Hybrid Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN)

  • accelerated pathway
    Accelerated pathway
    Earn your BSN in just 16 months
  • student support
    End-to-end support
    From enrollment to graduation
  • clinical placement
    Clinical placement
    complimentary services

If you’re ready to begin a career as a nurse and have already earned a bachelor’s degree in another field, Rockhurst University offers a Hybrid Accelerated BSN, which includes: 

  • full-time program that prepares you to become a skilled nurse in just 16 months
  • Delivery by the highly respected Saint Luke's™ College of Nursing and Health Sciences
  • 100% online coursework 
  • One 10-day on-campus residency with hands-on instruction at our state-of-the-art simulation lab
  • Anatomy & Physiology I & II with lab (8 credits)
  • Microbiology with lab (4 credits)
  • General Chemistry or Organic Chemistry with lab (4 credits)
  • Nutrition (3 credits)
  • Statistics (3 credits)
  • Life Span/Developmental Psychology (3 credits)
Program Features
  • 60 credit hours
  • 546.5 clinical hours
  • $783 per credit hour
  • 4 semesters
  • 1 campus Residency
    • 10-day on-campus clinical instruction during the first semester
  • 3 start dates per year
Admission Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in any field
  • 2.7 cumulative GPA or higher
  • Resume
  • Completion of prerequisites:
    • Must complete 2 of 4 science prerequisites for your application to be reviewed
    • Science credits must be no older than 7 years; older credits trigger an ATI TEAS admission exam
    • Cannot repeat science courses more than once
    • Minimum of grade C in all prerequisite coursework