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.

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.)

Contact us to learn more about our accelerated nursing program curriculum.

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