The Accelerated BSN (ABSN) program allows students who already have an earned bachelor’s degree in a field other than nursing to earn a BSN in 16 months, following completion of required prerequisites. The ABSN builds on the student's foundation in the arts and sciences to form self-directed nurse generalists prepared to assume leadership roles in the delivery of evidence-based nursing care. The ABSN program develops professional nurses within an educational climate of honesty, respect, inquiry, service, and collaboration.
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing – Accelerated program is for students who have already successfully completed a bachelor’s degree in a different field. The program only admits into clinicals during the fall semester each year and requires a two-step application process outlined below (see Application Process). Students must complete all pre-requisites prior to entering clinicals, including pathophysiology that must be taken at FranU. Most applicants need to enter FranU at least 1-2 semesters before they begin the nursing program in the fall to complete their pre-requisite courses.
Applicants to the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program must complete an application specific to the BSN clinical program. Applications are due on or before January 15 for fall admission.
Applicants to the ABSN program should meet the following minimum admission criteria:
Students who will enroll in this option already have earned a non-nursing bachelor’s degree and will only need to complete the courses required for completion of the BSN degree. The entire degree requires completion of 120 credit hours. Students will complete the nursing courses full time in 16 months.
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs build on a foundation of the arts and sciences to form self-directed, nurse generalists prepared to assume leadership roles in the delivery of evidence-based nursing care. The nursing programs develop professional nurses within an educational climate of honesty, respect, inquiry, service, and collaboration.
Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, the graduate will be able to:
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The clinical courses in the ABSN program begin in the fall. You should plan to submit your application by January 15th. All pre-requisite courses must be completed before you can begin the clinical courses. Pathophysiology must be completed at FranU before entering the clinical courses.
You need a baccalaureate degree in any other field from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning.
Once you start taking the nursing clinical courses, you will complete this program in 16 months. Due to the rigorous, fast-paced nature of this program, you are strongly encouraged not to have outside employment while enrolled in the ABSN program.
Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University.
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program at Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326 (404) 975-5000. The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program is Continuing Accreditation
— View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at http://www.acenursing.us/accreditedprograms/programSearch.htm
|First 8 Weeks|
|NURS 4750 - Nursing Concepts V||8|
(4 theory hours, 4 clinical hours)
|Second 8 Weeks|
|NURS 4795 - Transition to Practice for Accelerated BSN Students||6|
(4 theory hours/2 clinical hours)
|Semester Credit Hours||14|