Accelerated BSN Admission Overview

If you can’t wait to become a nurse, our ABSN program can get you started on your education as soon as possible. As long as you meet the Accelerated BSN admission requirements, you can apply for a start date in January or August.

The Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing reviews applications for each term on a rolling basis, meaning we evaluate applications upon arrival, rather than waiting for the submission deadline to pass. As a result, you’ll receive an admission decision within weeks as opposed to months.

Enrollment Schedule


Application Deadline

Deposit Deadline

Start Date

Fall May 1st Within 30 days of being admitted August 27, 2018
Spring November 1st Within 30 days of being admitted January 14, 2019

Important Information About the Fall 2018 Start Date

Due to high demand and limited capacity, the face-to-face ABSN program at our Health Science campus is no longer accepting new applications for the Fall 2018 class. If you have already completed an application to this program for Fall 2018, you will receive your admission decision shortly.

We are still accepting applications to the hybrid ABSN program at our Downers Grove campus for the Fall 2018 class. The two programs feature exactly the same curriculum, the same level of support from dedicated Loyola faculty, and the same opportunities for hands-on experience through nursing labs and top clinical rotations. The only difference is that the lecture courses for the Downers Grove program are completed online with testing, skills labs,  and simulation learning activities completed at the Downers Grove campus facility.

Both programs are still accepting applications for the Spring 2019 start date.

Admission Support

We have a team of enrollment advisors who work exclusively with prospective ABSN students. These champions of higher learning know what it takes to be successful in the program and are readily available to share every last detail with you.

All it takes is one conversation to determine if our ABSN program is right for you, from both an academic and commitment standpoint. After all, accelerated nursing study requires a significant amount of time and energy to be successful. You could very much compare the program curriculum to a full-time job.

As a prospective ABSN student, you’ll work closely with an assigned enrollment advisor who will provide personalized support throughout the application process. As you work toward a program start date, this individual will offer guidance every step of the way and help ensure you meet each milestone.

Contact us to learn more about our Accelerated BSN admission process.

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