Accelerated BSN Admission Overview

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

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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. As a result, you’ll receive an admission decision within weeks instead of months.

Demand for the ABSN program track is typically high, as are our admission standards, so it’s important that you meet all the eligibility requirements, including a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.

Enrollment Schedule

TermDeposit DeadlineStart Date
FallWithin 30 days of being admittedAugust 2021
SpringWithin 30 days of being admittedJanuary 2022
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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 track and are readily available to help you.

Our enrollment advisors are here to work with you. During an initial conversation they can help you determine a path forward by discussing your academic and professional goals, as well as reviewing your academic history. From there, you can determine if the program track is the right fit for your ambitions. After all, accelerated nursing study requires a significant amount of time and energy. You could compare the program track 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 start date, this individual will offer guidance every step of the way and help ensure you meet each milestone.


1. Can I apply to the program track while completing the ABSN prerequisites?

You can apply to the ABSN program track with some prerequisites in progress; however, you must satisfy the prerequisite requirements before you can start nursing school.

2. What is the ABSN program track tuition?

Whether you choose the online or on-campus option, our ABSN program track tuition is $60,920 starting Fall 2022.

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