ABSN Curriculum

The University of Mount Saint Vincent accelerated nursing program curriculum is comprised of an intensive sequence of on-site nursing coursework, as well as lab-based mock clinical practice and real clinical experience. Throughout the course of this program, you can expect to receive attention and support from instructors, faculty, and fellow members of your cohort.

Curriculum by Semester

Our ABSN curriculum is spread across four semesters and 16 months of study, with a total of 64 credit hours.

Semester I

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
NURS 208Pathophysiology3
NURS 220Health Assessment4
NURS 220Health Assessment Lab0
NURS 230Fundamentals of Nursing Practice6
NURS 230CFundamentals of Nursing Practice Clinical0
NURS 332Health Promotion2
Total number of credits15

Semester II

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
NURS 110Professional Nursing Issues2
NURS 210Pharmacology3
NURS 327Adult Health Nursing8
NURS 327CAdult Health Nursing Clinical0
NURS 341Care of the Aging Adult2
Total number of credits15

Semester III

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
NURS 323Nursing Research and Evidenced Based Practice3
NURS XXXNursing Elective (choice of 330/370/471)3
NURS 451Nursing Care of the Childbearing Family4
NURS 451CNursing Care of the Childbearing Family Clinical0
NURS 453Nursing Care of the Childrearing Family4
NURS 453CNursing Care of the Childrearing Family Clinical0
Total number of credits14

Semester IV

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
NURS 334Behavioral Health in Nursing4
NURS 334CBehavioral Health in Nursing Clinical0
NURS 410Leadership and Management3
NURS 455Senior Seminar6
NURS 455CSenior Seminar Practicum0
NURS 456Nursing Care of the Community4
NURS 456CNursing Care of the Community Clinical0
Total number of credits17

Please Note:

*Students who were NOT awarded credit/a waiver for Lifespan Development upon their
admission to the program may NOT take the course at another institution or through an alternative program once they've begun the Accelerated Nursing program.

Curriculum grid and policies subject to change, 11/2021

Download our ABSN curriculum chart to help you successfully map out your accelerated path to nursing.

Contact us to learn more about our ABSN curriculum.

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