ABSN Admissions Overview

If you want to start working toward a rewarding career in nursing as soon as possible, the University of the Incarnate Word Accelerated BSN track in San Antonio could be your quickest path. To begin this 16-month accelerated nursing track, you must first meet the ABSN admissions requirements.

UIW offers three start dates each year in January, May and August. The ABSN academic calendar details important dates for upcoming cohorts.

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Admissions Support 

Our ABSN admissions counselors are here to take the stress out of applying to nursing school. When you contact us, you’ll be paired with a dedicated counselor who will support you throughout the admissions process. Your admissions counselor will keep you informed of important next steps and check in regularly to ensure you have what you need to be successful.

To guide you through the application process, your admissions counselor will:

  • Discuss ABSN requirements and evaluate your eligibility.
  • Help you create a plan for completing prerequisites.
  • Clarify your questions about tuition and financial aid.

As an ABSN program with rolling admissions, our ABSN track offers three start dates per year, providing you with the time needed to prepare for admissions. By working with your admissions counselor, you will select a target start date and develop a plan to meet requirements and apply in time.

Throughout the ABSN admissions process, you’ll be in close contact with a UIW admissions counselor as you navigate the path toward nursing school.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the ABSN track admissions requirements?

You must have at least a non-nursing bachelor’s degree or at least 60 non-nursing college credits with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 to meet the admissions requirements for our accelerated track.

Moreover, if you haven’t already taken the prerequisite courses, you will need to take them to be eligible for admittance. Nursing students are also required to submit to a criminal background check and obtain CPR and First Aid certifications.

Do I need to complete the prerequisites before I apply to the ABSN track?

You can apply to the ABSN track while you are finishing the last semester of your prerequisites. UIW can grant conditional acceptance, pending the submission of your official transcript upon completion of your prerequisites. To be admitted into our accelerated nursing track, each of the prerequisite courses must be completed with a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Is support available for the application process?

Our admissions counselors are available to support you through every step of the admissions process. You can reach out to an admissions counselor and kickstart the application process by filling out the contact form. Once submitted, an admissions counselor will be in touch to answer your questions and assist with the application process.

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For More Information

Contact us today to find out if our ABSN track in San Antonio, Texas, is the right fit for you.