Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program

The Accelerated BSN program (ABSN) is a full-time program for students interested in becoming a registered nurse (RN).  Students with a minimum of 64 pre-requisite courses are eligible for the program. 

Located on the campus of UnityPoint Health - St. Luke's hospital in Sioux City, Iowa, the ABSN program provides students the opportunity to explore nursing with real-life patient care experiences in a hospital-based educational setting. Clinical rotations include hospitals, clinics, schools, and community agencies. In addition, students will have access to the College's state-of-the-art Clinical Simulation Center.  

The program begins each Spring Semester (January) and is 12 months in length.  Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) to become a Registered Nurse.  



Accelerated BSN Program Curriculum
64 Pre-requisite courses

Semester I (Spring)

Credit Hours

NUR300 Nursing Fundamentals

5

NUR305 Nursing Health Assessment

2

NUR315 Medical-Surgical Alterations in Nursing

6

NUR320 Pharmacology

3

NUR330 Professional Concepts I

2

BIO321 Pathophysiology

3

Total Credits for Semester I

21

Semester II (Summer)

Credit Hours

NUR335 Medical-Nursing Alterations in Nursing 2

6

NUR345 Maternal Child Nursing

6

NUR350 Professional Concepts 2

2

NUR410 Intro to Nursing Research & Evidence Based Practice

3

Total Credit Hours for Summer

17

Semester III (Fall)

Credit Hours

NUR400 Medical-Surgical Alterations in Nursing 3

6

 NUR405 Mental Health Nursing

6

NUR415 Community Health Nursing

4

NUR430 Professional Concepts 3

2

NUR440 Nursing Practicum

3


Total Credit Hours for Semester III

18

Nursing
Pre-requisite Course Credits

Total Program Credits

56
64
120