ABSN Curriculum

During our 16-month accelerated nursing program, you will complete a total of 64 credit hours over four full-time semesters. Taught by experienced nursing faculty, our ABSN curriculum blends online coursework with hands-on nursing labs and in-person clinical rotations. It is an accredited learning path that prepares you to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN®) with confidence.

Note: A 4-credit Religion/Diversity course must be taken during your January term. This course is a co-requisite, and it’s required to take at PLU in order to graduate.

First Semester
NUR 305Pathophysiology/Pharmacology I4 credits
NUR 306Foundations of Care Delivery & Health Promotion3 credits
NUR 307Health & Physical Assessment3 credits
NUR 308Clinical Practicum I3 credits
NUR 309Professional Foundations & Principles of Leadership2 credits
NUR 310Scholarly Writing Concepts1 credit
Total16 credits
Second Semester
NUR 311Pathophysiology/Pharmacology II2 credits
NUR 314Care of Chronic Conditions3 credits
NUR 315Psychiatric Mental Health Principles2 credits
NUR 316Clinical Practicum II5 credits
NUR 318Research Methods2 credits
NUR 319Health Care Technology2 credits
Total16 credits
Third Semester
NUR 401Care of Complex Conditions3 credits
NUR 402Pathophysiology/Pharmacology III2 credits
NUR 403Clinical Practicum III5 credits
NUR 404Health Care Diversity4 credits
NUR 405Informed Practice2 credits
Total16 credits
Fourth Semester
NUR 406Continuity of Care3 credits
NUR 407Clinical Practicum IV6 credits
NUR 483Transition to Practice1 credit
NUR 498Capstone Project2 credits
NUR 408Organizational & Economic Context of Care2 credits
NUR 409Health Policy2 credits
Total16 credits

Total ABSN Program Credits: 68

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