Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN)

The Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) program is designed for those who already hold a bachelor’s degree in another field and wish to acquire a bachelor’s degree in Nursing with licensure as a Registered Nurse.

Overview

The Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) is a blended 16-month, full-time program that combines online didactic coursework and hands-on learning experiences. Students work closely with nursing faculty to master the core skills necessary to excel in the nursing profession as a registered nurse. The program also prepares students to successfully take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).

Contact Info

Northeastern University School of Nursing
5 Burlington Woods
Burlington, MA 01803
Tel: 1.888.206.6004

Curriculum

The ABSN curriculum includes 67 credits of undergraduate coursework taken across 4 semesters. The majority of these credits are completed online through an e-learning platform that allows students to listen to lectures, submit assignments, complete interactive learning modules, and engage in discussion with faculty and classmates.  Hands-on experience is achieved with a variety of clinical rotations and experiences in a skills and simulation laboratory.

Admissions Requirements

Applicants must have completed all prerequisite courses with a minimum grade of C or higher to begin the program. Science prerequisites (microbiology, chemistry, and anatomy and physiology ) must have been completed within the last 10 years. Non-science courses include statistics, developmental psychology, nutrition and a social science course.

All applicants are required to submit a personal statement and upload a brief video (no more than 2 minutes in length) addressing specific questions as outlined in the link below.

The goal statement and video provide the School of Nursing a glimpse of the applicant’s personality and passion for nursing beyond what the written application can demonstrate. 

What qualities or experience do you have that make you a good candidate for the Northeastern University ABSN program?

Admissions Checklist

Click each required application item for more information.

Degree Requirements
Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or Better
Official Test Scores
Letters of Recommendation
Personal Statement

Experiential Learning

The Bouvé College of Health Sciences School of Nursing has an extensive network of clinical affiliations at health centers, major teaching and community hospitals and clinics that allow students to engage in clinical experiences covering a wide range of nursing specialties that include adult health, obstetrics and women’s health , pediatrics, behavioral and mental health, public health, n and management and leadership.

ABSN Lab Space

For more information about the program, call 888.206.6004 or click the learn button to visit the program-specific website.