ABSN Curriculum at Marian University

At Marian University, our ABSN curriculum involves a rigorous, effective sequence of online and on-site coursework—often referred to as blended learning. While an intense learning format, you can expect a supportive educational experience via a your faculty, clinical instructors, and close-knit cohort.

Four Semester Breakdown

Our ABSN curriculum is spread across four, 16-week semesters. The program requires you to complete skills labs at our ABSN program site and clinical rotations at Saint Thomas Health and other health care facilities, with your first clinical starting in the first semester.

Semester I


NSG 129 Concepts & Connections (1st 8 weeks) 1
NSG 201 Health Assessment & Communication (1st 8 weeks) 4
NSG 241 Fundamentals of Nursing (2nd 8 weeks) 4
NSG 221 Community Concepts 2
NSG 251 Pharmacology w/Lab 4
NSG 211 Pathophysiology 3
Total 18


Semester II


NSG 233 Nutrition (1st 8 weeks) 1
Gen Ed/Co Req PSY 230 Abnormal Psychology (1st 8 weeks)** 3
NSG 335 Mental Health Nursing (2nd 8 weeks) 3
NSG 331 Nursing Care of Adult Client I 5
Gen ED/Co Req PSY 205 Statistics (2nd 8 weeks)** 3


Semester III


Gen Ed: THL 200 level or above or THL 105** 3
NSG 343 Nursing Research 3
NSG 307 Maternity Nursing (8 weeks) 3
NSG 317 Pediatric Nursing (8 weeks) 3
NSG 431 Nursing Care of Adult Client II 5


Semester IV


NSG 493 Transition to Practice 3
NSG 441 Leadership & Management 4
NSG 451 Immersion 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 2016-17 Course Catalog, page 62)

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