ABSN Program

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Program Features
  • 60 credit hours
  • 546.5 clinical hours
  • $783.33 per credit hour
  • 4 semesters
  • 1 campus immersion
  • 3 start dates per year
Admission Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in any field
  • 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 a HESI or ATI TEAS admission exam
    • Cannot repeat science courses more than once
    • Minimum of grade C in all prerequisite coursework
    • Minimum 2.7 GPA in all prerequisite coursework
  • 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)
State Authorization

Students from Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico and Vermont are welcome to apply to the ABSN program. Please see our State Authorization page for more detailed information.

Accreditation and Disclaimers

Rockhurst University and Saint Luke’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The ABSN is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)*.

*The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master's degree program in nursing, and post-graduate APRN certificate programs at Rockhurst University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.