Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing

With three start dates per year, the Averett University Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is designed to provide non-nurses an all-access path to a quality nursing education that can be completed in as few as 16 months.

Averett nursing student taking notes in class

The Averett ABSN program is designed to prepare you to provide compassionate, evidence-based care and serve as a leader of positive change with a passion for excellence, social responsibility and lifelong learning by building on your existing education.

While people with non-nursing bachelor’s degrees are eligible for the program, applicants with at least 60 non-nursing credits may also qualified. In fact, it’s the only ABSN program in Virginia that doesn’t exclusively require a bachelor’s degree for admission.

Prior health care experience isn’t required for entry into our program, either, but you will have to complete our prerequisites to qualify for admission.

How Our ABSN Program Works

Through our learning model, you can expect to learn key nursing theory concepts via online coursework and on-site labs at our Norfolk ABSN program site, and then apply that knowledge during clinical rotations at top health care facilities around Hampton Roads starting your first semester.

The Averett ABSN program comprises a rigorous, accredited curriculum split over four, full-time semesters:

  • Online courses lay the groundwork for your nursing theory knowledge via an interactive e-Learning platform.
  • Skills and simulation labs allow you to apply your online coursework and hone your clinical judgement in a risk-free environment using state-of-the-art equipment.
  • Clinical rotations grant you access to valuable real-world patient care scenarios at some of the top health care facilities in Norfolk and Hampton Roads. 

Our accelerated nursing program comprises the same nursing education you’d receive in a traditional classroom-based program; the only difference is the amount of time it takes to complete.

Averett nursing students in a skills lab learning to take each other's pulse on the wrist

Averett’s ABSN program is intense and requires an immense amount of dedication and drive, but know you’ll have access to experienced faculty dedicated to helping you succeed every step of the way.

While a rigorous pursuit, earning a degree from our ABSN program is worth it. Graduation from our program qualifies you to sit for the NCLEX-RN® licensure exam and pursue a rewarding nursing career.

Contact us to learn more about the Averett University ABSN program for non-nurses.

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