Accelerated B.S. in Nursing (A.B.S.N.)
In January 1996, programs in Radiography, Medical Technology and Clinical Laboratory Sciences were added to Nursing Programs to form the School of Nursing and Allied Health.
The goal of the ABSN program is to welcome individuals to the professions by honoring their diverse backgrounds and providing the specific educational courses necessary to become competent, confident professional nurses.
Our ABSN students represent a variety of educational backgrounds including accounting, teaching, business, science and the arts. The nursing curriculum and clinical rotations offer a stimulating educational pathway for our second-degree students. Classes are small, encouraging participation and involvement. As an ABSN student, you may choose to complete the program in either one year, or in two years.
This intensive program enables individuals who already hold a baccalaureate degree in a field other than nursing the opportunity to enter the profession in a concentrated timeframe. Participants can choose from a one-year program or a two-year program. Courses for one-year students begin in mid-May. Nursing courses for two-year students start in the fall semester.