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Accelerated Nursing Program ABSN

  • Program Overview

    Join us for a virtual information session!  

    Thursday, December 9 at 6 p.m.

    Endicott’s 62-credit Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) program is designed for career changers, recent graduates and others who want to earn a second bachelor’s degree and become a nurse. 


    This program prepares graduates to join one of the fastest growing and most respected professions in the United States. The ABSN curriculum includes classroom, lab, and hands-on clinical experiences and prepares graduates to work in a variety of healthcare settings. 

    Program Features:

    • 62 credits
    • 16 months to complete
    • Personalized advising
    • Open to individuals who hold a bachelor’s degree in any major
    • Cohort model with small class sizes
    • Networking opportunities for job placement
    • 1:1 internship experience with a practicing nurse
    Nursing program image of two women posing in lab coats
  • Curriculum

    The Accelerated BS in Nursing (ABSN) degree program is designed for individuals who hold a bachelor’s degree in another discipline but have always dreamed of becoming a nurse.

    This 62-credit program prepares graduates to join one of the fastest growing and most respected professions in the United States. The ABSN curriculum includes classroom, lab, and hands-on clinical experiences, and graduates nurses who are ready to work in a variety of healthcare settings.

    Application requirements

    • $50 application fee (may be completed online)
      Fee is waived for Endicott alumni and military personnel
    • Two letters of recommendation: one academic and one professional preferred
    • Resume
    • Official transcripts of all post-secondary academic work
      Earned bachelor’s degree from an accredited US college or university.
      Students may be in progress toward their bachelor’s degree at time of application but must provide proof of degree prior to program start.
    • Essay of 250 – 500 words to answer the questions: Why Nursing? Why Now?
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) for all students whose native language is not English; please see website for further information.

    Please send all documents to: gradadmissions@endicott.edu or the following address:

    ATTN: Graduate Admissions

    Endicott College

    376 Hale St

    Beverly, MA 01915

    Admissions requirements

    Earned bachelor’s degree from an accredited US college or university. Students may be in progress toward their degree at time of application but must provide proof of degree prior to start of program.

    The ideal candidate has at least a 3.0 Undergraduate GPA, with a 2.7 GPA in prerequisite coursework.

    Prerequisite Coursework (must be within 7 years)

    1. Anatomy and Physiology 1 and 2 (both with a lab)
    2. Microbiology
    3. Human Growth and Development/Developmental Psychology
    4. Statistics
    5. Pathophysiology

    Program of Study         

    Health Assessment                                   
    Fundamentals of Nursing                       
    Care of Adults                               
    Pharmacology                               
    Care of Childbearing Families                           
    Care of Children                           
    Psychosocial Nursing                               
    Nursing Research                                                 
    Internship                           
    Acute Care Nursing                                   
    Community/Population Health Nursing                                 
    Professional Nursing Synthesis                         
    Senior Thesis I                               
    Senior Thesis II                                                                               

    Total Degree Requirements – 62 credits

Accelerated BS in Nursing (ABSN)

62 credit program
16 months to completion
$1,060 per credit
"The projected growth of registered nursing jobs by 2029 is 7%, which is faster than the average for all occupations. Registered nurse (RN) is also one of the top 50 jobs according to the U.S. News and World Report, 2020."
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics
Female student nurse evaluating a male student subject

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Nursing Accredited CCNE


The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Endicott College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
 
The Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing annually reviews the Cummings School of Nursing and Health Sciences’s baccalaureate degree program in nursing and has continued to award full approval status in compliance with 244 CMR 6.00 : Standards for Nursing Education Program Approval.