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Accelerated Nursing Program for Non-Nurses

Georgian Court’s 14-month accelerated nursing program features small class sizes and hands-on learning

Become a Registered Nurse and Launch Your New Career in 14 Months

Georgian Court University is the smart choice for those serious about transitioning to nursing. Our decade-long partnership with Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s largest health provider, offers a tremendous advantage for our nursing students.

Our 14-month, accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) program is an intensive, hands-on experience that prepares students to achieve RN licensure and launch their careers soon after completion. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy, we train our nurses to have successful and purposeful careers.

The Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (A.B.S.N) program enrolls students for starts in June and November of every year. Seats are limited, so those interested are encouraged to complete their applications as soon as possible.

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A.B.S.N. Program Highlights


Max Student-to-Faculty Ratio

Small class sizes offer personalized attention for those with no prior nursing experience.


Locations to Perform Rotations

You’ll perform clinicals at Hackensack Meridian Health locations throughout New Jersey.


NCLEX Pass Rate

Undergraduate program as of 2023.


Employment Rate

Nearly 9 out of 10 nursing graduates from the Class of 2019 are employed.


Years of Combined Experience

Our world-class faculty offer medical experience that equips you for health care on the frontlines.


Median Annual Salary for New Jersey Nurses

The field of nursing pays, and offers a fulfilling career path for serving others.

Students of Georgian Court’s accelerated nursing program perform a clinical rotation at a nearby hospital
The faculty was phenomenal. I never felt like I was doing this on my own. They really worked with me. It's very much about the compassion and, you know, being there for people. It's all about caring. It’s all about that personal connection to the people that you're in your career field for.
Jamaal Lynwood
Jamaal Lynwood ’20, ’22

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Program Information

First Term/Session
NU211 Foundations of Professional Nursing Practice
NU221 Health Assessment
NU275 Pathophysiology
NU111 Introduction to Professional Nursing

Second Term/Session
NU280 Pharmacotherapeutics I
NU271 Evidence-Based Nursing Care of the Adult I
NU356 Evidence-Based Care of the Older Adult
NU325 Evidence-Based Behavioral Health

Third Term/Session
NU322 Evidence-Based Nursing Care of Childbearing Families
NU423 Evidence-Based Nursing Care of Childrearing Families
NU343 Evidence for Practice
GCU CIE (Preferably GEN400)

Fourth Term/Session
NU371 Evidence-Based Nursing Care of the Adult II
NU380 Pharmacotherapeutics II
NU421 Evidence-Based Nursing Practice in the Community

Fifth Term/Session
NU471 Evidence-Based Leadership and Management in Nursing
NU472 Senior Seminar for Professional Nursing Practice
NU496 Transition into Clinical Nursing Practice [“Immersion Experience”]

  • Tuition for the GCU Accelerated B.S.N. program: $795.00 per credit
  • Comprehensive fee: $325.00 per term
  • Mandatory accident insurance: $30 per term
  • Parking fee: $105.00 + tax per semester
  • Must have completed your bachelor’s degree prior to A.B.S.N. start date
  • Minimum Cumulative GPA: 3.2
  • Complete the following courses prior to the start of A.B.S.N. program with a required minimum grade of B- or better (first attempted grade is considered; not the retake of a course):
Note: Any course with a lab component MUST have been completed within ten years of ABSN start date
Didactic HoursClinical / Lab CreditsTotal Credits
Human Anatomy & Physiology I (with lab)314
Human Anatomy & Physiology II (with lab)314
Microbiology (with lab)314
Statistics (must include inferential statistics)33
Chemistry (with lab)—ONE of the following: Inorganic, Organic, or Biochemistry314
Psychology: A course in developmental psychology (Lifespan preferred)33
Ethics Course (Bioethics preferred)33
Total 25
  • Georgian Court University A.B.S.N. Application
  • Official college transcript(s) from all previously attended institutions
  • Résumé
  • Interview (upon submission of application and once all documents are received and reviewed, you will be contacted to schedule an interview for further consideration)

For any further questions about the A.B.S.N. program at Georgian Court University, please contact Dan Gallen in the Office of Admissions.

Winter 2024
November 28, 2023 – Application closed
Session Summer 2024
May 28, 2024 – Application is open, tentative deadline is February 1st, 2024
Session Winter 2025
November 26, 2024 – Application not yet open