Accelerated Nursing Program FAQs

As you’ve probably noticed, our second-degree accelerated nursing program in New York City is dedicated to setting students up for success in their education and, later on, in their nursing careers. Therefore, we want to be helpful by providing you with the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions.

1. What is an ABSN program?

An ABSN program, also known as an Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, is an educational option which can allow students to earn their Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BS in Nursing) degree and begin working as a nurse on a faster timeline. To be eligible for admission, students must have already completed a non-nursing baccalaureate degree and several prerequisite courses.

2. How long is the ABSN program?

Our ABSN program is 16 months long, taking place over the course of four semesters. This accelerated timeline has been formulated so that students can launch their career in nursing more quickly.

3. When are the start dates?

Our ABSN program has three start dates per year—January, May, and September. This keeps prerequisite timelines flexible and waitlist times minimal, with another start date always just around the corner.

4. Where is the program offered?

Our ABSN program is offered in person at our state-of-the-art sites in Riverdale, Long Island City, Brooklyn, and Yonkers, all conveniently located in or near New York City. At these locations, students will attend classes, participate in nursing skills and simulation labs, and have nearby access to clinical rotations.

5. What degree is ABSN?

As stated previously, an ABSN program is merely an accelerated path toward earning a BS in Nursing degree. ABSN students who have earned a BS in Nursing degree have earned the exact same degree as someone who spent four years in a traditional BS in Nursing program.

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