Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program Track
If you already have a non-nursing bachelor’s degree, our accelerated nursing program track in Chicago can speed up your path to a BSN. It’s the perfect way for students from a non-nursing background to accelerate their entry into a nursing career in 16 months.
Loyola’s accelerated BSN program track has a competitive applicant pool and high academic standards, so it’s important that you meet or exceed all admission requirements to apply, including a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.
How an Accelerated BSN Program Track Works
- Accelerated nursing courses establish the foundation of your education.
- Skills and nursing simulation labs put your course knowledge into practice.
- Clinical rotations provide diverse, real-world patient care experiences.
Be Prepared for the NCLEX-RN®
Our comprehensive ABSN curriculum prepares you to sit for the NCLEX-RN® licensure exam. Our 2021 BSN program graduates achieved a first-time NCLEX pass rate of 88.6%. Once you pass the NCLEX, you’ll be eligible for licensure as a registered nurse.
Hybrid Learning Option
By choosing our accelerated BSN program track in Downers Grove, you will complete your nursing curriculum online and in-person. You’ll complete much of your nursing coursework online while meeting deadlines, and you will complete nursing skills and simulation labs in person. Additionally, clinical rotations scheduled with our health-care facilities in the Chicagoland area provide diverse, real-world patient care experiences.
If online learning isn’t for you, as part of our accelerated BSN program track in Maywood, Illinois, you’ll complete all aspects of your nursing education face-to-face with faculty. You’ll attend classes, labs, and simulations at our Health Sciences Campus and visit area health-care facilities for clinical rotations.
Accelerated BSN Program Track FAQs
1. When do ABSN classes start?
ABSN program track start dates are in January and August.
2. What are the ABSN admission requirements?
3. Can I work while in the Accelerated BSN program track?
While some students work during the program track, many only focus on their professional nursing studies. An accelerated nursing education requires significant time and energy and could be considered a full-time job.