ABSN Curriculum

Over four semesters, our ABSN curriculum requires you to complete 63 credit hours grounded in online coursework, hands-on learning, and clinical rotations.

  • Online nursing theory coursework teaches concepts such as cultural diversity, nursing informatics, and evidence-based practice.
  • Nursing simulation labs provide hands-on learning under the guidance of faculty in a controlled, risk-free environment.
  • Clinical rotations at local healthcare facilities provide diverse patient care experiences working alongside top healthcare professionals.

xavier-accelerated-nursing-studentOur ABSN curriculum follows a logical, highly effective sequence of coursework, labs and clinical practice over four semesters.

Curriculum by Semester

ABSN Course Sequence

Each term is eight weeks long, with the entire course of study taught over four semesters.

Semester I 15 Credit Hours
Survey of Professional Nursing 2 credits
Foundations in Nursing Practice I 3 credits
Foundations in Nursing Practice I Practicum 2 credits
Health, Culture and Diversity  3 credits
Foundations in Nursing Practice II 3 credits
Foundations in Nursing Practice II Practicum 2 credits
Semester II 16 Credit Hours
Pathophysiology I 2 credits
Pharmacology I 1 credit
Nursing Concepts in Mental Health I 2 credits
Nursing Concepts in Mental Health I Practicum 2 credits
Pathophysiology II 2 credits
Pharmacology II 1 credit
Nursing Care of the Adult I 2 credits
Nursing Care of the Adult I Practicum 1 credit
Nursing Concepts in Mental Health II 2 credits
Nursing Concepts in Mental Health II Practicum 1 credit
Semester III 16 Credit Hours
Nursing Care of the Adult II 2 credits
Nursing Care of the Adult II Practicum 1 credit
Obstetric/Women’s Health Nursing 2 credits
Obstetric/Women’s Health Nursing Practicum 1 credit
Research 3 credits
Nursing Care of the Adult III 2 credits
Nursing Care of the Adult III Practicum 1 credit
Pediatric Nursing 2 credits
Pediatric Nursing Practicum 2 credits
Semester IV 16 Credit Hours
Nursing Care of the Complex Client I 2 credits
Nursing Care of the Complex Client Practicum I 2 credits
Nursing Concepts in Community Health I 2 credits
Nursing Concepts in Community Health Practicum I 1 credit
Nursing Care of the Complex Client II 2 credits
Nursing Care of the Complex Client Practicum II 2 credits
Nursing Concepts in Community Health II 2 credits
Nursing Concepts in Community Health Practicum II 1 credit
Transition to Professional Nursing 2 credits
Total Program Credits – 63

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