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Admission Information

The Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) is designed for highly motivated students who already hold a bachelor's degree in an area outside of nursing.  Students who wish to pursue the ABSN should meet with an admissions advisor to ensure that all application and admissions requirements are met in a timely fashion. 

Students selected for the ABSN must have access to a laptop computer with wireless or high speed internet. Also, students must be available for classes or clinical experiences on evenings and weekends and have reliable transportation.

Admission Criteria 

Emphasis in the admission decision is placed on the academic history of the applicant. Queens selects the best qualified candidates from those completing the application process and whose credentials indicate strong likelihood for success. Meeting the minimum criteria for consideration does not guarantee admission.

Minimum requirements for consideration:

  1. Bachelor's degree (non-nursing majors only) from a regionally accredited college or university
    • Degree must be conferred prior to the application deadline.
  2. A cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (which includes all previous college coursework)
  3. A prerequisite GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (excluding chemistry and English course grades)
  4. A grade of "C-" or better in each prerequisite course
  5. No more than two prerequisites may be in progress at the time of application submission
    • Only one of the two courses in progress may be a science course
    • All prerequisites must be completed prior to the first day of  nursing classes
    • Students who plan to use credit received by examination (AP, CLEP, etc) must submit official scores from the testing agency.  Policies for credit by examination may be found here.

Students who were previously enrolled in any registered nursing program must submit the following:

  • Official and updated transcripts from the program
  • Documentation including the dates of enrollment, name and location of the program, and academic standing at the time enrollment ended in that program
  • An explanation of why the program was not completed

Application Requirements

Students are admitted to the ABSN option in summer term only.  Course work is completed in three consecutive semesters (Summer, Fall, and Spring terms) over one calendar year.  

Application deadline: January 15

The following items must be submitted prior to the deadline to be considered for the following summer term.

  • Application to the ABSN Option
  • $50 Application Fee - Collected at the time of application-personal checks or money orders only.
  • Official Transcripts - One from each college attended. Official high school transcripts should be submitted only if requesting credit for chemistry.
  • Supplemental Application

Contact Information

For admissions and program-related questions, please send an email to or call 704-337-2314.

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