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Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing

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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 Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) offers students with at least an associate degree or equivalent or a bachelor’s degree in another field of study the education, training, and personal support necessary to pursue initial licensure as a registered nurse (RN).

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

Why earn an ABSN 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 ABSN graduates

The ABSN 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 ABSN 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.

Semester 1 – 16 credits

NG 318 Introduction to Professional Nursing (online) (3)
NG 345 Foundations of Nursing Practice (5)
NG 345/L Foundations of Nursing Practice Lab (0)
NG 365 Pathopharmacology I for Nursing (4)
NG 304 Health Assessment (4)
NG 304/L Health Assessment Lab (0)

Semester 2 – 15 credits

NG 306 Adult Health Nursing (7)
NG 306/C Adult Health Nursing Clinical (0)
NG 308 Behavioral Health Nursing w/Clinical (5)
NG 308/C Behavioral Health Nursing Clinical (0)
NG 375 Pathopharmacology II for Nursing (3)

Semester 3 – 16 credits

NG 309 Evidence-Based Practice (online) (3)
NG 404 Maternity & Women’s Health Nursing (5)
NG 404/C Maternity & Women’s Health Nursing with Clinical (0)
NG 406 Child and Adolescent Health Nursing (5)
NG 406/C Child and Adolescent Health Nursing Clinical (0)
NG 405 Leadership & Policy in Professional Nursing Practice (online) (3)

Semester 4 – 13 credits

NG 432 High Acuity Nursing (4)
NG 432/L High Acuity Nursing Lab (0)
NG 407 Community Based Nursing (4)
NG 407/C Community Based Nursing Clinical (0)
NG 445 Transition to Professional Nursing Practice (5)
NG 445/C Transition to Professional Nursing Practice Clinical (0)

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