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EARN YOUR ABSN
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Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Open the door to a nursing career with an Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN). The Mary Inez Grindle School of Nursing at Brenau University can help you transition careers with an ABSN. The 60 credit program based at our North Atlanta/Norcross campus is designed for students who already hold a bachelor’s degree in another discipline. The program prepares you to complete your nursing degree in an accelerated format in as little as 16 months.

Why earn an ABSN at Brenau University

Our mission is to prepare you to become a professional nurse who is exceptionally skilled and highly trained to be a leader in the nursing field and make a positive impact in the lives of your patients. 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 to become a nurse.

Career options for ABSN graduates

We know that you bring a wealth of knowledge from your previous degree to the table. Your employer knows this too. They see the skills and experience from your first degree, adding that to your accelerated BSN, and work ethic accompanying it, positions you for success. From future roles in nursing management, education and more, the ABSN is your first step to realizing your career aspirations in just over one years’ time.

You’ve already put in the work obtaining your bachelor’s degree.
Now it’s time to let that degree work for you.

With a predicted 15 percent job growth in the nursing field, this is the perfect time to invest in your future by obtaining your ABSN. Increasingly, employers prefer to hire candidates who hold a BSN degree.*

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.

Prerequisites

MS 101/111/or 210
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 Hlth 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 Hlth Nursing w/Clinical (5)
NG 406/C Child & Adol Hlth Nsg w/Clinical (5)
NG 405 Lead & Pol/Prof Nsg 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 Nsg: Capstone w/Clinical (5)
NG 407/C Community Based Nursing Prac. w/Clinical (4)


*Source: Institute of Medicine report on The Future of Nursing, employers of RNs have increasingly preferred baccalaureate-prepared RNs (BSNs)
**HS 415 is a recommended prerequisite that can be taken concurrently with the start of the ABSN program. The course will change the total program credits to 63.