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Blended Learning

Our Accelerated BSN program combines online and on-site experiential learning within a faith-based environment.

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ABSN Overview

Our comprehensive guide offers an in-depth look at everything you can expect as a student enrolled in our ABSN program.

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Nursing Prereqs

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

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The Marian University ABSN Program in Tennessee

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. That means once you complete the prerequisite course requirements for our accelerated nursing program, you can hit the ground running on your professional nursing studies.

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

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

Saint Thomas Health: Our Clinical Partner in Nashville

Our accelerated nursing program for non-nurses has a clinical partnership with Tennessee’s leading faith-based healthcare system — Saint Thomas Health — where ABSN students complete their clinical rotations starting the first semester.

As an accelerated nursing student, you’ll learn how to care for the whole patient in practice areas such as:

  • Obstetrics and pediatrics
  • Acute and long-term care
  • Mental and behavioral health
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