Jul 13, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Nursing (Accelerated) - Post-Traditional, B.S.N.

Mission Statement

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
  1. Minimum overall GPA of 3.0 in the last 59 hours and a Science GPA of 3.0 *,
  2. Completion of a TEAS exam (ATI) and a score of 60. The TEAS may be taken a maximum of two (2) times to achieve this score.

In order to be admitted, applicants must have previously attended an accredited college or university and obtained a minimum of 59 credit hours required for the required courses.

Specified Graduation Requirements: 2.8 GPA in Major Requirements and a C or higher in Cognate and Major Courses.