John R. and Kathy R. Hairston College of Health and Human Sciences

Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Cohort Enrollment Requirements

 

The Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) Entry Option is designed for second degree students who are high level achievers and desire to pursue a career as a professional registered nurse.  The second degree student enrolled in the ABSN Entry Option requires an additional 64 semester hours in nursing to complete a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. The ABSN Entry Option curriculum is delivered in block format over 12 months (January to December). The course work is very intense and rigorous. This entry option is designed for full-time study Monday through Friday and may also include nights and weekends.

Required prerequisite courses are to be completed prior to enrollment.  However, students may be enrolled in up to 2 of the required prerequisites at the time of application with proof of enrollment. Completion of the required pre-requisite courses with a “C” or better on the first attempt is preferred.

Pre-requisite courses may be completed through any accredited community college, college or university and transferred to meet university degree requirements.

Required Prerequisite Courses
N.C. A&T Course Number N.C. A&T Course Name Credits
BIOL 221 General Microbiology 4
FCS 157 Introduction to Human Nutrition 3
FCS 260 Introduction to Human Development 3
PSYC 101 General Psychology 3
MATH 224 Statistics 3
NURS 415 Healthcare in a Global Society 3

**The required prerequisites courses listed below cannot be more than 5 years old at the time of application.**

Required Prerequisite Courses
N.C. A&T Course Number N.C. A&T Course Name Credits
CHEM 104 General Chemistry I 3
CHEM 114 General Chemistry I Lab 1
BIOL 350 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4
BIOL 351 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4

Please refer to the Transfer Credit Articulation Tool https://www.ncat.edu/apps/transfer-articulation/ before enrolling in any pre-requisite courses to determine equivalency. If interested in taking these courses at N.C. A&T, please contact the Office of Extended Learning at (336) 334-7810.

Admission to the ABSN program is highly competitive and dependent on the qualifications within the pool of applicants. The admission criteria are:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum graduating cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. 
  • Completion of pre-requisite courses with a “C” or better on the first attempt (preferred), prior to enrollment.
  • TEAS Test results must meet or exceed National Mean (students may retake until benchmark is met). For TEAS info visit www.atitesting.com
  • CNA I listing with N.C. Nurse Aide I Registry. Check local community colleges for course offerings.
  • Writing sample and possible interview for further admission consideration

After Admission, proof of current immunizations, a negative drug screen and background check will be required.

 

Applying as a Student New to the University:

Part #1: Undergraduate Application
Application Period:  August 1—November 1

  • Step #1: Submit an application to the university through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions as a transfer student. When completing the application, select Nursing (Accelerated BSN) as your major choice.
  • Step #2: Submit official transcripts from every school and college you have attended. The review process will not begin until all transcripts have been received. Students must have completed bachelor’s degree at the time of application.
  • Step #3: You will receive an official evaluation from the university indicating your transferable courses. You may have up to 2 outstanding courses at the time of application to be completed prior to the start of the program.

Part #2: ABSN Entry Option Internal Application

  • Step #1: Complete the ABSN Entry Option Internal Application. Items that must be included are:
    • TEAS Individual Score Report
    • CNA I Registry with the NCBON
    • Personal Statement
  • Step #2: An interview may be required for further admission consideration. You will receive communication from the School of Nursing outlining any additional requirements needed.

Applying as a Readmitted Student to the University:

Part #1: ABSN Entry Option Internal Application                                              Application Period:  August 1—November 1

  • Step #1: Complete the ABSN Entry Option Internal Application. Items that must be included are:
    • TEAS Individual Score Report
    • CNA I Registry with the NCBON
    • Personal Statement
  • Step #2: An interview may be required for further admission consideration. You will receive communication from the School of Nursing outlining any additional requirements needed.

Part #2: Re-Admission Application

  • Step #1: Submit an application to the Registrar’s Office for Spring re-admission after confirmation of acceptance into the entry option.
  • Step #2: Request assistance with Academic Plan of Action from the Office of Student Services in the School of Nursing.

NOTE: The readmission application process is ONLY for students who have attended the university as a full-time student previously. If you attended the university as a visiting student through the Office of Extended Learning to complete prerequisites, please complete the admission process for new students.