Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program

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For those who already have a bachelor's degree and want to become a nurse

Our Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) program is geared towards individuals that already have a bachelor’s degree (minimum 3.0 GPA to qualify) in a non-nursing major from a regionally-accredited college or university. This accelerated second bachelor’s degree program will allow you to get licensed as an RN and working in the field quickly. If you do not already have a bachelor’s degree, you may be interested in our associate degree in nursing.

Prepare for Success.

Our 60-credit ABSN program can be completed in as few as 16 months full-time so you can be on your way to a career where you truly make a difference, in just months. In conjunction with your prior learning, our ABSN coursework will put you on the path to becoming an RN on a timeline that works for you.

You will learn the skills and gain the knowledge necessary to become an advocate for your patients, families, and communities. You will practice a holistic approach to patient wellness and quality care through critical and creative thinking, ethical decision-making, and evidence-based practice.

With our fixed tuition model, you will know the total cost of completing your ABSN degree before you begin classes.

Start Your Career as a Nurse.

Upon completion of your ABSN degree, you will take the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX) to become licensed as an RN. Once you have passed the NCLEX and are licensed as an RN, you may wish to continue your education in our MSN degree at the College.

We're ready when you are.

  • Enrollment is hassle-free.
  • We’re still accepting financial aid applications.
  • We’ll review your transcripts of prior learning (usually in less than one business day).

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Find more information in the Academic Catalog

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing (RN-to-BSN and ABSN) at Goodwin College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.​ Goodwin College is a member of SARA and therefore can offer our RN-to-BSN program to residents of other SARA states.