Accelerated Nursing Program Curriculum

Our accelerated nursing program curriculum follows a rigorous, effective sequence of online and on-site coursework. While an intense learning format, you can expect to receive highly personalized attention from your faculty, clinical instructors, and the support of a close-knit cohort.

  • Online coursework teaches key nursing theory concepts.
  • Skills labs provide hands-on learning experiences with faculty.
  • Clinical rotations offer diverse patient care experiences through our clinical partnerships with St. Vincent and Saint Thomas Health.

This blended learning format provides the knowledge and skills that are necessary to sit for the NCLEX-RN, a licensure exam that every nursing school graduate must pass to be able to practice the profession.


I chose the ABSN program at Marian University because I wanted to continue my education in a small, close-knit environment that could help me be a better nurse.

—Tanner May, ABSN Class of December 2016

Curriculum by Semester

Our ABSN curriculum is spread across four, 16-week semesters. The program includes labs and clinical rotations, with the first clinical on nursing fundamentals starting halfway through the first semester.

Semester I


NSG 129 Nursing Concepts & Connections 1
NSG 201 Health Assessment & Communication 4
NSG 241 Fundamentals 4
NSG 221 Community Health Concepts 2
NSG 251 Pharmacology and Dosage w/Lab I 4
NSG 211 Pathophysiology 3
Total 18


Semester II


NSG 233 Nutrition 1
THL 105 Introduction to Theology** 3
NSG 335 Mental Health Nursing 4
NSG 331 Care of the Adult Client in Community/Acute Care Settings I 5
PSY 205 Statistical Methods** 3


Semester III


THL 200 level or above** 3
NSG 343 Nursing Research and Informatics 3
NSG 307 Care of the Childbearing Client in Community/Acute Care Settings 3
NSG 317 Care of the Pediatric Client in Community/Acute Care Settings 3
NSG 431 Care of the Adult Client in Community/Acute Care Settings II 5


Semester IV


NSG 493 Transition to Practice 2
NSG 441 Leadership/Community in the Nursing Profession 4
NSG 451 Clinical Immersion Experience 5
NSG Nursing Electives 2

**Must pass with a C or better.
Must pass all nursing courses with a C+ or better.

Please note that curriculum and admission requirements are subject to change. (Marian University 2019-2020 Course Catalog, page 74.)

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