ABSN Curriculum

Spanning four semesters, our 16-month accelerated nursing program in Portland requires you to complete 59 credit hours of online didactic coursework, hands-on learning at our high-tech nursing site and clinical practice at top local health care facilities.

Because our ABSN curriculum includes comprehensive online coursework, hands-on preparation, and real-world application, you can expect to graduate with a strong academic foundation along with the clinical preparedness needed to take the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX).

The courses and topics comprising the accelerated nursing program in Portland provide exposure to concepts such as cultural diversity, spiritual care and ethics, nursing informatics and evidence-based practice so you can perform effectively in today’s dynamic health care environments.

Clinical experiences may cover the following areas:

  • Intensive Care
  • Adult Health
  • Obstetrics
  • Pediatrics
  • Behavioral/Mental Health
  • Acute Care
  • Community/Public Health
  • Health Promotion/Education
  • Management/Leadership

In keeping with our emphasis on service, these clinical rotations prepare you to learn to care for the whole patient – mind, body, and spirit, as well as promote health, offer quality bedside care, and provide leadership, both within health care organizations and in the broader community.

ABSN Curriculum by Semester

Contact our admissions team to learn more about the ABSN curriculum. Note: Courses with an asterisk (*) include on-site clinical component.

Semester 1

Prefix Course Course Title Credits
NUR 350 Fundamentals of Nursing and Caring for Persons with Chronic Conditions 4
NUR 350L* Fundamentals of Nursing and Caring for Persons with Chronic Conditions Lab 4
NUR 351 Nursing Integration of Pathophysiology and Pharmacology I 4
NUR 352 Introduction to Nursing Informatics and Information Literacy 2

Semester 2

Prefix Course Course Title Credits
NUR 353 Nursing Role in the Acute Care Setting 4
NUR 353L* Nursing Role in the Acute Care Setting Lab 4
NUR 354 Nursing Integration of Pathophysiology and Pharmacology II 4
NUR 355 Nursing Care of Clients with Mental Health and Behavioral Health Issues 3

Semester 3

Prefix Course Course Title Credits
NUR 410 Nursing Care of Children and the Childbearing Family 4
NUR 410L* Nursing Care of Children and the Childbearing Family Lab 3
NUR 403 Nursing Research and Evidence Based Practice 2
NUR 411 Nursing in the Community 4
NUR 411L* Nursing in the Community Lab/Clinical 3

Semester 4

Prefix Course Course Title Credits
NUR 412 Nursing Leadership and Health Care Policy 3
NUR 413 Complex Clinical Nursing Care Capstone 3
NUR 413L* Complex Clinical Nursing Care Capstone Lab 5
NUR 414 Spiritual Caring and Ethics in Nursing Practice 3

 

Total Program Credit Hours: 59

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