Accelerated Bachelor’s Degree
An Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) is the fast track to a nursing career if you have a degree in another field.
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Course Length
11–18 months
Average Annual Salary
$57k–$130k
Benefits
Varied experience
Exposure to different fields and environments can help you find out what you love to do.
Earning potential
Advanced qualifications and more expertise bring a bigger salary.
Leadership
University lecturer, head of a laboratory and other managerial positions. They’re all within reach.
Chance to grow
Your knowledge and experience will set you up to take on more advanced roles.
What you’ll learn
Your studies will include the following classes, exams and practical training.

Core Classes

You’ll study anatomy, physiology, microbiology, chemistry, nutrition, psychology, and more, at a faster pace than a BSN.

Hands-on experience

As part of your curriculum, you’ll work in a lab and practice in a clinic or other healthcare facility.

Take the NCLEX-PN
Before you can start practicing as a licensed Registered Nurse, you need to pass this standardized exam set by the Board of Nursing in every state. It’s designed to make sure you’re ready to work in a hospital.
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What you’ll do
With an ABSN you’ll have many job opportunities and the chance to grow in your career.

Managerial duties

You’ll be trained to take on leadership roles. As you become more experienced, you’ll be given more responsibilities, such as developing treatment plans, educating patients and supervising other nurses.

Patient care

You’ll work with doctors and other Registered Nurses, administering medication and injections, and taking care of patients and their families.

Where you’ll work
  • Magnet hospitals
  • Hospitals
  • Doctor’s offices
  • Outpatient care centers
  • Clinics
  • Nursing homes
Did you know
An ABSN includes critical thinking and leadership skills that can lead to more job opportunities.

How to get ahead

One of the best things about being a nurse? You’ll never stop learning. You’ll have opportunities to grow from the day you start your career.

Continue your education
Most of the places you’ll work will offer courses that keep your skills sharp and your knowledge up to date.
Get a MSN
A Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) will allow you to specialize in the area of nursing you love best and take up an advanced position.
Take the next step on your nursing journey.
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