Accelerated BSN Program FAQs

While our admissions counselors are always ready and willing to answer your questions, here are answers to the most frequently asked questions about our ABSN program in Cincinnati and Columbus, OH.

What are the basic admissions requirements for our ABSN program?

To enroll in our ABSN program, you must have a baccalaureate or master’s degree in a non-nursing field from an accredited institution and a GPA of 2.70 or higher. You must also complete pre-requisite courses in Microbiology, Anatomy & Physiology and Statistics if you have not already completed these courses within the past five years as part of your previous program.

How can an online-based program prepare me to become a practice-ready nurse?

Our Accelerated BSN program is not 100% online. The accelerated nursing program applies a blended education model that comprises online and experiential learning. Upon your successful completion of the program, you are qualified to sit for the NCLEX-RN and provide safe, competent and ethical care in complex healthcare settings.

What is the benefit of having a nursing education grounded in Jesuit values?

Our ABSN program goes beyond teaching students how to provide safe, competent and ethical care. We also promote holistic nursing practices that nurture the mind, body and spirit of the individual as well as seek social justice and decrease disparities when caring for society as a whole.

Can I work while pursuing my nursing degree?

Our ABSN program follows a rigorous, full-time format that could easily be considered a job in itself. So, if you must work while enrolled in the program, we recommend you find a job with extreme flexibility.

How many program starts are available each year?

Our accelerated BSN program in Cincinnati and Columbus have starts available three times a year, with class starts in January, April and August. Admitted students are given their preferred start date on a first-come, first-served basis until the cohort reaches capacity.

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