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Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing

EARN A DEGREE IN NURSING
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Entry-Level Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Make the transition from your current career to a nursing career with the Mary Inez Grindle School of nursing at Brenau University. Our Entry-Level Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ELABSN) offers students with at least 60 transferable credits in another field of study the education, training, and personal support necessary to pursue initial licensure as a registered nurse (RN).

The ELABSN program is based at our North Atlanta/Norcross campus, and can be completed in as few as 16 months of accelerated study.

Why earn an ELABSN at Brenau University

Our mission is to prepare you to make a positive impact in the lives of your patients as a professional nurse.  Small class sizes, modern nursing simulation facilities, and faculty committed to guiding you toward your goals ensure that you receive the highest level of preparation.

Career options for ELABSN graduates

The ELABSN is the first step on an exciting career journey. Earning your bachelor’s degree in nursing equips you for bedside patient care in hospitals, clinics, long-term care facilities and many other settings.

It also provides the foundation of knowledge and skills you need to pursue other paths as you gain experience and complete ongoing professional development, such as:

  • Nursing leadership
  • Travel nursing
  • School nursing
  • Public health nursing

Finally, nurses with a BSN have the academic preparation necessary to pursue graduate-level education in nursing later in their careers.

Curriculum sequence

The ELABSN program is designed to move you forward in a specific sequence to ensure your success. Please speak to an admissions specialist to confirm that you have met all prerequisites.

Prerequisites

MS 101/111/or 210 College Algebra or Pre-Calculus/Trigonometry or Calculus and Analytical Geometry
PY 101 Introduction to Psychology
CY 103/103L Principles of Chemistry
HS 200 Medical Terminology
PY 202 Human Growth and Development

MS 205 Introduction to Statistics
BY 206/206L Microbiology
BY 209/BY 209L Anatomy and Physiology I
BY 210/BY 210L Anatomy and Physiology II
PY 309 Abnormal Psychology
HS 415 Pathophysiology for the Health Professions

Semester 1 – 13 credits

NG 315 Professional Nursing at Brenau (2)
NG 304/L Comprehensive Health Assessment w/Lab (3)
NG 345/L Found of Prof Nursing Prac. w/Lab (5)
NG 360 Pharmacology (3)

Semester 2 – 18 credits

NG 306/C Adult Health Nursing w/Clinical (7)
NG 308/C Behavioral Health Nursing w/Clinical (5)
NG 312 Nursing care of the Older Adult (3)
NG 325 Professional Nursing for Diverse Populations (3)

Semester 3 – 16 credits

NG 404/C Women’s Health Nursing w/Clinical (5)
NG 406/C Child & Adolescent Health Nursing w/Clinical (5)
NG 405 Lead & Pol/Prof Nursing Practice (3)
NG 309 Evidence-Based Practice [Online 7-weeks] (3)

Semester 4 – 13 credits

NG 432/L High Acuity Nursing w/Lab (4)
NG 445/C Trans Prof Nursing: Capstone w/Clinical (5)
NG 407/C Community Based Nursing Practice w/Clinical (4)


*Source: Institute of Medicine report on The Future of Nursing, employers of RNs have increasingly preferred baccalaureate-prepared RNs (BSNs)