Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) Overview

Northeastern University’s Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program gives undergrads from a non-nursing background the opportunity to fast-track into the profession. So whether you hold a bachelor’s degree in advertising, psychology, or anything in between, our ABSN program makes it possible for you to earn a quality BSN degree from a top-ranking university in as few as 16 months.

How Our ABSN Program Works

Over the span of four, full-time semesters, our ABSN program facilitates your progress from basic to advanced nursing competence via three distinct learning components.

  1. Online courses teach the fundamentals and theories of the nursing profession, from health assessment to drug therapy to ethical practice.
  2. Nursing labs teach the safe, effective application of core skills, from wound care to intravenous therapy, within a realistic, risk-free clinical setting.
  3. Clinical rotations at top healthcare facilities provide real-world nursing experience in diverse areas of practice, from adult care to community health.

Together, these three learning components prepare you to sit for the NCLEX-RN® licensure exam with confidence and enter the workforce as a practice-ready nurse who can:

  • Provide competent, compassionate care to diverse patient populations.
  • Deliver care that meets the unique faith and cultural needs of patients.
  • Collaborate with other healthcare professions to improve patient outcomes.
  • Demonstrate clinical judgment within best evidence-based practice.
  • Apply leadership skills in the provision of patient-centered care.

NCLEX-RN Preparation

Every nursing school graduate must take and pass the NCLEX-RN exam to legally practice the profession. Our ABSN program not only provides curriculum relevant to the licensure exam, it also prepares you to take the test with confidence.

“Northeastern provides an excellent education. It definitely prepared me for the NCLEX. I passed in 75 questions,” said ABSN alumnus Stephen W.

Accelerated BSN Program Advice

As an ABSN student, you can expect to put a lot of time and energy into your studies. A lot of students think of our Accelerated BSN program as a full-time job and will tell you prioritization and planning are key to being successful.

Helpful hints to help see you through the accelerated path to nursing:

  • Get to know the expectations of your instructors right away.
  • Maintain a regular study routine so you don’t fall behind.
  • Study with other students to know if you’re learning a concept properly.
  • Look to friends and family members for help and support (e.g., grocery shopping, child care).
  • Find an outlet that helps you relax and unwind from the rigors of nursing school.

Overall, the types of students who tend to be the most successful in our ABSN program are those who are self-motivated and highly organized.

Contact us or download our free guide to learn more about our ABSN program.

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