ABSN Curriculum

During our 16-month accelerated nursing program, you will complete a total of 68 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 as a co-requisite. The completion of this course at PLU is required to graduate.

First SemesterCourseCredits
NURS 305Pathophysiology/Pharmacology I4 credits
NURS 306Foundations of Care Delivery & Health Promotion3 credits
NURS 307Health & Physical Assessment3 credits
NURS 308Clinical Practicum I3 credits
NURS 309Professional Foundations & Principles of Leadership2 credits
NURS 310Scholarly Writing Concepts1 credit
Total16 credits
Second SemesterCourseCredits
NURS 311Pathophysiology/Pharmacology II2 credits
NURS 314Care of Chronic Conditions3 credits
NURS 315Psychiatric Mental Health Principles2 credits
NURS 316Clinical Practicum II5 credits
NURS 317Theory & Evidence1 credit
NURS 318Research Methods2 credits
NURS 319Health Care Technology1 credit
Total16 credits
Third SemesterCourseCredits
NURS 401Care of Complex Conditions3 credits
NURS 402Pathophysiology/Pharmacology III2 credits
NURS 403Clinical Practicum III5 credits
NURS 404Health Care Diversity4 credits
NURS 405Informed Practice2 credits
Total16 credits
Fourth SemesterCourseCredits
NURS 406Continuity of Care3 credits
NURS 407Clinical Practicum IV6 credits
NURS 483Transition to Practice1 credit
NURS 498Capstone Project2 credits
NURS 408Organizational & Economic Context of Care2 credits
NURS 409Health Policy2 credits
Total16 credits

Total ABSN Program Credits: 68

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