16-month Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing

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Take the fast track to a fulfilling nursing career with the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) program at the University of Evansville. In as little as 16 months, students can earn their BSN to become a registered nurse (RN).

The healthcare industry is rapidly expanding, and nurses are retiring at an even faster rate. With the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, students are well-equipped to become a bedside nurse and meet the demands of the job market.

The ABSN program blends in-person, hybrid, and online courses over a period of four semesters, or 16 months. Unlike the traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree, which offers direct entry and is completed over four years, the ABSN program is designed for individuals seeking to earn a second bachelor’s degree and change careers in a shorter amount of time.

Classes will be offered in eight-week formats, and students can choose to start the program in the spring (January) or summer (May) semester. In addition to coursework and simulation labs, ABSN students will also complete clinical hours at local healthcare facilities, which include Ascension St. Vincent Evansville and Deaconess Health System. Between these two sites, students gain experience in emergency medicine, critical care, level II trauma, medical-surgical care, and maternity services.

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary schools attended
  • Must earn a minimum grade of "C" in all prerequisite courses
  •  Prerequisites:
    • Anatomy & Physiology I and II
    • General Psychology
    • Microbiology
    • Undergraduate Statistics
    • Intro to General Chemistry
    • Nutrition
    • Sociology

If you need to complete prerequisite courses, please contact the Office of Academic Services at academicservices@evansville.edu or 812-488-2600. For more information about the ABSN program, please contact the Dunigan Family School of Nursing.

Tuition and Fees

The tuition for this program is assessed as a per-credit-hour rate. Visit our Tuition and Direct Costs page for current cost information. This program is not eligible for institutional scholarships.

Cost of Attendance

For full cost of attendance information related to other educational-related expenses, please visit Cost of Attendance page.

For further assistance, please contact the Office of Student Financial Services at 812-488-2364 or 800-488-8634.