School of Nursing
Waters College of Health Professions

Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN)

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Located on the Armstrong Campus only

The School of Nursing offers a three-semester accelerated program leading to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree for students who currently hold a bachelor’s degree in another field. Georgia Southern’s nursing program admits students to the accelerated program fall semester with program completion scheduled for summer semester.

The Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) degree curriculum builds upon a foundation of the arts, sciences, and humanities essential to professional nursing. This program is available for students who currently hold a bachelor’s degree in another field. The accelerated BSN curriculum is designed to provide the knowledge base necessary for entry into professional nursing practice.  The ABSN graduate will be prepared for state board exams and licensure.

The nursing program of study is designed to prepare graduates with entry-level nursing practice knowledge and skills upon which professional careers and additional study can be built. The baccalaureate nursing program emphasizes professional nursing practice and leadership skills.


The (baccalaureate degree program in nursing/master’s degree program in nursing/Doctor of Nursing Practice program and/or post-graduate APRN certificate program) at Georgia Southern University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org). All prelicensure programs are fully approved by the Georgia Board of Nursing. Georgia Southern University is accredited with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Last updated: 10/23/2019

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