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Online Accelerated BSN Program

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Earn Your Nursing Degree in as Few as 18 Months

Do you see a future for yourself in the field of nursing? The University of Tulsa can prepare you to make your entrance. Our Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) program is built for those who have a non-nursing bachelor’s degree and want to quickly transition to a nursing career.

To support you in completing your degree, the online ABSN at TU is built on 60 core credits* and designed to be completed in as few as 18 months. TU also grants conditional admittance to students with a variety of bachelor’s degrees. So no matter what you studied, you can start down the path to nursing.

If you can’t wait to begin your path to transformative care, we’ll provide the unmatched support you need to start making a difference. Start your journey at TU today.

TU is currently accepting ABSN applications from residents of Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Massachusetts, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, and Virginia.

*Please note that the total credit hours required may vary based on your individual official transcript evaluations.

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Earn Your ABSN Online at TU

Designed for adult learners and working professionals, our online ABSN delivers courses over eight-week periods with five start times per year to allow for an accelerated graduation timeline. Between practice-based coursework and hands-on clinical hours, you'll gain the critical skills you need to pass the NCLEX-RN® and deliver transformative patient care.

Here are some topics you'll encounter in ABSN coursework:

  • Overview of the professional, historical, social, and political forces that affect nursing and health care
  • Basic principles of pharmacotherapeutics and metrology calculation related to drugs and solutions
  • How to use the nursing process to help individuals experiencing simple disruptions to health across the lifespan

TU Graduates Are Ready for the NCLEX-RN

From the very first class you take at TU, you’ll begin learning the material you’ll need to be prepared for the Next Generation NCLEX.

The University of Tulsa far exceeds the state and national average, with first-time pass rates in the 95th percentile. Take a look at TU’s NCLEX results for first-time test takers:

Calendar Year TU Pass Rate
2022 95%
2021 95%
2020 89%

Obtaining Licensure in Your State

For students seeking registered nurse licensure, please review the specific academic requirements for the program in which you are enrolling, including those related to practicum/internship and pre-qualifications for licensure.

It is the responsibility of the student completing the licensure program to check with the licensing board(s) in their state of residence or the state in which they intend to obtain a license for the most recent information and requirements. Many licensure boards have additional requirements beyond successful degree completion to obtain a license. Please be advised that state laws, regulations, and policies may change at any time.

TU shall not be held liable if the student is unable to qualify for licensure or certification in any jurisdiction or cannot obtain a practicum/internship location.

Accelerated Online BSN to MSN Degree Pathway

Graduates of TU’s ABSN program who pass the NCLEX enjoy priority admissions into the online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), a 30-credit hour program designed for working nurses who want to continue advancing their professional skill set.

Curriculum & Courses

Designed for students with a bachelor’s degree in a non-nursing field, the ABSN program is built on 60 core credits* and offered in an accelerated eight-week format to allow for multiple starts each year. Degree completion requires a one-week skills bootcamp on our campus as a prerequisite to clinical work and a combination of preceptor and project-based clinicals, totaling 630 hours.

Clinical requirements are completed alongside course content to reinforce learning and foster clinical development. Students will complete preceptor-based clinicals in their local communities with the assistance of TU placement coordinators. TU will also assign a clinical faculty site visitor to support clinical experiences overseen by an experienced preceptor.

*Please note that the total credit hours required may vary based on your individual official transcript evaluations.

View full curriculum details in The University of Tulsa course catalog.

Online ABSN Degree Path

Credits Clinical Hours
1st Eight Weeks
NSG 2003 Fundamentals of Nursing 3
NSG 3053 Health Assessment 3
2nd Eight Weeks
NSG 2233 Pharmacology 3
NSG 3063 Theoretical Frameworks in Nursing 3
Preclinical Skills Development (One Week)
NSG 2111 Skills Bootcamp (On Campus) 1 30 (preclinical)
3rd Eight Weeks
NSG 2343 Acute and Chronic Care I 3
NSG 2373 Acute and Chronic Care I Practicum 3 135
4th Eight Weeks
NSG 2443 Acute and Chronic Care II 3
NSG 2473 Acute and Chronic Care II Practicum 3 135
NSG 4543 Quality Across Health Care Systems 3
5th Eight Weeks
NSG 4023 Informatics in Healthcare 3
NSG 3543 Nursing Care of Specialized Populations I (Gerontology/Mental Health) 3
NSG 3572 Nursing Care of Specialized Populations I Practicum 2 90
6th Eight Weeks
NSG 4013 Nursing Care for the Family 3
NSG 4643 Nursing Care of Specialized Populations II (Maternal/Child) 3
NSG 4672 Nursing Care of Specialized Populations II Practicum 2 90
7th Eight Weeks
NSG 3073 Population Health 3
NSG 3071 Population Health Practicum 1 45
NSG 4263 Nursing Science V 3
8th Eight Weeks
NSG 4643 Capstone 3
NSG 4843 Acute and Chronic Care III 3
NSG 4873 Acute and Chronic Care III Practicum 3 135
Total 60* 630
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“While I am learning how to perfect my technical skills, I am also gaining insight on how to handle situations as they arise, how to earn a patient’s trust, and how to communicate with family members.”
– Victoria Crider, BSN Alum, on the clinical experience gained through a preceptorship while studying at TU


Accelerated Nursing Education at an Unbeatable Value

At just $445 per credit hour with textbooks included, our online ABSN degree delivers an elite, private nursing education at a competitive price. The 60-credit hour program* accelerates your path to nursing leadership so you can increase your earning potential sooner.

*Please note that the total credit hours required may vary based on your individual official transcript evaluations.

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Community of Care

TU is home to compassionate educators who provide individualized guidance and one-on-one support. We take the time to understand your goals, matching and mentoring you to promote career readiness and foster professional development.

Why Choose Tu?

An experienced faculty dedicated to helping you advance your career

An up-to-date curriculum designed to prepare future-ready nurses

A reputation for training confident and competent nursing leaders since 1973

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About The University of Tulsa

The University of Tulsa is known for its long-standing legacy of producing skilled and hard-working nurses, dating back to its first graduating class from the School of Nursing in 1973. TU's online programs are sharing this reputation of academic excellence with a cohort of learners across the United States, preparing a new generation of future-ready nurses, compassionate caregivers, and nursing leaders to thrive in their field.
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