FAQ for ABSN
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Frequently Asked Questions for Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Truman State University
Question: What is the Accelerated BSN (ABSN) program of study?
A: The Accelerated Bachelor of Nursing (ABSN) program offers students a bachelor of science in nursing degree in 15 months of study. Applicants should have completed a bachelor’s degree or near completion of a bachelor’s degree.
Question: When do I apply?
A: The ABSN application deadline is October 1 each year. With rolling admissions, applications may be submitted throughout the year.
Question: How should I apply to the Accelerated Bachelor of Nursing (ABSN) program?
A: Applying to the ABSN program requires two applications, a Truman State University application and a separate application for admission to the Department of Nursing. A student accepted or enrolled at Truman will need to apply to Nursing. A student who has graduated from Truman will need to re-apply to Truman and apply to Nursing. Applications will be reviewed only after acceptance to the University.
Question: How long does it take to complete the ABSN program?
A: Following the completion of specified prerequisite courses, the ABSN program at Truman can be completed in 15 months of study (class and clinical experiences).
Question: How many students are accepted into the ABSN program?
A: The Nursing Department accepts 10-15 students into the ABSN program.
Question: How do I complete my prerequisite classes at Truman?
A: First, you must apply and be accepted into Truman. After you have been admitted, you will be assigned an advisor to discuss the course work and prerequisite classes.
Question: What is the employment rate for graduates of the nursing program?
A: For several years, 100% of Truman’s nursing graduates have reported employment within six months of graduation.
Question: Will I be able to specialize in my field of interest during my studies at Truman?
A: Truman’s nursing program prepares you as a generalist. You may choose to specialize after passing NCLEX-RN®, through employment, or by pursuing graduate studies.
Question: Can I pursue a minor while pursuing my ABSN degree?
A: Yes. Some students minor in a foreign language or other areas of study.
Question: If I graduate from a nursing program in Missouri and plan to work in another state, may I take the licensure examination in another state?
A: Yes. After graduation, students are required to pass the national nursing licensure examination, NCLEX-RN to practice nursing. You will apply to the board of nursing in the state in which you plan to practice. If you move to another state, you will apply to the state board for a nursing license to practice in the state, but you will not be required to repeat the NCLEX-RN examination. Nursing licensure is renewed every two years, so it is important to maintain an active license.
Question: What is the cost of the ABSN tuition?
A: For specific questions, please contact the Truman State University Office Financial Aid.
For more information, contact:
Department of Nursing
Truman State University
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