The mission of the School of Nursing is to be Christ-centered, people-focused, student-oriented, quality-driven, and future-directed in preparing qualified persons to serve a diverse population through the holistic profession of nursing.
Components for Learning
The 15-month-long, Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) trains adults with 59 hours of previous college credit-or bachelor’s degrees in fields other than nursing-to become registered nurses (RNs). It will prepare you to work in pediatric, surgical, adult, geriatric, and other fields of nursing. It also makes you eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN), which you must pass to become an RN. As an RN, you can work in hospitals, hospices, homes, nursing homes, workplaces, schools, medical missions, the military, and other medical settings.
While nurses are in high demand, the Institute of Medicine offers the public additional guidance: increase the proportion of nurses with bachelor’s degrees from 50 percent to 80 percent by 2020. A BSN from Anderson will help you enter the workforce with an edge: it will launch your career, open doors to leadership and management positions, and qualify you for graduate-level training in nursing and healthcare.
Special Requirements for Admission
- Minimum overall GPA of 3.0 in the last 59 hours and a Science GPA of 3.0 *,
- Completion of a TEAS exam (ATI) and a score of 76. The TEAS may be taken a maximum of two (2) times to achieve this score.
*If you have been previously enrolled in nursing courses at another college or university resulting in a grade less than C, are ineligible to return, or are not in good standing, then you are ineligible to apply to the ABSN or TBSN tracks at Anderson University.
In order to be admitted, applicants must have previously attended an accredited college or university and obtained a Bachelor degree in any area or submit a minimum of 59 transferred semester hours accepted for the following courses: