ABSN students are considered to have met the general education requirements (liberal arts and sciences) with their prior degree. Accelerated BSN requires successful completion of the equivalent of 120 semester credit hours.

  1. A total of 60 semester credit hours in Liberal Arts and Sciences* as follows.

Prerequisite courses and minimum semester credit hours required:

Statistics 3
Nutrition 3
Chemistry with lab 4
Anatomy and Physiology with lab* 6
Microbiology with lab 4
Developmental Psychology 3
Electives 37
Total 60

*Anatomy & Physiology credits must be earned within five years of applying to the program.

  1. A total of 60 semester credit hours in the nursing major as follows:

The following are nursing courses taken during the one-year nursing curriculum. Each theory (T) credit hour is equivalent to one clock hour; each clinical (C) credit hour is equivalent to three clock hours; each lab (L) credit hour is equivalent to two clock hours.

Nursing Curriculum

Course # Course Title Credits
NU 3001 Medical Terminology 1T
NU 3031 Pathophysiology 3T
NU 3011 Fundamentals of Nursing 4T, 1L
NU 3081 Population Based Health Care 2T, 2C
NU 3151 Health Assessment Across the Lifespan 2T, 1L
NU 3191 Professional Development I 2T
NU 3331 Pharmacology I 2T
NU 3351 Pharmacology II 2T
NU 3471 Adult Health I 3T, 3C
NU 3491 Mental Health 2T, 1C
NU 3591 Evidence Based Practice 3T
NU 3691 Professional Development II 2T
NU 4171 Maternal–Child, Family & Women 4T, 2C
NU 4191 Professional Development III 2T
NU 4271 Adult Health II 3T, 3C
NU Nursing Elective 3T
NU 4391 Professional Development IV 2T
NU 4501 Capstone 1T, 4C
  1. A final cumulative grade point average of 2.00 and a minimum grade of C in all nursing courses.
  2. All 60 credit hours of nursing coursework must be completed at the College.

ABSN Sample Plan of Study

Term 1 A Course Sequencing
NU 3001 Medical Terminology 1T Admission to Program
NU 3031 Pathophysiology 3T NU 3001 Medical Terminology
NU 3151 Health Assessment Across the Lifespan 2T, 1L NU 3001 Medical Terminology
NU 3191 Professional Development I 2T NU 3001 Medical Terminology
Term 1 B
NU 3011 Fundamentals of Nursing 4T, 1L Term 1A
NU 3081 Population Based Health Care 2T, 2C Term 1A
NU 3331 Pharmacology I 2T Term 1A
Term 2 A
NU 3351 Pharmacology II 2T Terms 1A & 1 B
NU 3471 Adult Health I 3T, 3C Terms 1A & 1 B
NU 3691 Professional Development II 2T Terms 1A & 1 B
Term 2 B
NU 3591 Evidence Based Practice 3T Terms 1A & 1 B
NU 4171 Maternal-Child, Family & Women 4T, 2C Terms 1A & 1 B
NU 4191 Professional Development III 2T Terms 1A & 1 B & NU 3691
Term 3 A
NU 3491 Mental Health 2T, 1C Terms 1A & 1 B & 2
NU 4271 Adult Health II 3T, 3C Terms 1A & 1 B & 2
NU XXXX Nursing Elective 3T
Term 3 B
NU 4391 Professional Development IV 2T Terms 1A & 1 B & 2 & 3A
NU 4501 Capstone 1T, 4C Terms 1A & 1 B & 2 & 3A