Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing

A fast-track to compassionate healthcare leadership.

The Hunt School of Nursing will equip you with the skills and knowledge to practice as a Registered Nurse (RN). Your coursework will focus on clinical competence, therapeutic relationships, and social awareness, while also helping you care for others through the lens of Christian values. You’ll obtain clinical hours in local healthcare agencies, gaining real-world experience while earning your degree.


What You’ll Learn

As a student in the BSN Program, you’ll have opportunities to:

  1. Use clinical judgment to provide care to clients, families, and diverse populations.
  2. Demonstrate effective communication and collaboration with healthcare professionals, clients, and families to deliver high-quality and safe care.
  3. Integrate current evidence and patient/family preferences in planning, implementing, and evaluating outcomes.
  4. Apply concepts of leadership to promote quality improvement and patient safety.
  5. Utilize information management and patient care technology in the delivery of quality patient care.
  6. Plan self-development to uphold ethical and legal standards to maintain a professional nursing practice.
  7. Provide population-focused care incorporating concepts of health promotion and illness prevention.
  8. Distinguish financial and regulatory healthcare policies that directly and indirectly influence the nature and functioning of the healthcare system.

Available Programs

Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Degree Completion Program

The Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) is a 16-month, on-campus program. This program starts annually in January. The ABSN program option combines your previous bachelor’s degree with 60 credit hours of nursing courses, to equal 120 credit hours of study. Students who successfully complete the BSN program and pass the NCLEX-RN, may be seamlessly admitted into the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) or the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program. On campus housing is available on a first-come, first-serve basis with other students enrolled in professional programs and graduate students.

This program option has additional eligibility criteria. For a more in-depth look at the curriculum and program requirements, visit our Academic Catalog.

For students without a bachelors degree, check out our traditional Bachelors of Science in Nursing program option.


What You’ll Do

After passing your NCLEX-RN, you’ll begin working as a Registered Nurse. You can find employment at hospitals, medical centers, schools, nursing homes, rehab centers, and more. With additional education, you can pursue careers in research or administration or choose to specialize in various nursing fields.


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Curtis FlickingerCurtis Flickinger, ’20, left a business career and entered the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) program to become a nurse. “I wanted to make a difference in people’s lives through the healthcare setting. The nursing faculty have been a tremendous support system throughout this rigorous journey. The simulations in lab and relative real-life experience of the professors help nursing students realize and envision what it’s like to be a nurse.”

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