Accelerated BSN Program (ABSN)
What is an Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program?
Accelerated BSN programs (ABSN) are second-degree BSN programs. In addition to giving students credit for completed liberal arts requirements, an accelerated BSN program allows students to complete course requirements quicker than a traditional BSN program. Accelerated BSN programs take 12-20 months to complete. This is the quickest path to licensure as a registered nurse (RN) for adults who have already completed a non-nursing bachelor’s or graduate degree. Many career switchers choose this type of program so they may start their new careers sooner.
Structure of Accelerated BSN Program
On-site ABSN programs are structured just like Traditional BSN programs–they just move much faster. Many schools offer blended learning programs in addition to traditional an on-site Accelerated BSN program. With this type of degree, students complete a combination of online-based coursework and in-person labs and clinicals. This offers students flexibility without removing the critical hands-on experience of learning in a lab and hospital setting. Featured accelerated BSN programs are listed at the bottom of this page. If you don’t see a program near you, feel free to search for a program near you in our directory.
Accelerated BSN Program Features
- Second Degree BSN Program
- Completion within 12-20 months
- Quickest path to licensure
- Blended learning offered
Featured ABSN Programs
- Concordia University – Portland | Portland, Oregon
- Concordia University Texas | Austin, Texas
- Loyola University Chicago | Chicago, Illinois
- Marian University | Indianapolis, Indiana
- Marian University for Saint Thomas Health | Nashville, Tennessee
- Northeastern University | Boston, Massachusetts
- Northeastern University | Charlotte, North Carolina
- Roseman University | Las Vegas, Nevada
- Roseman University | Salt Lake City, Utah
- Utica College | St. Petersburg, Florida
- Utica College | Syracuse, New York
- Xavier University | Cincinnati, Ohio