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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 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.

Program Prerequisites:

  • 3 hrs. Lifespan Development (Includes Lifespan, Human, or Child Development)
  • 3 hrs. College Algebra (or proficiency)
  • 3 hrs. Probability and Statistics
  • 3 hrs. English Comp I or II (or proficiency)
  • 3 hrs. Public Speaking
  • Minimum of 15 Scientific Literacy
  • 7 hrs. Anatomy and Physiology (will consider 5- and 6-hour courses)*
  • 3 hrs. Human Nutrition – must be a science-based course (e.g. a biology or general science course. Other nutrition courses [health, PE] may/may not be accepted based on the course description and/or syllabus)*
  • 5-7 hrs. Other appropriate science courses that relate to nursing: microbiology, chemistry, genetics, or biology.


Please note:

  • Students with a previous bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university are considered to have met additional MNU general core requirements. Students without a previous bachelor's degree will also need to complete 6 additional hrs of a social responsibility (Courses included in this are History, Social Science, Economics, Criminal Justice or Psychology) before starting the accelerated BSN program.

CLEP Test Options

At MNU there are a few prerequisite classes that you do have the option to CLEP test out of. See below which courses are eligible.

Nursing Prerequisite Course
CLEP Test Option
Lifespan Development
Any Human Growth & Development course
College Algebra (or proficiency)
College Algebra (or proficiency)
English Composition I
College Composition Modular with MNU essay
General Education Requirements*
CLEP Test Option
History of the U.S. I or II, Sociology, Psychology, Economics, Anthropology, etc.**
Introduction to Sociology
General Sociology

*Required if do not already have a Bachelor’s degree, Associate of Science degree or Associate of Art degree.
**There are many options in fulfilling this requirement. Please contact us for a full list.

CLEP test preparation

  • Go to for more information on CLEP exams.
  • MNU only offers CLEP tests occasionally. Please contact the MNU Kresge Center, 913.971.3387 or, 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

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