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.
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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.
Admission to the Accelerated BSN program is a competitive selection process. Applicants to the Accelerated BSN program should meet the following minimum admission criteria listed below. Meeting minimum academic requirements does not guarantee admission to the Accelerated BSN program.
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.
Applicants to the pre-licensure ABSN program must submit an application specific to the BSN program to the Office of Admission by January 15 for the August class. For general information related to making application, refer to the Admissions section of this catalog.
Admission decisions are made in a manner consistent with the University's policy on admission. Applicants will be considered on a competitive basis. Factors considered in the review of applications include: the admission criteria listed in this section of the catalog, the ability to meet the Core Performance Standards of the School of Nursing, the University's policy on admission and other individual characteristics or attributes that increase likelihood of success in the program.
The Nurse Practice Act of Louisiana requires that all students must be approved by the Louisiana State Board of Nursing (LSBN) to enroll in clinical nursing courses. The LSBN requires persons who have been arrested, charged with or convicted of any criminal offense in any state to petition the Louisiana State Board of Nursing in writing for the right to practice as a student nurse in Louisiana. The LSBN also requires persons who have any addiction or impairment which may affect their ability to practice nursing to petition for the right to practice as a student nurse prior to enrolling in a clinical nursing course. The Application for Approval to Enroll in a Clinical Nursing Course form will be provided to the student once accepted into the program. Final program acceptance is contingent upon LSBN approval.
All health and safety requirements should be completed prior to the start of any clinical course. These requirements include:
1. MMR, Tetanus-diptheria booster, and meningococcal immunizations,
2. Hepatitis B Vaccine series,
3. Evidence of immunity to caricella (chickenpox) or the vaccine,
4. TB (tuberculosis) skin test,
5. Evidence of influenza vaccine,
6. Covid vaccine or exemption,
7. Physical exam,
8. Negative drug screen, and
9. Current CPR (American Heart Association approved)
Requirements for professional licensure and certification can vary by state and can change without notice. All students should consult the state licensing body in the state in which they reside or seek to be licensed to ensure that the degree they earn will meet requirements for licensure in that state. https://franu.edu/offices-services/distance-education/licensure-disclosures
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) 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.
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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. Questions about accreditation of Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).
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
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|NURS 2330 - Pharmacology||3|
|NURS 2750 - Fundamentals in Nursing Practice||7|
(3 theory hours, 4 clinical hours)
|Semester Credit Hours||10|
|NURS 3710 - Nursing Concepts I||8|
(4 theory hours, 4 clinical hours)
|NURS 3735 - Nursing Concepts of Community Health||7|
(5 theory hours/2 clinical hours)
|Semester Credit Hours||15|
|NURS 3730 - Nursing Concepts III||8|
(4 theory hours, 4 clinical hours)
|NURS 4760 - Nursing Concepts VI||3|
(3 theory hours)
|Semester Credit Hours||11|
|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|