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.
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.
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)