ABSN Curriculum

Spanning four semesters, our accelerated, 16-month ABSN program—with sites in St. Paul, Minnesota and Portland, Oregon—follows a blended learning model made up of comprehensive online coursework, hands-on preparation and real-world application.

You’ll not only gain a strong academic foundation, you’ll graduate with the clinical preparedness needed to take the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX-RN®) and become a practice-ready nurse. (Passing the NCLEX is a requirement for nursing licensure.)

Taught by highly experienced nursing faculty and clinical instructors, the courses and topics comprising our accelerated nursing curriculum provide exposure to concepts such as cultural diversity, spiritual care and ethics, nursing informatics, and evidence-based practice. The breadth and depth of our curriculum will prepare you to become a nurse leader who can perform effectively in today’s dynamic health care environments.

ABSN Curriculum

Contact our admissions team to learn more about the ABSN curriculum.

Semester 1

PrefixCourseCourse TitleCredits
NUR 376Applied Pathophysiology3
NUR 378Pharmacology in Nursing4
NUR 380Fundamentals of Professional Nursing6
NUR 382Health Promotion and Assessment3

Semester 2

PrefixCourseCourse TitleCredits
NUR 384Behavioral Health Nursing4
NUR 388Population Health5
NUR 390Nursing Care of  the Adult I6

Semester 3

PrefixCourseCourse TitleCredits
NUR 417Nursing Care of the Adult II6
NUR 418Nursing Care of Childbearing and Childrearing Family6
NUR 419Aging, Chronicity, and Palliative Care3

Semester 4

PrefixCourseCourse TitleCredits
NUR 420Nursing Informatics2
NUR 424Transition into Professional Nursing7
NUR426Nursing Introduction to Evidence-Based Practice3
NUR 428Leadership & Management in Nursing3

Total Credit Hours: 61

Contact our admissions team to learn more about our 16-month Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing curriculum.

About Our Blended Learning Model

We want you to graduate from our ABSN program with a strong understanding of nursing theory and a wealth of hands-on experience, To that end, we have designed our curriculum to include:

  • Online coursework, which you can complete at your convenience, provided you meet established deadlines.
  • Skills and simulation labs, where you’ll practice nursing skills of increasing complexity, and develop your clinical judgment and critical thinking.
  • Clinical rotations at top area healthcare facilities, where you’ll gain experience in areas such as:
    • Adult Health
    • Obstetrics
    • Pediatrics
    • Acute Care
    • Community/Public Health
    • Health Promotion/Education
    • Management/Leadership

In keeping with our emphasis on service, your clinical rotations will prepare you to care for the whole patient—in mind, body, and spirit—as well as to promote health, offer quality bedside care, and provide leadership, within health care organizations and in the broader community.

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