Accelerated BSN Program (ABSN)

Degree Information

  • Application Deadline:
    October 15
  • Program Start:
    January - Lawton
    June - OKC & Tulsa
  • Locations Available:
    Lawton, OKC, Tulsa
  • Length of Program:
    14 months
  • Credit Hours:
    60 semester hours
  • Prerequisites Required:
    67 credit hours
  • Degree Awarded:
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
  • Part-Time Study Available?

About the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) Degree

The Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) program is tailored for individuals who want to pursue a career in nursing and already have a bachelor’s or higher degree in a non-nursing major. The nursing curriculum is 60 credit hours of courses incorporating theoretical and clinical content and designed to be completed in 14 months of concentrated study. Graduates from this program receive a BSN degree and are eligible to sit for the state examination for licensure as a registered nurse. For additional information about this program, please contact

The Baccalaureate degree in nursing, Master's degree in nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice program and post-graduate APRN certificate programs at The Fran and Earl Ziegler College of Nursing at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (


Terminal Program Objectives

Upon successful completion of the University of Oklahoma College of Nursing Baccalaureate Degree Program the graduate will be prepared to:

  1. Provide entry-level safe, competent, ethical care to culturally diverse individuals, families and populations across health care settings and across the lifespan.
  2. Function effectively as a member of the Nursing Profession and as a member of an interdisciplinary healthcare team.
  3. Practice professional nursing based on current evidence.
  4. Assume accountability for evaluation and improvement of nursing practice.
  5. Integrate the safe and confidential use of information technology and health care technology into one’s practice as a professional nurse.
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