Accelerated BSN: Required Courses | College of Nursing | Kent State University

Prerequisite Coursework

17-18 Credit Hours

  • BSCI 21010: Anatomy and Physiology I (4)
  • BSCI 21020: Anatomy and Physiology II (4)
  • Approved Chemistry Elective (3-4)
    Chemistry Elective Options: CHEM 10050; CHEM 10055; CHEM 10060; CHEM 10970
  • BSCI 20021: Basic Microbiology (3) or BSCI 30171: General Microbiology (4)
  • Approved Math Elective (3-5)
    MATH 10772; MATH 10773 & MATH 10774; MATH 10775; MATH 11009; MATH 11012; MATH 11010; MATH 12002; MATH 12011; MATH 12012

Nursing Major Requirements

12-13 Credit Hours

These courses are not prerequisites but are required courses for graduation. Preference is given to applicants who will have these completed prior to admission into the ABSN program.

  • BSCI 30050: Human Genetics (3) or BSCI 30156: Elements of Genetics (3)
  • NURS 20950: Human Growth and Development for Healthcare Professionals (3)
  • NUTR 23511: Science of Human Nutrition (3)
  • Approved Statistics Elective (3-4)
    NURS 31010; PSYC 21621; PH 30002; MATH 10041

Additional Graduation Requirements

9 Credit Hours

These courses are not prerequisites but are required courses for graduation. You can and are encouraged to complete these prior to admission into the ABSN program.


Accelerated BSN Nursing Sequence Coursework

59 Credit Hours

Daytime Cohort

Fall Admit – Daytime Cohort

Fall Year I – 16 credit hours

  • NURS 20025 - Pharm. & Alterations in Phys. Functioning I / 3 cr.
  • NURS 20040 - Fundamentals of Nursing / 8 cr.
  • NURS 30050 - Basic Nursing Informatics / 2 cr.
  • NURS 30070 - Health Care Policy / 3 cr.

Spring Year I – 15 credit hours

  • NURS 30025 - Pharm. & Alterations in Phys. Functioning II / 3 cr.
  • NURS 30035 - Nursing of Adults Across the Lifespan / 9 cr.
  • NURS 40025 - Intro. to Professional Development & EBP / 3 cr.

Summer Year I – 12 credit hours

  • NURS 30010 - Parent and Newborn Nursing / 4 cr.
  • NURS 30020 - Health Care of Children / 4 cr
  • NURS 40020 - Community Health Nursing / 4 cr.

Fall Year II – 16 credit hours

  • NURS 40010 - Nursing of the Critically Ill / 4 cr.
  • NURS 40030 - Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing Care / 4 cr.
  • NURS 40045 - Integration of Leadership & Management / 6 cr.
  • NURS 45075 - NCLEX Success / 2 cr.
Spring Admit – Daytime Cohort

Spring Year I – 16 credit hours

  • NURS 20025 - Pharm. & Alterations in Phys. Functioning I / 3 cr.
  • NURS 20040 - Fundamentals of Nursing / 8 cr.
  • NURS 30050 - Basic Nursing Informatics / 2 cr.
  • NURS 30070 - Health Care Policy / 3 cr.

Summer Year I – 12 credit hours

  • NURS 30025 - Pharm. & Alterations in Phys. Functioning II / 3 cr.
  • NURS 30035 - Nursing of Adults Across the Lifespan / 9 cr.

Fall Year I – 15 credit hours

  • NURS 30010 - Parent and Newborn Nursing / 4 cr.
  • NURS 30020 - Health Care of Children / 4 cr
  • NURS 40020 - Community Health Nursing / 4 cr.
  • NURS 40025 - Intro. to Professional Development & EBP / 3 cr.

Spring Year II – 16 credit hours

  • NURS 40010 - Nursing of the Critically Ill / 4 cr.
  • NURS 40030 - Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing Care / 4 cr.
  • NURS 40045 - Integration of Leadership & Management / 6 cr.
  • NURS 45075 - NCLEX Success / 2 cr.
Summer Admit – Daytime Cohort

Summer Year I – 13 credit hours

  • NURS 20025 - Pharm. & Alterations in Phys. Functioning I / 3 cr.
  • NURS 20040 - Fundamentals of Nursing / 8 cr.
  • NURS 30050 - Basic Nursing Informatics / 2 cr.

Fall Year I – 16 credit hours

  • NURS 30025 - Pharm. & Alterations in Phys. Functioning II / 3 cr.
  • NURS 30035 - Nursing of Adults Across the Lifespan / 9 cr.
  • NURS 40020 - Community Health Nursing / 4 cr.

Spring Year I – 18 credit hours

  • NURS 30010 - Parent and Newborn Nursing / 4 cr.
  • NURS 30020 - Health Care of Children / 4 cr
  • NURS 30070 - Health Care Policy / 3 cr.
  • NURS 40025 - Intro. to Professional Development & EBP / 3 cr.
  • NURS 40030 - Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing Care / 4 cr.

Summer Year II – 12 credit hours

  • NURS 40010 - Nursing of the Critically Ill / 4 cr.
  • NURS 40045 - Integration of Leadership & Management / 6 cr.
  • NURS 45075 - NCLEX Success / 2 cr.

Evening/Weekend Cohorts (Fall Admit Only)

Fall Year I – 13 credit hours

  • NURS 20025 - Pharm. & Alterations in Phys. Functioning I / 3 cr.
  • NURS 20040 - Fundamentals of Nursing / 8 cr.
  • NURS 30050 - Basic Nursing Informatics / 2 cr.

Spring Year I – 15 credit hours

  • NURS 30025 - Pharm. & Alterations in Phys. Functioning II / 3 cr.
  • NURS 30035 - Nursing of Adults Across the Lifespan / 9 cr.
  • NURS 30070 - Health Care Policy / 3 cr.

Summer Year I – 8 credit hours

  • NURS 30010 - Parent and Newborn Nursing / 4 cr.
  • NURS 30020 - Health Care of Children / 4 cr

Fall Year II – 11 credit hours

  • NURS 40020 - Community Health Nursing / 4 cr.
  • NURS 40025 - Intro. to Professional Development & EBP / 3 cr.
  • NURS 40030 - Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing Care / 4 cr.

Spring Year II – 12 credit hours

  • NURS 40010 - Nursing of the Critically Ill / 4 cr.
  • NURS 40045 - Integration of Leadership & Management / 6 cr.
  • NURS 45075 - NCLEX Success / 2 cr.