Accelerated Nursing Program Near Seattle

Registered nurses are in demand, especially those with a BSN education, which is why now is as good of a time as any to earn your BSN and make your dream of becoming a registered nurse happen. It can all start with earning a BSN at Pacific Lutheran University.

While most Accelerated BSN programs are second-degree options, Pacific Lutheran University’s accelerated nursing program near Seattle, Washington, considers applicants who have at least 60 college credits in another field of study. Plus, our ABSN program enrolls students every February, June and September.

At Pacific Lutheran, our admissions representatives will support you throughout the admissions process, and our talented faculty will be there for you throughout your education. You will have the chance to work under the direction of dedicated instructors, acquiring the vital skills and knowledge necessary for a rewarding career as a nurse.

You will then build off of this instruction and apply your knowledge during clinical rotations at respected healthcare facilities in the Seattle area. Working alongside and under the guidance of some of Seattle’s top healthcare professionals, you will gain the confidence and experience that will serve you throughout your career.

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How Our Accelerated BSN Program Works

Our accelerated nursing program near Seattle builds on your non-nursing college education to make the 16-month transition into nursing possible. The full-time program blends online nursing coursework with hands-on nursing labs and in-person clinical rotations. This rigorous learning path requires hard work and dedication to succeed. But do not worry — you will have access to resources to support you all the way through.

In summary, we teach you the fundamentals and theories of nursing practice online. You convert this knowledge into psychomotor skills during your nursing labs. From there, you learn how to pull everything together within the scope of diverse clinical practice via nursing simulation and clinical rotations.

After you earn your BSN from Pacific Lutheran University’s accelerated nursing program near Seattle, Washington, you will be prepared to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN®). Over the past several years, our BSN graduates have achieved first-time NCLEX pass rates above 90%.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I start my nursing school application?

The first step is to contact an admissions representative. They will help you decide whether the program is right for you and support you throughout admissions. Next, you must complete all prerequisites that are missing from your existing course credits. Once you meet all admissions requirements, you can submit an application.

How do online ABSN courses work?

A lot of confusion surrounds online ABSN programs. They are BSN programs for non-nurses, not working registered nurses. The online portion of the program utilizes asynchronous classes. This means there is no real time instruction or lectures for coursework. Students access their studies on their own schedules any time of the day within the timeframes and deadlines set by faculty. An asynchronous class means that you are in control of how much time you need to spend each week on content. However the program is not 100% online. 

What degree is an ABSN?

An ABSN program leads to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. Our students complete the same professional nursing curriculum as traditional four-year BSN students, but within a compressed time frame. An Accelerated BSN program does so by allowing students to build on their existing non-nursing college education.

Is the ABSN program 100% online?

While our ABSN program provides you with the flexibility of completing coursework online, it is not 100% online. Our ABSN program is a hybrid program, meaning it combines online coursework with in-person labs and clinical rotations. So, you must live within driving distance of the Seattle metro area to be present for hands-on skills and simulation labs at our ABSN site. You must also be able to commute to the Seattle area to complete clinical rotations.

Where is the program offered?

While the Pacific Lutheran University campus is in Tacoma, the university operates its ABSN program from a satellite facility in Lynnwood near Seattle, Washington. The facility is just for accelerated nursing students and features state-of-the-art nursing skills and simulation labs.

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For More Information

Contact us to learn more about our accelerated nursing program near Seattle, Washington.