ABSN Curriculum

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 graduates in 2020 were able to achieve a first-time NCLEX pass rate of 94%.

First Semester

GNUR 207Concepts of Professional Nursing Practice2 credits
GNUR 238Foundations of Clinical Practice in Nursing3 credits
GNUR 238LFoundations of Clinical Practice in Nursing Lab1 credit
GNUR 293Pathophysiology4 credits
GNUR 297Clinical Nutrition for Nursing Practice2 credits
GNUR 360Nursing Research: Foundation for Evidence-Based Practice3 credits
 Total15 credits

Second Semester

GNUR 290Concepts in Older Adult Health2 credits
GNUR 294Foundations of Pharmacology3 credits
MSN 277Adult Health I: Medical/Surgical Nursing4 credits
MSN 277LAdult Health I: Medical/Surgical Nursing Clinical3 credits
CMAN 272Mental Health Patterns3 credits
CMAN 272LMental Health Patterns Clinical3 credits
 Total18 credits

Third Semester

MCN 273Family Health Patterns I: Care of the Perinatal Family3 credits
MCN 273LFamily Health Patterns I: Care of the Perinatal Family Clinical3 credits
MCN 374Family Health Patterns II: Care of the Child and Family3 credits
MCN 374LFamily Health Patterns II: Care of the Child and Family Clinical3 credits
CMAN 380Community Health3 credits
CMAN 380LCommunity Health Clinical3 credits
 Total18 credits

Fourth Semester

GNUR 383Leadership for Professional Nursing Practice3 credits
GNUR 384Clinical Role Transition3 credits
GNUR 402Ethics for Health Professionals2 credits
MSN 377Adult Health II: Advanced Medical/Surgical4 credits
MSN 377LAdult Health II:  Advanced Medical/Surgical Clinical3 credits
Total15 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.

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