Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing Overview

The demand for registered nurses is on the rise, meaning there’s never been a better time to pursue your Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) through Misericordia University’s accelerated nursing program, located at our ABSN program site in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

If you already have at least 60 non-nursing college credits, our accelerated BSN program in Pittsburgh can fast-track your nursing career through a rigorous blend of online and onsite instruction. It’s a great option for non-nursing students desiring a transition into the profession that can be completed in as few as 16 months.

How our ABSN Program Works

Our accelerated BSN program in Pittsburgh, PA allows you to build upon your existing education so you can get to your ultimate goal of becoming a nurse sooner.

We make that possible with our full-time online-based ABSN program. It comprises three parts and requires a large amount of time and energy to stay on track:

Upon graduating from our online-based accelerated nursing program, you’ll have the knowledge, skills, and confidence to take the NCLEX-RN® licensure exam and enter the workforce as a practice-ready nurse.


How long is the ABSN program?

Students can complete the ABSN program itself in as few as 16 months. We don’t factor ABSN prerequisites into this accelerated timeframe. How long it takes to complete prerequisites depends upon your academic history.

Who is the program for?

Our accelerated nursing program is for students who either already hold a non-nursing bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution or have completed at least 60 credits of non-nursing college courses. We find students who have the most success in our ABSN program are organized, self-motivated, and eager to learn.

When are the ABSN program start dates?

Our ABSN program in Pittsburgh has three start dates per year — January, May, and August.

Is the ABSN program accredited?

Yes, our ABSN program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202.887.6791. It is also an approved nursing program through the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing.

Contact us to learn more about our accelerated nursing program in Pittsburgh.

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