holders, our CCNE-accredited ABSN program makes it possible to earn a quality Bachelor of Science in Nursing from a faith-based, nonprofit university in as few as 16 months.

Whether you have a biology or psychology degree, our accelerated nursing program for non-nurses builds on your previous education so you can begin professional nursing study on the first day of class and clinical rotations starting your first semester.

In addition to being accredited and accelerated, our ABSN program is highly accessible in terms of enrollment capacity thanks to:

  • Site locations in Indianapolis, Indiana, Nashville, Tennessee, and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
  • Start dates in January, May, and August.
  • Sufficient clinical placements in diverse healthcare settings.

It’s also worth noting that acceptance into our second-degree BSN program is contingent upon your successful completion of several nursing prerequisite courses, which we offer online through Marian Adult Programs (MAP).

How the ABSN Program Works

As an accelerated nursing student at Marian University, you’ll complete a rigorous blend of online nursing theory courses, hands-on nursing skills and simulation labs, and in-person clinical rotations — all within the span of four, full-time semesters.

Due to the intensity of this accelerated learning format, it’s best to view your nursing education as a full-time job. Upon your successful completion of our ABSN program, you’ll be eligible to sit for the NCLEX-RN® licensure exam and pursue a rewarding nursing career with confidence.

“The opportunities I’ve had through the Marian University ABSN program have prepared me to take this degree and continue into a successful nursing career.”

—Dan Francis, ABSN Class of December 2017

Ready to set your nursing education in motion? Contact us to learn more about our Accelerated BSN program in Indianapolis, IN, Nashville, TN, or Oklahoma City, OK.

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