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.


Professional License Disclosure

The School of Nursing anticipates that graduates of this program will seek the following professional state licenses:  Professional Registered Nurse (RN)

For required disclosures on whether this program satisfies the license requirements of all states and territories for Registered Nurse license, click https://www.ncsbn.org/about-boards-of-nursing.htm to check the requirements of your state or territory.

The School of Nursing has determined that the required classes and educational activities of this academic program will qualify a graduate of this program to take the exam for a Registered Nurse license in the 50 U.S. states, District of Columbia, and four U.S. territories: American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands and the Virgin Islands.

The School of Nursing has not determined whether the required classes and educational activities of this academic program will qualify a graduate of this program to take the exam for a Registered Nurse license (or certificate) for any state not set forth above.


Accreditation

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: 1/27/2020

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