ABSN Curriculum

Spanning four semesters, our accelerated, 16-month ABSN program in St. Paul, Minnesota and Portland, Oregon includes comprehensive online coursework, hands-on preparation and real-world application, so you can expect to graduate with a strong academic foundation along with the clinical preparedness needed to take the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX-RN®).

The courses and topics comprising the accelerated nursing curriculum provide exposure to concepts such as cultural diversity, spiritual care and ethics, nursing informatics, and evidence-based practice so you can perform effectively in today’s dynamic health care environments.

Clinical experiences start in the first semester and may cover the following areas:

  • Adult Health
  • Obstetrics
  • Pediatrics
  • Acute Care
  • Community/Public Health
  • Health Promotion/Education
  • Management/Leadership

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

Fall 2020 Cohort ABSN Curriculum by Semester

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

Semester 1

PrefixCourseCourse TitleCredits
NUP350Fundamentals of Nursing and Caring for Persons with Chronic Illness8
NUP351Nursing Integration of Pathophysiology and Pharmacology I4
NUP352Introduction to Nursing Informatics and Information Literacy2

Semester 2

PrefixCourseCourse TitleCredits
NUP353Nursing Role in the Acute Care Setting8
NUP354Nursing Integration of Pathophysiology and Pharmacology II4
NUP355Nursing Care of Clients with Mental and Behavioral Health Issues3

Semester 3

PrefixCourseCourse TitleCredits
NUP410Nursing Care of Children and the Childbearing Family7
NUP403Nursing Research and Evidence Based Practice2
NUP411Nursing in the Community7

Semester 4

PrefixCourseCourse TitleCredits
NUP412Nursing Leadership and Health Care Policy3
NUP413Complex Clinical Nursing Care Capstone8
NUP414Spiritual Caring and Ethics in Nursing Practice3

Total Credit Hours: 59

Spring 2021 Cohort ABSN Curriculum

Semester 1

PrefixCourseCourse TitleCredits
NUR 376Applied Pathophysiology3
NUR 378Pharmacology in Nursing3
NUR 380Fundamentals of Professional Nursing7
NUR 382Health Promotion and Assessment3

Semester 2

PrefixCourseCourse TitleCredits
NUR 384Behavioral Health Nursing4
NUR 386Aging, Chronicity, and  Palliative Care3
NUR 388Nursing Introduction to Evidence Based Practice3
NUR 390Nursing Care of  the Adult I7

Semester 3

PrefixCourseCourse TitleCredits
NUR 416Nursing Informatics2
NUR 417Nursing Care of the Adult II6
NUR 418Nursing Care of Childbearing and Childrearing Family6
NUR 419Care of the Complex Patient2

Semester 4

PrefixCourseCourse TitleCredits
NUR 420Leadership and Management in Nursing3
NUR 422Population Health4
NUR 424Transition into Professional Nursing5

Total Credit Hours: 61

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

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