College of Nursing

Accelerated BSN

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Program Summary

Spring 2022
Application Dates: 08/15/2021
Start Dates: 01/10/2022
Fall 2022
Application Dates: 03/1/2022
Start Dates: 08/22/2022
*Credits vary based on previous credits earned
Credits required: 120
Cost per credit: $582.00
Brittany Fiero

Brittany Fiero

Recruitment Coordinator

ABSN Program

College of Nursing

315 College of Nursing Building

751 Rose Street

Lexington, KY 40536-0232

(859) 323-6227

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The Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) track is for those who have completed a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree in another field, serving as a medic or corpsman in US military or hold an active LPN license from a regionally accredited institution.  If you are looking for an opportunity to move to the next level of nursing care, then this is the track for you.

Program Summary

Spring 2022
Application Dates: 08/15/2021
Start Dates: 01/10/2022
Fall 2022
Application Dates: 03/1/2022
Start Dates: 08/22/2022
*Credits vary based on previous credits earned
Credits required: 120
Cost per credit: $582.00

Make your career move to the next level in nursing care.

The complexity of health care systems today demands an increased focus on improving outcomes with knowledge of evidence-based nursing interventions. A BSN-prepared nurse is innovative in health care delivery with knowledge in interprofessional practice, leadership and bedside expertise.

IMPORTANT: This rigorous program allows students to complete all didactic course work fully online, but requires weekly in-person clinicals and labs on the University of Kentucky campus.

Admission Requirements

Our ABSN program has three applicant types (i) Second-degree (ii) MedVet and (iii) LPN.
Admission requirements depends on applicants background.

(i) Second-degree Applicants

  • Completion of a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree

  • Cumulative 2.75 GPA on a 4.0 scale for second-degree; Science GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale

(ii) MedVet Applicants

  • Completion of Army Medical Specialist (68W), Navy Corpsman or Air Force Medical Specialist training

  • Review of JST and CLEP for academic transfer credit with UK's Veterans Resource Center and Transfer Equivalency Office*

  • Cumulative 2.75 GPA on a 4.0 scale ; Science GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale

  • For information regarding using your GI Bill, contact the VetSuccess campus counselor at (859) 218-2876

(iii) LPN Applicants

  • Completion of LPN from a regionally accredited institution and a current active license to practice
  • Cumulative 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale; Science GPA of 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale 


​All applicants must have minimum grade of "C" in each of the following natural science courses:

  • Human Anatomy (3 credits)
  • Human Physiology (3 credits)
  • General Biology (3 credits)
  • Chemistry course equivalent to CHE 103 at UK or one year (two semesters) of General Chemistry
  • General Psychology (3 credits) or Developmental Psychology equivalent to PSY 223 at UK  
  • Composition and Communication courses equivalent to CIS 110 and 111 or CIS 112 at UK  
     
  • The following courses while not required for admission to the ABSN program must be completed BEFORE an applicant's first semester of nursing: 
    • General Microbiology course equivalent to BIO 208 at UK with a minimum grade of "C"
    • Nutrition course equivalent to DHN 212 at UK with a minimum grade of "C"
    • Statisitcs course equivalent to STA 210, STA 296, or BST 230 at UK with a minimum grade of "C"

NOTE: Repeated grades are averaged together. We do not use the best grade for courses that have been repeated.

*Read more about Transfer Equivalency Information here.


Program Credits

The full number of credit hours that are required to earn a bachelors degree is 120. Required credits will vary based on previous credits earned by a student.
Interested students can reach out to Britanny Fiero (Brittany.Fiero@uky.edu) our ABSN Recruitment Coordinator with questions.

 

Program Fees

$614 per semester Nursing Fee in addition to the Cost Per Credit shown above. 


Upcoming Events

Join us in our upcoming Virtual Information Session for Accelerated Bachelor in Science Nursing (ABSN) program.  Participants will get an overview of each College of Nursing ABSN program (LPN to BSN, MedVet, and Second Degree). You'll also have the opportunity to speak directly with our recruiter and program coordinator. We are hosting three sessions this spring:

  • Wednesday, January 19 from 5 - 6:00 p.m. ET
  • Friday, February 4 from Noon - 1:00 p.m. ET
  • Friday, April 8 from 12 - 1:00 p.m. ET

Register here for the event.

Virtual Information Sessions for Spring 2022


Contact

Brittany Fiero

Brittany Fiero

Recruitment Coordinator

ABSN Program

College of Nursing

315 College of Nursing Building

751 Rose Street

Lexington, KY 40536-0232

(859) 323-6227

State Authorization & Licensure

If you plan to complete a University of Kentucky online program while living outside of Kentucky, you should check the Out-of-State Students page to determine if the University of Kentucky is authorized to provide this program in your state of residence. If you plan to use the degree to seek licensure, you should also determine if the degree meets the educational requirements for licensure in your state.