The Accelerated BSN option (ABSN) is designed specifically for bachelor’s prepared or post-baccalaureate individuals who want to pursue a career in nursing. The course requirements for the accelerated option are the same as those for the traditional BSN, and prerequisites are required. However, this 12-month track provides an accelerated option for students ready for a challenging transition to a career as a bachelor of science educated registered nurse. The ABSN option is designed for non-working, full-time students who can immerse themselves into the content.
Classes are held full-time at the WCU Programs at Biltmore Park location and there are no semester breaks. Students can expect to attend classes
five days per week, typically 8 hours per day. Clinical practicums, conducted at several
regional healthcare facilities, schedule will vary and students should expect to have
some clinical experiences on weekends and/or evenings.
Upon completion of the program of study, students will be eligible to sit for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).
Dr. Jessica Shirley
Director of Student Services
School of Nursing