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A holistic degree—at an accelerated pace.

Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Hybrid)

A career helping others may be closer than you think. 

In our accelerated bachelor of science in nursing program at Loyola University New Orleans, you can apply previous academic experience to earn your degree in just 17 months. This hybrid program offers synchronous learning, and guaranteed clinical placements with our healthcare partners. 

You’re a great candidate for this program if:

  • You have already earned your bachelor’s (or higher) degree in a field other than nursing
  • You have completed the required prerequisites prior to starting the program (see below) 
  • You’re committed to an accelerated full-time course and study schedule 
  • You can complete clinical work in the Greater New Orleans area 

Nurses are in high demand.

Answer the call to serve your community. 

In our accelerated pre-licensure program, you’ll be immersed in evidence-based clinical work and hands-on learning to prepare you to work in today’s complex healthcare system. Build on your existing bachelor’s degree by completing a focused plan of study learning under the supervision of clinical practitioners and faculty who are subject matter experts. 

Here are some of the benefits of Loyola’s accelerated BSN program:

  • Benefit from guaranteed clinical placements with our local healthcare partners. 
  • Join a cohort of dedicated peers for a more immersive experience. Loyola provides a 1:10 or less faculty to student ratio for clinical work.  
  • Combine synchronous online learning with clinicals and simulations to put your new knowledge into practice under the supervision of experienced clinicians.
  • Earn your BSN in just 17 months with a curriculum designed to prepare students for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX).  

Applications for Spring 2024 open on August 1.

Application Deadline: November 1

Start Your Application

Have questions about the ABSN program? Reach out to the School of Nursing academic advisor, Nick Jackson. We look forward to hearing from you!


Loyola School of Nursing Graduate

Health in body, mind, and spirit.

At Loyola, you will benefit from a holistic liberal arts education centered on our Jesuit values of critical thinking and care for the whole person—body, mind, and spirit. Our accelerated BSN program provides the same quality education offered to on-ground undergraduate nursing students in a synchronous online modality to allow you to attend class from your home. This program is ideal for career changers and students with a non-nursing background interested in the healthcare industry.   

Accelerated B.S.N. Program Requirements

The accelerated bachelor’s degree in nursing program is a 53-credit program completed over four successive semesters, including enrollment in the summer. This full-time accelerated program requires a significant time commitment from students. We do not recommend working full-time while enrolled in the ABSN program. 

A bachelor’s degree is the minimum requirement for entry into the ABSN program. Students will not be eligible to receive credit for individual courses in the previous bachelor’s degree, only the completed degree. In order to prepare for the program, students must show proof of successful completion of pre-nursing required coursework.  

Required Prerequisites: 

  • Developmental Psychology
  • Introduction to Organic & Biochemistry
  • Anatomy & Physiology I + Lab
  • Anatomy & Physiology II + Lab
  • Microbiology + Lab
  • Introduction to Statistics 

Have questions about the ABSN program requirements?

Reach out to the School of Nursing academic advisor, Nick Jackson. We look forward to hearing from you! 

Loyola Nursing Student in Simulation Lab

Loyola Ochsner Simulation Lab

The Loyola Ochsner Nursing Simulation Lab recreates the experience of working in a real healthcare facility, allowing students to practice clinical skills and make errors in a safe, controlled environment. Connecting theory to practice, nursing students learn by doing and develop essential critical thinking and communication skills. Accelerated BSN students begin practicing in the sim lab from their very first semester.

Loyola Nursing Student Doing Classwork

Our Clinical Partners

Students in the ABSN program benefit from guaranteed clinical placements with partner healthcare organizations. Students learn in world-class medical facilities and build their professional network while working closely with experienced healthcare practitioners.

Prepare for a range of nursing and healthcare roles.

As a student of the accelerated BSN program, you’ll learn about a variety of nursing specializations, develop your communication and interpersonal skills, and learn how to problem-solve in response to complex medical challenges. With a nursing degree from Loyola, you will graduate prepared to function as a nurse generalist. Career opportunities may be available to graduates in hospitals, outpatient centers and offices, as well as in community health settings and working for public and private companies.

You’ll explore the following nursing specialties throughout your clinical experience:

  • Medical Surgical/Adult Health
  • Women’s Health, including Obstetrics 
  • Pediatrics
  • Mental Health
  • Community Health
  • Critical Care

Meet the School of Nursing Faculty

Loyola’s faculty and staff are here to support you. Nursing faculty are healthcare professionals with a broad range of expertise, including technology in health care, women’s health and neonatal care, emergency medicine, and more.