Nursing Major: ABSN 15-Month Program

Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN)
15-Month Program

The Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) program of study is designed for students who already have at least some college credits outside of Nursing.  A student will complete all requirements for a Truman degree (except for Nursing major courses) and the required nursing support courses before beginning the Nursing major courses. The ABSN route is highly intense as all 53 Nursing major credits will be completed in 15 months.

This program may be suitable for students with a previous bachelor’s degree, associate’s degree, or change of major students. A student can be admitted to the Nursing major (ABSN route) as they complete Truman degree requirements and nursing required support courses.  Once these requirements are completed, the student will begin courses in the Nursing major in a summer and continue through the end of the next summer, when the student will graduate in August. (Please note, Nursing major courses for students in the ABSN program always begin in a summer.)

The ABSN priority review of applications begins July 1 for entry into Nursing courses the following summer.  Applicants are encouraged to apply before July 1.  Because of the intensity of this program, students MUST have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 prior to beginning their Nursing major courses.

How to Apply

Applying to the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) program requires two applications:

  1. Truman State University application
  2. A separate application for admission to Truman’s Department of Nursing

Application Deadline

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. The ABSN Nursing application deadline is July 1 each year.

Applications will be reviewed only after acceptance to Truman State University. While applications may be submitted at any time, applying earlier than July 1 is encouraged. Applications received after the deadline will be considered on a space-available basis.

Program Description

Students who have completed a previous bachelor’s degree and specified pre-requisite courses may complete the suggested program for the ABSN in 15 months of study. Courses start in the summer. Students anticipating admission to the ABSN program may be allowed to register for some of the Nursing (NU prefix) courses. The number of applicants accepted for admission into nursing each year is limited. The nursing admissions committee seeks to select the most qualified applicants for admission. Admission to the program is dependent upon an individual evaluation of the applicant materials and the number of available seats.

See suggested program of study for ABSN