ABSN Curriculum

Spanning four semesters, our accelerated, 16-month BSN 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 track 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 start in the first semester and 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

PrefixCourseCourse TitleCredits
NUR350Fundamentals of Nursing and Caring for Persons with Chronic Conditions4
NUR350L*Fundamentals of Nursing and Caring for Persons with Chronic Conditions Lab4
NUR351Nursing Integration of Pathophysiology and Pharmacology I4
NUR352Introduction to Nursing Informatics and Information Literacy2

Semester 2

PrefixCourseCourse TitleCredits
NUR353Nursing Role in the Acute Care Setting4
NUR353L*Nursing Role in the Acute Care Setting Lab4
NUR354Nursing Integration of Pathophysiology and Pharmacology II4
NUR355Nursing Care of Clients with Mental Health and Behavioral Health Issues3

Semester 3

PrefixCourseCourse TitleCredits
NUR408Pediatric Nursing Care2
NUR409Obstetric & Gynecologic Nursing Care2
NUR410L*Clinical Nursing Care of Children and the Childbearing Family Lab3
NUR403Nursing Research and Evidence Based Practice2
NUR411Nursing in the Community4
NUR411L*Nursing in the Community Lab/Clinical3

Semester 4

PrefixCourseCourse TitleCredits
NUR412Nursing Leadership and Health Care Policy3
NUR413Complex Clinical Nursing Care Capstone3
NUR413L*Complex Clinical Nursing Care Capstone Lab5
NUR414Spiritual Caring and Ethics in Nursing Practice3


Total Credit Hours: 59

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