Is RU’s Hybrid ABSN program accredited?
Frequently Asked Questions
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Are clinical placement services provided?
The Hybrid ABSN is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Rockhurst University and Saint Luke’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).
How long will it take for me to complete RU’s ABSN program?
Yes. Clinical placement services are built into the cost of the program. A dedicated Rockhurst placement coordinator will identify an appropriate site and preceptor within a reasonable driving distance from where you live.
Is RU’s ABSN faculty experienced?
This rigorous program is intended for full-time study. Students should not expect to work while enrolled in this program, which takes 16 months to complete.
What is the Residency program?
You will learn from active clinicians who bring real-world experience into the online classroom. As trusted Rockhurst faculty members, they are committed to your success as a new nurse.
The on-campus Residency program is a 10-day clinical instruction experience that includes discounted housing for Rockhurst students including 15 meals in the dining center, free laundry and internet access for a non-refundable $580.
Campus Immersion for ABSN Students
During the first semester, Hybrid ABSN students will attend Rockhurst’s campus in Kansas City, Missouri for 10 days of clinical instruction and direct patient care. In this immersive clinical experience, students will:
- Receive hands-on instruction from Rockhurst faculty.
- Practice their skills.
- Complete high- and low-fidelity simulation.
- Demonstrate competencies in various critical elements.
Students will also have direct patient care experience through clinical rotations, conducted in small groups, under the direct supervision of University faculty. These clinical experiences will expose students to the spheres of care in which professional nurses need expertise, such as skilled nursing, hospice, and long-term, acute care settings.
Following the campus immersion, students will return home for the remainder of the program to continue their online coursework. Additionally, they will complete the rest of their clinical hours at a predetermined site under the direct supervision of a licensed RN preceptor and the indirect supervision of a Rockhurst clinical faculty supervisor.
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