During Loyola Nursing’s 16-month ABSN program, you will complete 66 credit hours over four, full-time semesters. Specifically, you will complete your credit hours through a mix of online coursework with onsite tests and quizzes, skills and simulation labs, and clinical rotations at leading health care providers in the Chicago area. In this accelerated program, the structured curriculum allows for more learning, in a shorter timeframe.
Taught by highly experienced nursing faculty and clinical instructors, our ABSN curriculum provides a solid education that prepares you to become a confident, practice-ready nurse ready to take on a new career. In fact, Loyola BSN program graduates in 2021 achieved a first-time NCLEX pass rate of 88.6%.
|GNUR 207||Concepts of Professional Nursing Practice||2 credits|
|GNUR 238||Foundations of Clinical Practice in Nursing||3 credits|
|GNUR 238L||Foundations of Clinical Practice in Nursing Lab||1 credit|
|GNUR 293||Pathophysiology||4 credits|
|GNUR 297||Clinical Nutrition for Nursing Practice||2 credits|
|GNUR 360||Nursing Research: Foundation for Evidence-Based Practice||3 credits|
|GNUR 290||Concepts in Older Adult Health||2 credits|
|GNUR 294||Foundations of Pharmacology||3 credits|
|MSN 277||Adult Health I: Medical/Surgical Nursing||4 credits|
|MSN 277L||Adult Health I: Medical/Surgical Nursing Clinical||3 credits|
|CMAN 272||Mental Health Patterns||3 credits|
|CMAN 272L||Mental Health Patterns Clinical||3 credits|
|MCN 273||Family Health Patterns I: Care of the Perinatal Family||3 credits|
|MCN 273L||Family Health Patterns I: Care of the Perinatal Family Clinical||3 credits|
|MCN 374||Family Health Patterns II: Care of the Child and Family||3 credits|
|MCN 374L||Family Health Patterns II: Care of the Child and Family Clinical||3 credits|
|CMAN 380||Community Health||3 credits|
|CMAN 380L||Community Health Clinical||3 credits|
|GNUR 383||Leadership for Professional Nursing Practice||3 credits|
|GNUR 384||Clinical Role Transition||3 credits|
|GNUR 402||Ethics for Health Professionals||2 credits|
|MSN 377||Adult Health II: Advanced Medical/Surgical||4 credits|
|MSN 377L||Adult Health II: Advanced Medical/Surgical Clinical||3 credits|
ABSN Curriculum At-a-Glance
From the start of the first semester and throughout your four semesters, you will work on online-coursework, studying with or without members of your cohort. Under the supervision of clinical instructors, you also will immediately begin work on mastering nursing skills and techniques in a lab setting to prepare you for real nursing practice. Starting in the second semester of the ABSN program, you will begin clinicals, working with instructors and cohort members across different areas of nursing practice.
In your final semester, you will work with a nurse preceptor during your Clinical Role Transition capstone course to gain 120 hours of clinical experience while actively managing patients and preparing to become a licensed, practicing nurse.
Contact us to learn more about our accelerated nursing curriculum.