Hybrid Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN)

Become a Nurse in Just 16 Months

If you’re ready to begin a career as a nurse and have already earned a bachelor’s degree in any other field, Rockhurst University offers an accelerated path to a rewarding new role in health care that leverages your education and values your experience. Our Hybrid ABSN includes: 

  • A full-time program that prepares you to become a skilled nurse in just 16 months
  • Delivery by the highly respected Saint Luke's™ College of Nursing and Health Sciences
  • 100% online coursework in addition to clinical hours
  • One on-campus clinical immersion with hands-on instruction and access to the new state-of-the-art simulation lab
  • Preparation to care for the needs of the whole person and enter the workforce as a BSN-prepared nurse.

Guided by Jesuit values, Rockhurst University prepares advanced practice nurses to care for the needs of the whole person through rigorous academics, rich and varied clinical experiences, and a spirit of inquiry and reflection.


  • accelerated pathway
    Accelerated pathway
    to a rewarding new role in nursing
  • transformative learning
    Transformative learning
    for professional and personal growth
  • clinical placement
    Clinical placement
    and dedicated support services
  • Anatomy & Physiology I & II with lab (8 credits)
  • Microbiology with lab (4 credits)
  • General Chemistry or Organic Chemistry with lab (4 credits)
  • Nutrition (3 credits)
  • Statistics (3 credits)
  • Life Span/Developmental Psychology (3 credits)
Program Features
  • 60 credit hours
  • 546.5 clinical hours
  • $783.33 per credit hour
  • 4 semesters
  • 1 campus immersion
  • 3 start dates per year
Admission Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in any field
  • 2.7 cumulative GPA or higher
  • Resume
  • Completion of prerequisites:
    • Must complete 2 of 4 science prerequisites for your application to be reviewed
    • Science credits must be no older than 7 years; older credits trigger an ATI TEAS admission exam
    • Cannot repeat science courses more than once
    • Minimum of grade C in all prerequisite coursework