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Earn Your Nursing Degree in 16 Months

If you have a non-nursing college education, a rewarding nursing career is closer than you think.

Pacific Lutheran University ABSN Program

If nursing is your calling, our full-time Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) program in Seattle, Washington, can prepare you to live your purpose in as few as 16 months. The nursing program enrolls students three times a year.

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Our accelerated nursing program combines online coursework, hands-on nursing labs and in-person clinical rotations. Through this rigorous blend of online and on-site instruction, you will learn how to:

  • Provide safe, competent nursing care to individuals, families and communities in diverse settings
  • Collaborate in the interprofessional design, management and coordination of safe, quality care
  • Employ principles of ethical leadership, quality improvements and cost-effectiveness in patient care
  • Use patient care technologies and interprofessional communication in support of safe practice

Our 16-month ABSN program prepares you to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN®) with confidence and enter the profession as a practice-ready nurse.

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Blended Learning Model

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Online Courses

Study the fundamentals and theories of nursing anytime, anywhere.

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Nursing Labs

Develop your clinical skills and judgment in a contextual setting.

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Clinical Rotations

Gain real-world patient care experience in diverse practice areas.

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Admission Process

Receive personalized support from your counselor at every step.

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Are You ABSN Ready?

Our Accelerated BSN program is for non-nurses, so you don’t need any nursing experience to apply. Unlike most fast-track nursing programs, it is not a second-degree BSN option. In other words, we will consider your application if you have a minimum of 60 college credits or a bachelor’s degree in a different study area.