ABSN Hybrid Program
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Roseman University of Health Sciences offers an Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) program at our campuses in Henderson, Nevada, and South Jordan, Utah. The ABSN program is designed for students who have earned a bachelor’s degree in another field of study or completed the appropriate prerequisites to enroll in the program.
The ABSN program is a hybrid program that offers the didactic component online through faculty presentations. Clinical rotations, group assignments, and laboratory assignments are held in-person at one of the Roseman campuses and/or health-care facilities throughout Southern Nevada and Utah.
The ABSN program prepares the candidates for entry into practice as a nurse generalist. At the completion of the program, the graduate is prepared to practice the profession of nursing assuming legal, ethical, and professional responsibility as identified in the Nurse Practice Act. The graduate must apply for, take and pass the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) required for all registered nurse candidates.
The ABSN admits three times a year in July, October, and February. Please contact an ABSN Advisor at 702-968-1679 for information regarding deadlines and application timelines.
Block Curriculum System
The University uses the “block system” of curricular design, which provides students with the opportunity to study one content area intensely and master it without distractions from other subjects. Therefore, the student’s progression within the nursing program is dependent on the mastery of the subject matter necessary for application in the subsequent block.
Level of Achievement
The University has set the standard of achievement for each block at 90%. That means that in order to receive a “pass”, a student must achieve a score of 90% or higher on each assessment.
The College of Nursing is committed to creating an environment whereby students are provided additional learning opportunities to achieve the standard of 90% on all block requirements. Thus, students are provided the opportunity to remediate Assessments, skills, and other educational assignments to achieve the 90% passing grade. Remediation provides students the opportunity to work with the faculty to identify areas that require additional focus and mastery, develop learning strategies, and re-test or rewrite the educational assignment.
Students are given additional opportunities through remediation to achieve a standard of 90% in order to accommodate different styles and rates of learning.
The ABSN program is a hybrid program. Didactic components of a block are taken online. Assessments, group assignments, skills lab assignments, and clinical rotations are done in person. Blocks vary in length depending on the number of credits and whether or not a clinical component is required.
Clinical rotations are held at various hospitals and health-care facilities throughout Southern Nevada as well as the Salt Lake Valley and surrounding areas. Clinical rotation hours vary in length and hours depending on the block, facility, and scheduling. Students are assigned the hours and location of a clinical rotation.
Additional information regarding the ABSN program admissions requirements, curriculum, and policies may be obtained by downloading the College of Nursing Student Handbook. If you are interested in talking to an advisor about the program, please complete an online request form, or call 702-968-1679.
A significant benefit of accelerated nursing programs is right there in the name: the accelerated timeline. If you’re able to commit to this program from day one as though it was a full-time job, you could receive your nursing degree in as little as 18 months. You may find that while others are still hunting for the right nursing program, you could already be out in the workforce, demonstrating your full nursing potential.
Increased Earning Potential
This accelerated timeline helps reduce the length of time you’re enrolled in school while moving up your timeline for increased earning power. Over the length of your nursing career, you’ll find the extra time spent working can give you a leg up over your peers, garnering your experience and knowledge, while still having an excellent educational foundation on which to achieve your professional goals.
When it comes to the benefits of ABSN programs, one of the most significant is the flexibility of our online courses. Through our online learning platform, you’ll have the ability to learn in the environment, and at a time that works best for you and your schedule. You’ll be able to work at your own pace, within the structures of the program, while having a clear understanding of how much time is needed to complete each lesson.
Ideal ABSN Program Applicants
Due to the accelerated nature of this hybrid program, the ideal students are ready to commit to the program as if it were a full-time job. The coursework can be rigorous, and the most successful students understand this. Students that go on to great successes have no fear in asking any and all questions that help boost their own understanding of the lesson and coursework.
Per the prerequisites of the program, the ideal applicant has already shown their ability to obtain, retain, and demonstrate knowledge through their work in receiving a bachelor’s degree in another field of study. By limiting our program to those already with a degree or have otherwise completed the program’s prerequisites, our teachers and professors are able to ensure that everyone can keep pace with the accelerated approach.
In short: yes. Out-of-state students are encouraged to visit and apply to either our Henderson, Nevada, and South Jordan, Utah, campuses. Both campuses are beautifully designed, with easy access to local amenities, places of interest, and breathtaking outdoor spaces. An ABSN Advisor can further work with you to assess your needs and determine the best path forward for joining our program.