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Accelerated BSN

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The Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) track offers high-achieving adults who already hold a bachelor's degree the opportunity to complete the BSN curriculum in 3 consecutive semester, beginning in May each year. Student in the ABSN track are admitted to Queens through Hayworth, but pay the ABSN tuition rate. 

General Education Requirements

A student who has earned a bachelor's degree from an accredited university and who has been admitted to pursue a second bachelor's degree from Queens University of Charlotte is not required to complete the General Education requirements of Queens University of Charlotte. However, a second degree candidate must meet the university's residency requirements and all requirements for the major leading to the second degree.

Prerequisite courses to the major with credit hours:

BIOL 120 Microbiology for Health Professions (with lab) (4)
BIOL 213 Human Anatomy & Physiology I (with lab) (4)
BIOL 214 Human Anatomy & Physiology II (with lab) (4)
CHEM 101 General Chemistry I (with lab) or High School Chemistry
ENGL 110 Composition I (3)
ENGL 120 Composition II (3)
MATH 106 Introductory Statistics (3)
NURS 205 Nutrition (3)
PSYC 201 General Psychology (3)
PSYC 320 Developmental Psychology (3)
SOCI 203 Principles of Sociology (3) or ANTH 201 Cultural Anthropology (3)

Admitted students must be certified in CPR by the American Heart Association for Heathcare Providers prior to enrollment. Upon admission students will be required to submit various items such as a physical exam, TB test, and current immunizations, and urine drug screen. Students are also required to submit criminal background checks, finger prints for FBI screening, and drug screens among other required documentation.  Fingerprint screening and criminal background checks could reveal any prior criminal history.  Clinical facilities review compliance materials and grant approval for students to complete requirements at their facility.  Positive results could result in the inability to be placed in a clinical facility and prohibit completion of the program.  Forms and instructions will be provided.


Program Curriculum

Semester One
NURS 391 The Art & Science of Nursing I (6)
NURS 301 Health Assessment Across the Lifespan (4)
NURS 305 Pathophysiology (3)
NURS 370 Concepts of Professional Nursing (3)
NURS 470 Gerontological Nursing (3)

Semester Two
NURS 396 The Art & Science of Nursing II (6)
NURS 491 The Art & Science of Nursing III (6)
NURS 307 Concepts of Mental Health Nursing (3)
NURS 309 Pharmacological Nursing (3)
NURS 375 Health Informatics (3)

Semester Three
NURS 495 The Art & Science of Nursing IV (7)
NURS 496 The Art & Science of Nursing V (4)
NURS 497 The Art & Science of Nursing VI (1)
NURS 474 Research and Evidence  (3)
NURS 475 Leadership Development (3)

Total program nursing major requirements: 58 credit hours

Students are admitted for the summer term only. The ABSN track is designed to be completed within 12 months. 

Presbyterian School of Nursing at Queens University of Charlotte reserves the right to make changes in the curriculum, course offerings, fees, financial aid, requirements and regulations as may be necessary and without providing prior notices.

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