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 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.

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. 

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