Accelerated BSN Program FAQs

If you have more questions about the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) program at Averett University, read the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about our ABSN program below:

Who is this nursing program for?

Our ABSN program is for students who hold non-nursing bachelor’s degrees or at least 60 non-nursing credits from a regionally accredited university and desire an all-access path into the nursing field as soon as possible.

Because the Averett ABSN program condenses a traditional nursing school curriculum into 16 months, successful candidates will possess an excess of commitment, motivation and organizational skills.

What are the ABSN program start dates?

The Averett University ABSN program offers three start dates per year, in January, May and August.

What are the ABSN program admissions requirements?

To be eligible to enroll in our ABSN program, you must have a non-nursing bachelor’s degree OR have completed at least 60 non-nursing credits from a regionally accredited higher education institution with a minimum cumulative 2.8 GPA across all prior institutions.

Additionally, if you haven’t taken all ABSN prerequisite courses, you’ll also need to pass them within the minimum grade requirements to become eligible to apply. Advanced standing students must complete all the ABSN prerequisites PLUS additional general education credits with a grade of “C” or higher from a regionally accredited institution.

ABSN applicants must also pass the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) V exam with a score of 65 percent or higher taken within one year of application.

What prerequisites do I need to complete to be eligible for this program?

To qualify for enrollment in the Averett ABSN program, you must complete or show you have completed the five ABSN prerequisite courses within our specified grade requirements.

Your admissions counselor can review your unofficial transcripts and determine if any of your prior undergraduate credits count toward this requirement. He or she can also help you sign up for any outstanding ABSN prerequisites, the majority of which can be completed 100 percent online through Averett University.

How much does the ABSN cost?

Our accelerated BSN program tuition is $67,575, including other program and book fees. Look to the breakdown of tuition and fees for more information.

Can I complete the ABSN program from anywhere if coursework is online?

No, nursing theory courses are the only component you complete online. Other parts of our ABSN program require your physical presence.

You must participate in skills and simulation labs at the Averett University Norfolk ABSN Site and clinical rotations at top health care facilities in Norfolk and Hampton Roads a few days each week.

How do I start my accelerated nursing school application?

Once you complete the form on our website, an admissions counselor will contact you to schedule an initial admissions appointment to verify your eligibility for our ABSN program.

If you meet our admissions requirements, your dedicated admissions counselor will assist you through each step of the admissions process. This includes helping you sign up for and ensuring you stay on track with completing any necessary prerequisite courses and submitting any necessary paperwork or documentation on time for your target start date.

Is the Averett ABSN program accredited?

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Averett University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, (202) 887-6791.​

Why do a school’s NCLEX-RN® pass rates matter?

Once you graduate from nursing school, you must also pass the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN®) to earn RN licensure and therefore eligibility to work as a registered nurse. Averett University School of Nursing’s high NCLEX-RN® pass rates for first-time test-takers demonstrate our program’s dedication to student success.

If you don’t find the answer to your question on this page, please contact us at (866) 483-8705 or complete our online form.

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