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Accelerated Bachelor of Science Nursing (ABSN) Program at MidAmerica Nazarene University

Eligibility Requirements:

You are eligible if you:

  • have a BS or BA degree in another field from a regionally-accredited college or university, OR
  • are an LPN or paramedic/MICT with 60  hours of college credit from a regionally-accredited college or university, OR
  • are HIGHLY motivated with at least 60 hours of credit from a regionally-accredited college or university.
  • have a cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 3.00 on a 0-4.0 scale, OR 
  • have a program prerequisite GPA of at least 3.00 on a 0-4.00 scale.

ABSN program prerequisites

In addition to the basic program requirements listed above, we have additional requirements depending on if you already have a bachelor's degree.

Bachelor's Degree?
No Bachelor's Degree?

Program requirements if you have a Bachelor's Degree:

  • Lifespan Development (includes Lifespan, Human/Child Development)* - 3 hours
  • College Algebra (or proficiency)* - 3 hours
  • Probability & Statistics* - 3 hours
  • English Comp I (or proficiency)* - 3 hours
  • Public Speaking (Communications course)* - 3 hours
  • Anatomy*† - 4 hours
  • Physiology*† - 3 hours
  • Human Nutrition* - 3 hours
  • Additional sciences such as: Chemistry, Microbiology, Human Genetics - 5-7 hours total

*Required. †A 5- or 6-hour combined Anatomy and Physiology course will meet the above requirement.

Program requirements if you do NOT have a Bachelor's Degree:

  • Lifespan Development (includes Lifespan, Human/Child Development)* - 3 hours
  • College Algebra (or proficiency)* - 3 hours
  • Probability & Statistics* - 3 hours
  • English Comp I (or proficiency)* - 3 hours
  • English Comp II: Research Writing* - 3 hours
  • Public Speaking (Communications course)* - 3 hours
  • Anatomy*† - 4 hours
  • Physiology*† - 3 hours
  • Human Nutrition* - 3 hours
  • Additional sciences such as: Chemistry, Microbiology, Human Genetics - 5-7 hours total
  • Social Responsibitity Coursework* - 3 hours
    Social Responsibility courses include, but are not limited to: Sociology Courses: General Sociology, Cultural & Social Anthropology, Understanding Multicultural Behavior, Intercultural Communications, Marriage & Family; Psychology Courses: General Psychology, Criminal Justice Courses: Introduction to Criminal Justice; Economics: Macro or Micro Economics, Personal Finance. Please speak with our admissions staff if you have questions on which cources qualify.

*Required. †A 5- or 6-hour combined Anatomy and Physiology course will meet the above requirement.

 

Please note, if you have taken the ACT exam, higher scores may exempt you from some required courses. Additionally, many students can demonstrate proficiency by passing a CLEP exam. Our admissions staff will work with you to carefully go over your academic records in order to ensure you fully meet our requirements. We will work with you as best we can to ensure your start in our program is a success.

For those unable to meet the demands of this intensive one-year program, our two-year traditional BSN program might be a better fit. Let us know if you'd like more information about how you could transfer into that program as well.

CLEP Exam Program

At MNU there are a few prerequisite courses that you do have the option to demonstrate proficiency by passing a CLEP exam. Categories for CLEP tests include History & Social Sciences, Composition & Literature, Science & Mathematics, Business, World Languages. Eligible courses for CLEP exam exemption include Lifespan Development, College Alegebra, English Composition I, Chemistry and Biology. Our admissions staff can work with you if you'd like to utilize a CLEP test option.

CLEP test preparation

  • Go to http://clep.collegeboard.org/exam for more information on CLEP exams.
  • MNU only offers CLEP tests occasionally. Please contact the MNU Kresge Center, 913.971.3387 or kresge@mnu.edu, for more information on testing times and which specific tests will be administered.
  • You may take CLEP tests anywhere the test is administered. Not just at MNU. You'll just need enter MNU as the destination for your results. MNU’s CLEP code is 6437. CLEP results take a few weeks to be sent.

Post-CLEP test steps

  • The first step is to ensure that you have requested your Official CLEP Scores to be sent to MNU. MNU’s CLEP code is 6437. Remember, CLEP results take a few weeks to be sent.
  • Once your results are received, we will send you a letter of eligibility. With a score of 50 or better on the CLEP test, you will be eligible for 3 hours of credit.
  • The letter from us will have further instructions on how either to apply those credit hours to your student record at MNU or waive the requirement entirely.

If you have any questions about CLEP tests, please contact the MNU Kresge Center, 913.971.3387 or kresge@mnu.edu.

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