Northeastern’s Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) program is designed for those who already hold a bachelor’s degree in another field and wish to acquire a bachelor’s degree in Nursing with licensure as a Registered Nurse.
The Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) blended 16-month, full-time program, the ASBN combines online didactic coursework with hands-on learning experiences. Students work closely with nursing faculty to master the core skills necessary to excel in the nursing profession as a registered nurse. The program also prepares students to successfully take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).
Our innovative Nursing program combines foundational practices, clinical experiences, and real-world simulations to prepare students for a successful patient care career. Our educators and mentors come from some of the country’s finest teaching hospitals such as Boston Children’s, Mass General, Tufts Medical, and Brigham and Women’s.
Degree: BS in Nursing
Start Dates: January, May, and September
Summer: March 15
Fall: July 19
Spring 2025: Nov 15
GRE: Not required
Note: Not F1-eligible
The ABSN curriculum includes 67 credits of undergraduate coursework taken across 4 semesters. The majority of these credits are completed online through an e-learning platform that allows students to listen to lectures, submit assignments, complete interactive learning modules, and engage in discussion with faculty and classmates. Hands-on experience is achieved with a variety of clinical rotations and experiences in a skills and simulation laboratory.
The prelicensure programs at Northeastern University School of Nursing Boston campus are approved by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing.
The Bouvé College of Health Sciences School of Nursing has an extensive network of clinical affiliations at health centers, major teaching and community hospitals and clinics that allow students to engage in clinical experiences covering a wide range of nursing specialties that include:
Applicants must have completed all prerequisite courses with a minimum grade of C or higher to begin the program. Science prerequisites (microbiology, chemistry, and anatomy and physiology ) must have been completed within the last 10 years. Non-science courses include statistics, developmental psychology, nutrition and a social science course.
All applicants are required to submit a personal statement in response to the questions outlined in the Personal Statement link, and upload a brief video (no more than 2 minutes in length) addressing specific questions as outlined in the video directions link.
The goal statement and video provide the School of Nursing a glimpse of the applicant’s personality and passion for nursing beyond what the written application can demonstrate.
Video must be no more than 2 minutes in length. Applicant’s face must be visible throughout the video. Lighting and appropriate dress for a professional appearance is recommended.
Applicants should create the video and place a hyperlink to the video in their goal statement (see directions below).
Applicants are responsible for obtaining their own accounts on these services, as well as adjusting the privacy settings to “unlisted” (if they choose).