|Prerequisites (19 credits)||
|CHMU 101 - Introduction to Chemistry||4|
|BIOU 101- Introduction to Biology||3|
|BIOU 332 - Microbiology||4|
|BIOU 340 - Anatomy and Physiology A||4|
|BIOU 341 - Anatomy and Physiology||4|
Total Prerequisite Credits
Pre-licensure Accelerated BS in Nursing (ABSN)
The Pre-licensure Accelerated Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing is designed to provide students the foundation necessary for a career in nursing.
Pre-licensure Accelerated Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing Overview
Become a nurse sooner and complete the program up to a year earlier than completing a RN license and bachelor's degree separately. Our online classes and clinical experiences offered in various care settings maximize time and give future nurses the experience necessary to enter the workforce. UMass Global’s career-centric courses are taught by practicing clinical faculty to prepare students to pass the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for RNs.
UMass Global’s ABSN program:
- May be completed in as little as 3 years
- Is taught by practicing nurses
- Offers rolling admissions for Fall, Spring & Summer trimesters
- Prepares students to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX)
Ways to Get Started
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Applicants for this program must complete the formal application process with all required documents, which include:
- Completed application
- Self-evaluation and goal statement
- Three online recommendation forms
- Cumulative GPA of 2.5
- Official transcripts from ALL colleges and universities attended
- Completion of all required science courses (BIOU 101, BIOU 332, BIOU 340, BIOU 341, CHEM 101)
- Spring 1 2022: Oct. 15, 2021
- Summer 1 2022: February 15, 2022
- Fall 1 2022: June 15, 2022
- Spring 1 2023: October 15, 2022
- Summer 1 2023: February 15, 2023
- Students in this program are eligible for the University’s General Transfer Credit Policy, but not for the GE Block Transfer Policy. All nursing core courses must be taken at University of Massachusetts Global.
- pl-Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (pl-ABSN) LVN – 30 Unit Non-Degree Option
- pl-Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (pl-ABSN) Advanced Placement Course Challenge Options
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Course List Title Credits Basic Skills (33 Credits) ENGU 103 - Writing and Rhetoric
ENGU 104 - Writing About Literature
COMU 101 - Public Speaking I 3 MATU 203 - Introduction to Statistics 3 PSYU 320 - Human Development Across the Lifespan 3 SOCU 101 - Introduction to Sociology 3 PSYU 101 - Introduction to Psychology 3 LBSU 302 - Information Fluency and Academic Integrity 3 LBSU 304 - Liberal Arts: Core Foundations 3 Humanities: Select 6 credits from two different areas:
6CommunicationsEnglishFine ArtsForeign LanguageHumanitiesLiberal StudiesPhilosophyReligious StudiesTotal General Education Credits
*LBSU 302 and LBSU 304 cannot be satisﬁed in transfer and must be taken at University of Massachusetts Global.
Note: All University of Massachusetts Global undergraduates are required to complete 9 credits in general education Humanities areas. For students in this program, 3 of those credits are satisfied by the core degree requirement NURU 407 Cultural and Spiritual Diversity in Health and Nursing.
Nursing Core Courses (68 credits) NURU 403 Managing Health Care Reform
NURU 404 Healthcare Communication and Collaboration
NURU 405 Evidence-Based Thinking for Scholarship and Practice
NURU 406 Improving Patient Health Care Outcomes: Quality Care & Patient Safety
NURU 407 Cultural and Spiritual Diversity in Health and Nursing
NURU 408 Information, Patient Care, and Decision-Support System Technology
NURU 428 Pathophysiology across the Lifespan
NURU 429 Pharmacology across the Lifespan
NURU 431 Foundations of Nursing Practice I and Physical Assessment Across the Lifespan
NURU 432 Foundations of Nursing Practice II
NURU 433 Foundations of Nursing Practice I Practicum (135 practicum hours)
3 NURU 435 Foundations of Nursing Practice II Practicum (135 practicum hours)
3 NURU 441 Adult Gerontology-Centered Care
3 NURU 443 Adult Gerontology-Centered Care Practicum (90 practicum hours)
2 NURU 451 Acute Care Nursing I
3 NURU 452 Acute Care Nursing II
1 NURU 453 Acute Care Nursing I Practicum (90 practicum hours) 2 NURU 454 Acute Care Nursing III
1 NURU 455 Acute Care Nursing II Practicum (45 practicum hours) 1 NURU 457 Acute Care Nursing III Practicum (45 practicum hours) 1 NURU 461 Family-Centered Care – Pediatrics
2 NURU 462 Family-Centered Care - Childbearing
2 NURU 463 Family-Centered Care – Pediatrics Practicum (45 practicum hours)
1 NURU 465 Family-Centered Care – Childbearing Practicum (45 practicum hours)
1 NURU 471 Mental Health Care
2 NURU 473 Mental Health Care Practicum (45 practicum hours)
1 NURU 481 Community-Centered Care
2 NURU 483 Community-Centered Care Practicum (90 practicum hours)
2 NURU 491 Theory and Practice: Leadership in Nursing
2 NURU 492 Capstone of Professional Nursing Practice
1 NURU 493 Theory and Practice: Leadership in Nursing Practicum (90 practicum hours)
2 NURU 495 Capstone of Professional Nursing Practice Practicum (90 practicum hours)
2 Total Nursing Core Credits ( 945 clinical practicum hours) 68 Total Credit Hours for the Degree 120 Students must complete NCLEX Preparation I & II as a requirement of this degree program
University of Massachusetts Global is accredited by the WSCUC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)
Both the faculty and staff members have been very supportive in every way, manifesting their core values in action. Students are accorded the same respect and dignity regardless of their cultural background, color, gender or religion.
It was a big sacrifice with two daughters in college and it takes persistence and patience. Brandman* is very supportive of students. They push their students in the right direction and motivate them. It was a positive experience and coming from a family of nurses, that’s saying a lot.
It was always my goal to become a Nurse Practitioner. I wanted to mentor other nurses who were new to the profession and share my experiences with them.
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