Distance Second-Degree Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN)

The University of Indianapolis ABSN is a fast-paced, online program that combines the knowledge and clinical skills you need for licensure as a bachelor’s-prepared nurse. This innovative program was uniquely created for students like you who want to change careers and follow their calling to serve as a nurse. It leverages the general core curriculum from your non-nursing degree and values the skills you bring from your work experience in another field.

In just 15 months, through online coursework and hands-on training, you’ll build clinical skills, improve your capacity for critical thinking and problem-solving, and deepen your commitment to serve your community.

During two on-campus residencies, you’ll practice vital nursing skills in our technology-rich simulation lab and gain real-world experience during clinical rotations in your local community. A dedicated team helps you secure clinical placement sites and preceptors, saving you time and energy to focus on your education.

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Program Features
  • 56 credit hours
  • 570 clinical hours
  • $956 per credit hour
  • 15 months
  • 2 start dates per year
  • 2 residencies
  • CCNE accredited
Admission Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in any field
  • Minimum cumulative GPA 2.82
  • HESI A2 test score (at local site if proctored)
  • Completion of prerequisite courses (Prerequisite courses do not expire)
  • Human Anatomy
  • Human Physiology 
  • Microbiology
  • Organic Chemistry or General Chemistry I & II
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Social Science
  • Philosophy
  • Statistics or College Algebra
Accreditation and Disclaimers

The University of Indianapolis is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. All nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.*

* The baccalaureate degree in nursing, master's degree in nursing, doctorate in nursing, and post-master’s certificate programs at the University of Indianapolis are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001-2399, 202-887-6791.