ABSN- Duke University School of Nursing
Information on the Program
- The Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) program is a second-degree program for students who have earned an undergraduate degree and all of the needed prerequisites. This is a 16-month, full-time program that takes place on campus.
- Our students are interested in health promotion and disease prevention, clinical leadership, evidence-based nursing practice, and culturally sensitive care. Our professors use a variety of teaching-learning methodologies, including simulations, virtual and standardized patients, and more.
- The only accredited health care simulation education facility in North Carolina is our unparalleled Center for Nursing Discovery, and you’ll have access to it! Our faculty is dedicated to teaching students to provide patients and their families with safe, high-quality nursing care.
- You’ll complete 58 credit hours of coursework and almost 800 hours of clinical experience as a student. Clinical experiences at numerous sites within the Duke University Health System, as well as top-tier healthcare systems in the Raleigh-Durham, NC, area and around the world, provide our students with an unrivaled advantage.
- ABSN students have the opportunity to earn up to nine credits toward a Master’s degree! Register for electives in evidence-based practice, statistics and research design, population health in a global society, and other topics.
- You’ll be eligible for registered nurse licensure and admission into professional nursing practice after graduation.
- The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education has accredited the Duke University School of Nursing’s accelerated baccalaureate nursing program.
ABSN Clinical Immersion Experiences
- Some of your clinical hours as an ABSN student may be completed locally or globally.
Students who choose local clinical placements will work with a varied range of cultural groups in Durham County, NC, including Latinos, refugees, and immigrants, as well as a variety of vulnerable groups such as the poor, homeless, and elderly.
- Durham Housing Authority and Families Moving Forward are two current community and public health partners in the area. Learning Together, Urban Ministries, Church World Service, The Immaculate Conception Church, Partners for Youth Opportunities Throughout the semester, local clinical immersion groups complete their hours on a weekly basis.
- Students who go overseas will spend the summer between their second and third semesters at one of our clinical sites for a two-week immersion program. Students gain essential insight into various health care systems, community-based initiatives, and treatment regimens in various cultural settings thanks to these rich learning environments.
- Community assessment, clinical observations, hands-on experiences at local health care centers or polyclinics, health promotion teaching, home visits, environmental health visits with local health officers, and cultural enrichment activities are all common GCIE activities.