Accelerated Nursing Program Overview
With three program starts per year – January, May and August – our Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program (ABSN) takes the wait out of getting started in nursing school. Through its rigorous, effective curriculum of online coursework blended with on-site learning through skills and simulation labs as well as clinical rotations with a leading regional care provider, the program affords the academic foundation and clinical skills required to sit for the NCLEX-RN exam.
You can expect to complete the same amount of clinical time as a traditional BSN program, only you will begin the clinical phase much sooner by taking our accelerated nursing path.
How Our ABSN Program Works
Developed as a second-degree option for non-nurses, our ABSN program leverages your previous academic experience so you can earn a quality BSN in as few as 16 months. Before getting started in the program, however, you must first meet a series of science and humanities prerequisite course requirements.
Spanning four, 16-week semesters, our full-time accelerated nursing program comprises:
- Nursing theory coursework delivered through a dynamic online learning platform.
- Hands-on skills labs with nursing faculty at our ABSN program site.
- Real-world clinical practice within the Ascension Saint Thomas network.
Due to the fast pace and intensity of the program, it’s best to look at your nursing education as a full-time job. You will need to put a lot of time and energy into your courses, but just remember our faculty and staff are here to help you keep pace every step of the way.
Contact us to learn more about our accelerated nursing program in Nashville.