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Accelerated BSN

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 receive a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree and are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (the NCLEX-RN ®). Registered nurse license eligibility and requirements vary by state board of nursing.  Visit the Oklahoma Board of Nursing here.

Program Outcomes

Student Learning Outcomes 

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. 

Program Outcomes 

ACCELERATED BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING (ABSN) PROGRAM RESULTS: 

94.59% of the 2019-2020 students in the ABSN program passed the NCLEX Exam while the National Pass Rate was 87.57%. 

In 2019-2020, the ABSN Program had a completion rate of 94.4%. 

95.2% of 2019-2020 ABSN graduates were employed within 12 months of graduation.   

Prerequisite Courses

•    Printable list of ABSN program prerequisite courses 

•    To confirm transferability of courses, please visit the Course Equivalency Tables.  

•    Prior learning assessments, i.e. CLEP or DSST  

•    The science GPA will be calculated from each attempt of General Chemistry, Microbiology, Human Anatomy, and Human Physiology. 

PREREQUISITE COURSES CREDITS  RECOMMENDED OU COURSE NUMBER
English Comp I  3 ENG 1113
English Comp II 3 ENG 1213
US Government 3 PSC 1113
US History 3 HIST 1483 or 1493
Statistics^ 3 PSY 2003 or 2113 or ECON 2843 or COMM 2513
Developmental Psychology   3 PSY 2603  
Nutrition   3 HES 2823  
Chemistry   4-5 CHEM 1315 or CHEM 1305  
Microbiology   4-5 MBIO 2815 or MBIO 3813 & 3812  
Human Anatomy    4-5 BIOL 2255 or BIOL 2234  
Human Physiology   4-5 BIOL 2124 or BIOL 3103 & 3101  

^Applicants are advised to complete a general-education approved statistics course. Approved courses can be found here.
Statistics courses taken at other colleges and universities should have a general education notation on the OU Transfer Equivalencies Database
 

Curriculum

Curriculum

SUMMER SEMESTER I – 11 WEEKS (12 Credit Hours) AUGUST INTERSESSION – 3 WEEKS (2 Credit Hours)

Course #

Course Title

Credits

NURS 3023

Clinical Nursing l

3

NURS 3033

Human Experience in Health & Common Illness

3

NURS 3043

Health Assessment

3

NURS 3073

Introduction to Professional Nursing

3

SUMMER INTERSESSION - 2 WEEKS (2 Credit Hours)

Course #

Course Title

Credits

NURS 3162

Human Experience of Disability

2

Fall SEMESTER - 16 WEEKS (15 Credit Hours)

Course #

Course Title

Credits

NURS 3083

Pharmacology in Nursing

3

NURS 3134

Human Experience in Acute & Chronic Illness I

4

NURS 3114

Clinical Nursing II

4

NURS 3054

Psychosocial Nursing

4

DECEMBER INTERSESSION – 2 WEEKS (3 Credit Hours)

Course #

Course Title

Credits

NURS 4163

Contemporary Professional Issues

3

SPRING SEMESTER - 16 WEEKS (16 Credit Hours)

Course #

Course Title

Credits

NURS 4144

Family-Focused Nursing

4

NURS 4034

Human Experience in Acute & Chronic Illness II

4

NURS 4143

Community Focused Nursing

3

NURS 4054

Clinical Nursing III

4

MAY INTERSESSION -3 WEEKS (3 Credit Hours)

Course #

Course Title

Credits

NURS 4063

Nursing Research

3

SUMMER SEMESTER - (10 Credit Hours)

Course #

Course Title

Credits

NURS 4124

Clinical Nursing IV

4

NURS 4123

Leadership in Nursing Practice

3

NURS 4213

Human Experience in Health & Chronic Illness III

3

 

Admission Requirements

A Bachelor's degree (or higher) from a regionally accredited institution.

Completion of 67 credit hours of prerequisite coursework

  • The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC) is on a semester credit- hour system. Students transferring coursework from an institution on trimester or quarter-hour systems should contact an advisor to determine how the coursework will transfer. All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better.

Last 60 hours grade point average (L60GPA) of a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale

  • OUHSC considers all coursework regardless of academic forgiveness granted by other institutions.
  • Each attempt of any course taken will be calculated into the L60GPA.

Science grade point average (SGPA) of a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale

  • At least one of the four laboratory science prerequisites must be completed prior to application.
  • Four laboratory sciences required are: General Chemistry, Microbiology, Human Anatomy and Human Physiology.
  • No additional sciences taken will be included in the SGPA.