Welcome to the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) Entry Option

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University School of Nursing

The Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) Entry Option

Description   ABSN fact sheet

North Carolina A&T’s Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) Entry Option, located in Greensboro, North Carolina is designed for second degree students seeking a fast –track program leading to a Bachelor’s degree in nursing and a career as a registered nurse (RN). The ABSN Entry Option is fast paced and delivered in block format over 12 months (January to December). Students are admitted as a cohort and can expect to engage in a very intense and rigorous curriculum while participating in classroom, clinical, and virtual lab learning experiences. North Carolina A&T’s School of Nursing ABSN entry option requires a full-time commitment and it is expected that students do not work.  100% of North Carolina’s A&T ABSN entry option graduates are gainfully employed upon licensure as a Registered Nurse within 3-6 months.                                                        

Entry Option Overview     ABSN Curriculum guide

  • Bi-Monthly Information Sessions
  • 12-month Full-Time program
  • 3 semesters delivered in block format
  • Classroom, clinical, and virtual lab learning experiences
  • 27 credit hours of  approved Pre-Requisites
  • 64 credit hours for Completion of BSN


Minimal Admission Criteria   2016 Cohort ABSN Admission packet

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with a graduating cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Completion of pre-requisite courses with a “C” or better (on the first attempt) before enrollment
  • TEAS Test results at the National Mean—currently 64.3%
  • Interview and essay that demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills
  • CNA I listing with NC Nurse Aide Registry (visit ncbon.org for more information).    Note: CNA I course must contain a clinical component. 

*April 1st deadline has been extended to April 15, 2015

The TEAS test is being offered on campus in Noble Hall on the following days and times:

Tuesday March 31, 2015  1:00-5:00
Thursday April   9, 2015  1:00-5:00
Tuesday May 5, 1:00-5:00
Thursday May 14,  5:00-9:00
Tuesday May 26   5:00-9:00

Student will need to arrive at least 15 minutes early with ID These instructions are on the website when they register!

The cost of the exam is  56.00 ( Exam is 45.00 and a fee from ATI is 11.00)  

For The TEAS Test, we will not handle any money, ALL registration and fee collection will be handled online by the student at: https://www.atitesting.com/Home.aspx

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