Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing

#1 Nursing School in Texas

Main coursework is online with one 2-week, on-campus clinical skills visit followed by clinicals in the field

Align Your Knowledge and Skills to a More Fulfilling Career

Baylor University’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing’s post-baccalaureate Distance ABSN program is an intensive full-time program. Students with a completed bachelor's degree in a non-nursing discipline will complete 62 hours of nursing course work and stand out as a Baylor nurse:

  • Gain clinical experience working with underserved communities
  • Benefit from strong academics and a well-earned reputation
  • Learn nursing through a Christian worldview
  • Change your life and the lives of others 

No GRE or MAT Required

Emerge as a Skilled Nurse with Baylor
  • Elements of Professional Nursing—understand concepts of professional nursing and the role of the nurse as a member of an interprofessional healthcare team.
  • The Human Needs Framework—master key elements of nursing practice as it pertains to care of patients and families with a diverse range of needs.
  • Clinical Competencies—plan and deliver nursing care for individuals and families at different stages of life – including babies, children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly – with health issues of varying complexity.
  • Healthcare Issues and Policy—understand the current issues and factors shaping healthcare on a national and global level and how they impact diverse cultures and communities.
Program Features
  • Earn your Bachelor of Nursing degree from the Louise Herrington School of Nursing, ranked #25 for Most Innovative Schools, 2021
  • Complete the program and earn your ABSN in 1 year
  • Main coursework is online with one 2-week, on-campus clinical skills visit followed by clinicals in the field
  • Practicum requirement total: 720 hours 
  • Courses are 15 weeks, with 2 admission intakes per year
  • Students learn from nationally recognized faculty
  • Clinical Placement Services for students
  • Total credits: 62
Clinical Placement Services

Work closely with a full-time clinical placement specialist who students will collaborate with to secure a clinical site and preceptor for all clinical rotations. These Coordinators will:

  • Provide a nuanced assessment of students’ professional goals to identify a preceptor and an ideal work environment in their local area (e.g. hospitals, community clinics, or private practice).
  • Work closely with students to identify academic areas of interest and connect them with clinical expertise that is the best fit.
  • Prepare students prior to the practicum by providing a realistic idea of the work that they will be doing and ensuring that they are ready to work independently in a fast-paced environment.
A Need for Nurses

There’s an RN shortage in Texas:

  • 1 million RNs will retire by 2030
  • Texas has the 2nd largest RN shortage in the nation
  • 17% of Texans lack health insurance
  • Demand for nurses is projected to grow 12% through 2028