ABSN Curriculum

Over the course of our 16-month accelerated nursing curriculum, you will complete 62 credit hours of CCNE-accredited coursework, spanning four semesters. Each semester consists of online courses, hands-on labs and clinical rotations, culminating in a capstone course designed to help you transition from nursing student to professional nurse and give you the skills required to be a nurse manager and leader.

Once you graduate from our Accelerated BSN track, you’ll be ready to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) — the final step toward nursing licensure. In 2018, 100% of Incarnate Word BSN students who took the NCLEX passed on the first try — well above the state average.

Semester I

CourseDescriptionCredits
NURS 2350Intro to Professional Nursing Leadership 3
NURS 2313Basic Health Assessment 2
NURS 2313LBasic Health Assessment Lab 1
NURS 2315Nursing I Health Promotion & Disease Prevention 3
NURS 3325Healthcare Pathophysiology 3
NURS 3335Pharmacology & Safe Medication Administration 3
NURS 2125Integrated Clinical I 1
NURS 3123Integrated Clinical II 1
Total Credits: 17

Semester II

CourseDescriptionCredits
NURS 3315Nursing II: Aging, Chronicity & Care Coordination 3
NURS 3311Healthcare Communication 3
NURS 3545Medical Surgical Complex Care Nursing I 5
NURS 3345Medical Surgical Complex Care Nursing I Clinical 3
NURS 4431Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing 4
Total Credits: 18

Semester III

CourseDescriptionCredits
NURS 3355Evidence Based Practice & Informatics in Nursing 3
NURS 4445Medical Surgical Complex Care Nursing II 4
NURS 4441Nursing of Childbearing Families 4
NURS 4415Nursing of Children & Families 4
Total Credits: 15

Semester IV

CourseDescriptionCredits
NURS 4282Senior Seminar 2
NURS 4462Nursing III: Community Health Nursing 4
NURS 4650Professional Leadership Capstone 6
Total Credits: 12

Are you ready to start working toward your nursing degree? Give us a call today to talk to an admissions counselor about whether our accelerated nursing curriculum is for you.

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