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Accelerate Your Nursing Career.

Our ABSN program track prepares graduates to be leaders in their nursing careers.

Loyola University Chicago Accelerated BSN Program Track

Loyola University Chicago can help you earn your Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree in 16 months. As long as you meet the requirements, our Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program Track in Maywood or Downers Grove, Illinois, will allow you to begin your education as soon as possible. We are ranked 29th nationally in nursing according to U.S. News & World Report, and we provide a world-class nursing education to our students.

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A minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and an existing bachelor’s degree or higher in a non-nursing field are the key requirements to get you started on a Loyola nursing degree. Our ABSN track offers two different learning formats and many advantages for those wanting to accelerate their entry into the nursing profession.

  • Accelerated: Earn a BSN in 16 months.
  • Accessible: Start nursing school in January or August.
  • Acclaimed: Graduate from a top-ranked university.

As a Loyola nursing student, you’ll be part of a supportive learning environment rooted in Jesuit values where everyone shares a passion for nursing and seeks knowledge to help those who are marginalized. No matter your faith, you’ll find yourself at home in the accelerated nursing program track at Loyola University Chicago.

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16-Month Curriculum

Our 16-month ABSN program track provides a comprehensive nursing education over four semesters. From Foundations of Clinical Practice to Clinical Role Transition, you’ll acquire the solid educational foundation you need to become a licensed nurse.

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Accelerated Nursing Education

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Nursing Courses

Learn the fundamentals of nursing online or in person.

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Simulation Labs

Play the role of a nurse in highly realistic clinical scenarios.

Discover Labs

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Clinical Rotations

Gain real-world nursing experience in diverse areas of practice.

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