ABSN Curriculum Overview

During our full-time, accelerated nursing program, you’ll complete a rigorous blend of either on-campus or online coursework, hands-on labs, and clinical rotations in less than 18 months. We organize the ABSN curriculum into 15 content areas, or blocks, that start with nursing fundamentals and progress into your senior seminar in nursing.

Block System

Rather than organizing our ABSN curriculum into semesters or quarters, we follow a “block system” that allows you to learn, apply, and master one area of nursing content at a time. Within each block, you’ll cover topics that support the content area. These topics include pathophysiology, nutrition, pharmacology, ethics, and culture. Blocks are between two and eight weeks in length, and once you master a block, you’ll apply what you learned in all subsequent blocks.

Remediation Efforts

We require you to pass a series of assessments related to each block before you can progress in the program. When students do not pass an assessment, they must remediate that portion of the curriculum at a pre-designated reassessment time.

ABSN Curriculum by Block




Block 1 NURS 300 Introduction to the Profession
Block 2 NURS 301 Health Assessment (Lab)
Block 3 NURS 302 & 302.1 Fundamentals of Nursing & Clinical
Block 4 NURS 303 Nursing Pharmacology
Block 5 NURS 304 & 304.1 Adult Health Nursing I & Clinical
Block 6 NURS 305 Nursing Theories, Practice and Issues
Block 7 NURS 401 Nursing Research
Block 8 NURS 402 & 402.1 Maternal Newborn Nursing & Clinical
Block 9 NURS 403 & 403.1 Pediatric Nursing & Clinical
Block 10 NURS 306 & 306.1 Adult Health Nursing II & Clinical
Block 11 NURS 402 & 402.1 Community and Mental Health Nursing & Clinical
Block 12 NURS 410 Care of the Older Adult
Block 13 NURS 406 Leadership
Block 14 NURS 407 Senior Practicum
Block 15 NURS 408 Senior Seminar

Contact us to learn more about our ABSN curriculum. You can also read the full course descriptions in the course catalog.