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.

Rockhurst’s Hybrid Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) is a full-time program that prepares you to become a skilled nurse in just 16 months. Offered at Rockhurst’s Saint Luke’s™ College of Nursing and Health Sciences, this intensive, full-time program prepares you to enter the nursing workforce as a BSN-prepared nurse. Coursework is 100% online in addition to the clinical hours you’ll need to graduate.

In your first semester, you’ll take part in a 10-day clinical immersion on campus. While there, you will receive hands-on instruction and will build your clinical skills in our new state-of-the-art simulation lab and in supervised rotations providing direct patient care.

With an accelerated BSN from Rockhurst University, you get a quality degree backed by more than a century of nursing education. Affiliated with Saint Luke’s Health System, and guided by Jesuit values, Rockhurst University prepares aspiring 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
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